Smart machines provide innovative features by augmenting traditional automation with performance measurements, advanced signal analysis, and embedded control technologies. This integration of systems requires the use of secure, reliable industrial communication protocols to provide interoperability. The OPC Unified Architecture (UA) is a platform independent, service-oriented architecture that makes communications possible in distributed systems. OPC UA provides secure, robust communications to meet the requirements of key industry trends like the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0. In this webcast, you will learn how to quickly connect NI's embedded control and monitoring systems to third party automation components via OPC UA.