OptoNews: Updates for PAC Project, groov, E1/E2

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 12, 2016 3:13:08 PM

Three new updates have recently been released:

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Topics: groov, Updates, optonews, I/O, PAC Project, Optomux, Firmware, PAC Control, PAC Manager, OptoNews 2016-10-12

OptoNews Tip: New OptoTagPreserve eases PAC updates

Posted by Jean Femia on Aug 3, 2016 3:52:31 PM

Last OptoNews you heard about all the new features in PAC Project 9.5 and SNAP PAC firmware 9.5, both just released.

The most exciting new features are the HTTP/HTTPS server and RESTful API, giving you secure access to I/O point and variable data in your PAC controller. 

These developer- and IoT-ready features are free—all you need to do is update your firmware.

But updating PAC controller firmware on a running system can pose a problem.

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Topics: Updates, Tips, optonews, PACs, PAC Project, Firmware, PAC Control, OptoTagPreserve, OptoNews 2016-08-03

How I upgraded my SNAP PAC controllers to version 9.5 and the RESTful interface

Posted by Benson Hougland on Aug 3, 2016 12:00:16 PM

I'm extremely excited about the new capabilities of the 9.5 firmware and, in particular, the new RESTful interface (REST API and HTTP/S server) for SNAP PAC controllers. I have several PACs throughout my home for various tasks like lighting, A/C, irrigation, energy management, monitoring, and surveillance. The new RESTful interface allows me to take my home automation system to completely new levels, including interacting with my other home automation/IoT products, like my Nest thermostats, smoke alarms, and NestCams; my Philips Hue lighting; my Wemo switches; and much more.

This post isn’t about home automation, however. It’s about getting the firmware upgrade done and configuring the HTTP/S RESTful server. And in doing so, it was important to me (and my application) that I preserved the persistent control system variables used in my control strategies. So...the following are the steps I took to upgrade my firmware while preserving important data and getting started with REST.

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Topics: PACs, Firmware, PAC Control, API, REST API, RESTful server, PAC Manager, OptoTagPreserve, REST

OptoNews: Sneak peek - SNAP PAC delivers the data

Posted by Jean Femia on Jun 22, 2016 4:59:12 PM

Are you thinking about how you could use data from some of your SNAP PACs in databases, other applications, even the Internet of Things (IoT)?

If so, you'll be pretty excited about the upcoming release of SNAP PAC firmware, R9.5. 

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Topics: Process control, Discrete control, Internet of Things, Updates, Remote monitoring, IoT, optonews, PACs, Firmware, Security, OptoNews 2016-06-22

OptoNews: New security updates for groov Box, E1/E2 brain boards

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 30, 2016 3:36:35 PM

Just released: two new updates that improve security and performance:

  • E1/E2 brain board firmware
  • groov Admin update for the groov Box 

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Topics: groov, Updates, optonews, Migration, Firmware, OptoNews 2016-03-30

OptoNews: Updated PAC firmware R9.4c released

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 16, 2015 4:55:06 PM

We've just released PAC firmware version R9.4c.

This updated firmware is for SNAP PAC controllers (S-series, R-series, and SoftPAC), SNAP PAC brains (Ethernet and serial), and G4EB2 and G4D32EB2 brains. 

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Topics: Updates, optonews, PACs, Firmware, OptoNews 2015-12-16

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