From IoT to IIoT: an industry pivot

Posted by Matt Newton on Feb 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This week Opto 22 is exhibiting at the Open IoT Summit in Portland, Oregon. The IoT Summit is a Linux Foundation event, packed with a ton of technology workshops and product demos.

We also exhibited at the IoT Summit last year. It’s a great chance to connect with the Linux developer community and get their perspective on things, since it’s so much different from what a typical industrial automation professional is exposed to.

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, IoT, PACs, API, REST, mobile, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Node-RED, GPIO

OptoNews: Opto 22 helps CAT provide power for the "Big Game"

Posted by Jean Femia on Feb 15, 2017 6:01:16 PM

Did you watch the Big Game on Sunday, February 5?

Not only was it a great game, with the outcome in doubt till a first-ever overtime settled it, but also... power for the Fox Sports television broadcast never failed.

Pretty important, right?

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, IoT, Machine builder, optonews, PACs, OEM, Integrators, mobile, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2017-02-15

OptoNews: New case study - University's power comes from the sun

Posted by Jean Femia on Feb 1, 2017 3:51:19 PM

Although we may think of Middle Eastern countries as being oil-rich, that description doesn't always apply. The country of Jordan, for example, has typically imported 96% of its energy from neighboring countries.

But Jordan has plenty of sun, and the government is committed to investing heavily in renewable energy. 

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Topics: Energy management, Case studies, groov, Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, Integrators, mobile, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2017-02-01

OptoNews: Thanks for choosing Opto 22 as your First Team Supplier

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 18, 2017 3:19:20 PM

We're honored to be chosen by Automation World readers as a preferred supplier!

Every year as part of their Leadership in Automation Program, Automation World asks their readers—that's youto choose their go-to suppliers. These are the automation equipment manufacturers that automation engineers most trust. 

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Topics: groov, optonews, PACs, I/O, mobile, IIoT, Data acquisition, OptoNews 2017-01-18

OptoNews: Data from databases, online services in your groov mobile interface

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 4, 2017 3:41:07 PM


New release adds Data Store device

With the new Data Store device in groov R3.3, you can put data into groov from anywhere—like a database, another device or systemand monitor or change it in your mobile operator interface. 

  • For example, your company’s SQL database could place production or maintenance data into a groov Data Store for managers or technicians to see in their interface. 

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, Updates, IoT, optonews, API, REST API, REST, mobile, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2017-01-04

OptoNews: IIoT tool Node-RED included in new groov Admin release

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 26, 2016 3:11:05 PM

Just released! A major new tool for your Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) project: the groov Box with Node-RED built in.

What is Node-RED?

It's an open-source, cross-platform tool for wiring together hardware devices, databases, cloud services, and APIs (application program interfaces) with simple logic flows.

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, Updates, IoT, optonews, PACs, mobile, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2016-10-26, Node-RED

OptoNews: Manufacturer wants distributed intelligence for industrial process

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 26, 2016 3:09:07 PM

Graphite isn't just for lubrication and No. 2 pencils anymore.

Today it's a key ingredient in many industries, and the finest graphite is essential for nuclear power and semiconductors.

Toyo Tanso Japan was the first company to achieve mass production of this fine-grade isotropic graphite. Their subsidiary, Toyo Tanso USA, manufactures isotropic graphite and also provides graphite-related silicon carbide surface treatments to customers.

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Topics: Case studies, Process control, groov, optonews, PACs, mobile, PID loop control, OptoNews 2016-10-26

Digitally Wiring the IIoT with Node-RED

Posted by Matt Newton on Oct 24, 2016 4:59:32 PM

We’re all aware of the opportunities the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is poised to deliver:

  • Using big data generated by billions of things to solve problems before they occur
  • Increasing operator situational awareness on the plant floor with mobility

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, IoT, mobile, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things

OptoNews: New Opto iPAC/aPAC mobile app release (R1.50)

Posted by Jean Femia on Sep 28, 2016 4:26:18 PM

Do you use Opto iPAC or Opto aPAC on your phone or tablet to commission and troubleshoot Opto 22 systems? With these mobile apps, you can:

  • Automatically discover Opto 22 systems on your network
  • Change point status or variable values from your phone, wirelessly
  • Create watch lists to monitor

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Topics: Updates, Machine builder, optonews, PACs, OEM, Integrators, I/O, mobile, OptoNews 2016-09-28

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