An Operations and Maintenance Information Open System Alliance

Collaboration To Create Open Industrial Information Standards

The Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA) and the OPC Foundation (OPC) announce a significant collaboration to produce Consensus-Based Industrial Standards for Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) Information. Initial efforts will leverage existing eXtensible Markup Language (XML) based specifications previously developed by OPC and MIMOSA respectively.
OPC and MIMOSA believe this is an important opportunity to establish a coordinated family of industry accepted information standards as the preferred alternative to multiple independent and potentially incompatible standards. In addition to technical collaboration, the organizations will pursue joint marketing activities to support their common vision of open interoperability and the continuing commercial adoption of their consortia standards along with the development of compatible formal standards. Further information is available in a Memorandum of Understanding published on both organizations' websites: www.opcfoundation.org and www.mimosa.org.
MIMOSA President Alan T. Johnston says: "This effort is an important model for industry, because it quickly enables open MRO related business collaboration by leveraging existing consensus-based specifications, rather than requiring duplicative effort."
Tom Burke, OPC Foundation President stated: "Collaboration between MIMOSA and the OPC Foundation will extend the reach of both standards, allowing MRO applications to have open, industry standard access to condition monitoring, diagnostic and asset management information from monitoring and control systems."
OPC Foundation is the management organization for OPC (Originally OLE for Process Control), an open and interoperable interface standard, that fosters greater interoperability between automation/control applications, field systems/devices, and business/office applications. It was created with the collaboration of leading worldwide automation and hardware software suppliers working in cooperation with Microsoft. Further information can be obtained from Don Holley, OPC Marketing Director (don.holley@ni.com) or from the OPC Foundation website www.opcfoundation.org.
MIMOSA, a trade association for the MRO solutions industry, advocates and develops information integration specifications to enable open industry-driven integrated solutions for managing complex highvalue assets. Membership includes technology suppliers and industry, government, and military users of MRO information. Further information can be obtained from MIMOSA President Alan T. Johnston (atjohn@mimosa.org) or from the MIMOSA website www.mimosa.org.
The Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA) and the OPC Foundation (OPC) announce a significant collaboration to produce Consensus-Based Industrial Standards for Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) Information. Initial efforts will leverage existing eXtensible Markup Language (XML) based specifications previously developed by OPC and MIMOSA respectively.
OPC and MIMOSA believe this is an important opportunity to establish a coordinated family of industry accepted information standards as the preferred alternative to multiple independent and potentially incompatible standards. In addition to technical collaboration, the organizations will pursue joint marketing activities to support their common vision of open interoperability and the continuing commercial adoption of their consortia standards along with the development of compatible formal standards. Further information is available in a Memorandum of Understanding published on both organizations' websites: www.opcfoundation.org and www.mimosa.org.
MIMOSA President Alan T. Johnston says: "This effort is an important model for industry, because it quickly enables open MRO related business collaboration by leveraging existing consensus-based specifications, rather than requiring duplicative effort."
Tom Burke, OPC Foundation President stated: "Collaboration between MIMOSA and the OPC Foundation will extend the reach of both standards, allowing MRO applications to have open, industry standard access to condition monitoring, diagnostic and asset management information from monitoring and control systems."
OPC Foundation is the management organization for OPC (Originally OLE for Process Control), an open and interoperable interface standard, that fosters greater interoperability between automation/control applications, field systems/devices, and business/office applications. It was created with the collaboration of leading worldwide automation and hardware software suppliers working in cooperation with Microsoft. Further information can be obtained from Don Holley, OPC Marketing Director (don.holley@ni.com) or from the OPC Foundation website www.opcfoundation.org.
MIMOSA, a trade association for the MRO solutions industry, advocates and develops information integration specifications to enable open industry-driven integrated solutions for managing complex highvalue assets. Membership includes technology suppliers and industry, government, and military users of MRO information. Further information can be obtained from MIMOSA President Alan T. Johnston (atjohn@mimosa.org) or from the MIMOSA website www.mimosa.org.