OptoNews: Happy New Starter Kit for your Raspberry Pi

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 4, 2017 3:42:12 PM

Celebrate the New Year with a blast!

And then keep on using your Raspberry Pi for industrial I/O prototyping and projects. All you need is your Pi and power supply, plus our Digital Industrial I/O Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi. Just $99 (shipping included in the U.S.A.)—a $215 value. 

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Topics: optonews, New products, I/O, OptoNews 2017-01-04, Raspberry Pi

OptoNews: Now sense & switch industrial loads with your Raspberry Pi

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 30, 2016 4:08:05 PM

Did you ever think a Raspberry Pi® could monitor or control real-world electrical loads like industrial motors, sensors, and pumps?

Well, now it can!

The new Digital I/O Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi (part number OPTO-P1-40P) makes it possible.

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Topics: Discrete control, optonews, New products, I/O, IIoT, OptoNews 2016-11-30

OptoNews Special: Get major new features now in PAC Project 9.5!

Posted by Jean Femia on Jul 21, 2016 4:54:16 PM

Available now. Announcing the new PAC Project and firmware R9.5a releases. Included:

  • Many new features you've asked for
  • Support for two new I/O modules
  • A brand-new HTTP/HTTPS server and REST API to make integration, data exchange, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications 

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Topics: Internet of Things, Updates, IoT, optonews, PACs, New products, Integrators, PAC Project, OptoNews 2016-07-20

OptoNews: Sneak peek - SNAP-AIRTD-8U multifunction input

Posted by Jean Femia on Jul 6, 2016 4:34:26 PM

Actually you can buy this flexible analog input module right now. You'll just need a SNAP PAC brain or R-series controller with firmware R9.5a in order to use it—coming soon!

Designed for 3-wire RTD temperature inputs or high-resolution resistance measurement, the new SNAP-AIRTD-8U analog input module has, yes, 8 points, each individually software configurable.

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Topics: Energy management, Process control, optonews, New products, I/O, OptoNews 2016-07-06

OptoNews Tip: More capabilities, more I/O for legacy systems

Posted by Jean Femia on Jul 6, 2016 4:27:33 PM

Move up to SNAP PAC—and keep racks and field wiring intact

Have you seen some of our newer high-density, high-speed, or multifunction I/O modules and wished you could use them in your legacy SNAP Ultimate or SNAP Ethernet I/O system? 

Have you wanted to build an easy-to-use groov mobile interface for your legacy system?

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Topics: Updates, optonews, PACs, New products, Migration, Integrators, I/O, OptoNews 2016-07-06

OptoNews: New compact breakout board saves cabinet space

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 20, 2016 4:12:04 PM

If you use high-density 32-point SNAP digital I/O modules, you'll be interested in our latest breakout board: the SNAP-UDC-HDB.

The small footprint of this new board makes it ideal for use in cramped areas. Just 3.32 x 3.95 x 2.27 inches high (8.43 x 10.03 x 5.77 cm), the SNAP-UDC-UDB fits in tight places but still gives you room to wire all 32 points to field devices.

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Topics: Discrete control, Machine builder, optonews, New products, Integrators, I/O, OptoNews 2016-01-20

OptoNews: New board adds G4 power to SNAP HDD modules

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 6, 2016 4:47:03 PM

How do you sense or switch loads up to 3 amps with each of the 32 points on a SNAP high-density digital (HDD) I/O module?

Here's how: the new SNAP-UDC-HDB-G4 breakout board.

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Topics: Discrete control, optonews, New products, I/O, OptoNews 2016-01-06

OptoNews Tip: More power, more I/O for legacy systems

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 16, 2015 4:53:08 PM

Move up without changing racks or field wiring

Have you seen some of our newer high-density, high-speed, or multifunction I/O modules and wished you could use them in your legacy SNAP Ultimate or SNAP Ethernet I/O system? 

Have you wanted to build an easy-to-use groov mobile interface for your legacy system?

Or wanted to log a lot more data locally? 

If so, we have a tip for you: check out the SNAP-PAC-R1-B programmable automation controller

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Topics: Updates, Tips, optonews, PACs, New products, Migration, I/O, OptoNews 2015-12-16

OptoNews: New SNAP mechanical relay output has integrated transient suppression

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 18, 2015 5:27:11 PM

The new SNAP-OMR6T-C mechanical power relay output module offers four points to switch loads up to 6 amps at 250 VAC or 30 VDC.

AND it includes integrated transient suppression, while maintaining minimal leakage current. 

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Topics: Discrete control, optonews, New products, I/O, OptoNews 2015-11-18

OptoNews: New Modbus Integration Kit for Ethernet and serial

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 7, 2015 2:49:06 PM

Whether your Modbus equipment uses Serial RTU, Serial ASCII, or Modbus/TCP protocol, our latest Modbus Integration Kit has you covered. 

The kit makes it easier to integrate your Modbus equipment with SNAP PAC controllers running PAC Control strategies. 

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Topics: optonews, PACs, New products, Integrators, PAC Project, OptoNews 2015-10-07, Modbus

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