3 EPC-Specific Content and Structure
|For Standard||EPC v1.0|
An EPC file (or Energistics package) is an OPC file; this means first and foremost that any standard OPC reader or library should be able to read an EPC file. This chapter explains the EPC-specific differences that developers must address when implementing EPC.
IMPORTANT! IT professionals implementing EPC must use either OPC libraries or the OPC specification for the majority of their coding. Use this EPC specification to implement the EPC adaptations, which are explained in this chapter.
Figure 3-1 shows an example EPC file.