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Focused on developing a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture

The Forum is a consensus-based group of end users, suppliers, system integrators, standards organizations, and academia. It addresses both technical and business issues for process automation. 

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A standards-based, open, secure, and interoperable process control architecture which:

  • Enables access to a leading-edge capability

  • Allows integration of best-in-class components

  • Preserves asset owners' application software; Significantly lowers cost of future replacement

  • Promotes innovation and value creation

  • Applies across multiple process industries

  • Encourages innovation and value creation

  • Is commercially available

  • Is an inclusive collaboration between users and suppliers to provide the framework for an open systems architecture innovation and value creation

 

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Members of The Open Process Automation™ Forum at the ARC Event in Orlando, Florida. 

The O-PAS Standard, Version 2.1, is now available for download from The Open Group Library. Developed by The Open Group Open Process Automation™ Forum (OPAF), the standard is focused on meeting the minimum standard and specification requirements for federated process automation systems, using an open and interoperable reference architecture.

Learn more about O-PAS version 1.0 explained in this podcast

The Open Process Automation™ Business Guide 

This Business Guide expresses the motivation and vision for a standards-based, open, interoperable, and secure process automation architecture as a business imperative for both users and suppliers of industrial control systems.
 
The Forum wishes to thank Siemens for the use of their Polarion ALM System for the management of OPAF Requirements.  

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Being a member of The Open Group gives organizations early access to the latest information and developments regarding open standards and best practices, and enables them to participate in The Open Group’s highly influential Forums and Work Groups. We provide a collaborative, vendor-neutral environment where member representatives can:

  • Network with a world-class community of peers, experts and industry leaders
  • Have early access to information on industry developments
  • Gain insight for future decisions from both major customers and suppliers of IT
  • Influence outcomes that benefit their organizations
  • Grow professionally, and enhance their credibility in the industry
  • Receive education in best practices

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For a current list of members of the Open Process Automation Forum, please go here.