OptoNews: groov Box creates its own WiFi network

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 4, 2015 4:27:00 PM

groov Box becomes a WiFi access point with Netis antenna

Here's a cool new feature for your groov Box, available now: you can create your own private groov WiFi network with WPA2-PSK security.

That's right, the new groov Admin v1.570.39 includes a SoftAP option for GROOV-AR1 and GROOV-AR1-SNAP.

So even if there's no wireless network available, when you're close to the groov Box you can still connect your mobile device to groov and securely use the operator interface you've built.

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Topics: groov, Updates, Remote monitoring, Machine builder, OptoNews 2015-03-04, OEM

OptoNews: New PAC-R upgrades Ultimate I/O

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 4, 2015 4:26:00 PM

Do you have legacy SNAP Ultimate or SNAP Ethernet I/O units on B-series mounting racks? Now you can upgrade these I/O units to SNAP PAC with the new SNAP-PAC-R1-B controller.

The SNAP-PAC-R1-B is exactly like a regular SNAP-PAC-R1 except that it has a blue connector on the bottom that fits on a B-series rack. That means you can:

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Topics: OptoNews 2015-03-04, PACs, New products, Migration

OptoNews: New OptoDistributor in Northeast U.S.

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 4, 2015 4:26:00 PM

Introducing F.W. Webb Company, the new authorized distributor for Opto 22 industrial automation hardware and software in the Northeast United States. F.W. Webb will now distribute Opto 22 products in all New England states plus New York. 

F.W. Webb is working closely with Martindale Associates, New England Representative for Opto 22. Martindale has sold the Opto 22 product line since the formation of the company in 1976.

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Topics: OptoNews 2015-03-04

OptoNews: Tech tip: Invalid Control Engine Name error

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 4, 2015 4:25:00 PM

Today's tip is about PAC Control error code -8626, Invalid Control Engine Name.

This error may appear if you've used one computer to develop your PAC Control strategy and then later use a different computer to modify it.

Here's why this error may occur and the easy way to recover from it.

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Topics: Updates, Tips, OptoNews 2015-03-04

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