Object linking and embedding (OLE) for process control.
Source: API SPEC 17F, Specification for Subsea Production Control Systems, Second Edition, December 2006 (Reaffirmed April 2011). Global Standards
Set of specifications for the exchange of information in a process control environment.
- NOTE: The abbreviation “OPC” originally came from “OLE for Process Control”, where “OLE” was short for “Object Linking and Embedding.”
Source: ANSI/ISA–99.00.01–2007, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Part 1: Terminology, Concepts, and Models, 29 October 2007. National Standard