Opto 22 was founded in 1974 by engineers who designed a better solid-state relay and chose to build it in a non-corporate, flat organization. Now, 40 years later, they're still privately held, lean, and run by engineers.
Their flat organization fosters individual responsibility, quick response to customers' needs, and fast development of cutting-edge products.
Opto 22 products are designed to run on non-proprietary communication standards like Ethernet and the Internet Protocol (IP).
Open standards and commercially available technologies decrease the cost of automation and open up data for use where it's needed.
Over the years they've had a hand in promoting industry standards.