OptoNews: Are you an Operations Technology engineer?

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 10, 2016 12:31:09 PM

Gone are the days when the control system engineer—"you know, the instrumentation guy, the DCS guy, the PLC and HMI guy"—can handle what needs to be done in automation, says Steve Malyszko, P.E. 

Malyszko's recent article in Automation World says the old skills just won't be enough anymore.

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Topics: Process control, Discrete control, Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, Integrators, Careers, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2016-11-09

OptoNews: New Node-RED OptoForum opens

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 10, 2016 12:30:04 PM

Are you wiring together devices and software using Node-RED? If you're even thinking about it, we've got a new Node-RED OptoForum for you. 

We announced in the last OptoNews that Node-RED is now a built-in feature in the GROOV-AR1 groov Box!

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Node-RED, OptoNews 2016-11-09

OptoNews: node.js Interactive conference invitation

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 10, 2016 12:29:08 PM

Here's a chance to learn more about the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, November 29 through December 2 in Austin, Texas—and at a 20% discount.

If you're a JavaScript developer (or might want to be), join us at Node.js Interactive North America.

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Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, Events & conferences, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2016-11-09

OptoNews Tip: Share SNAP PAC data with Excel or Access

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 10, 2016 12:28:28 PM

Have you wanted to share I/O point or variable data from your SNAP PAC controller with a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet or Access® database? 

  • Maybe you're tracking sales in a spreadsheet and want to adjust production to match projections.
  • Maybe your PAC is monitoring equipment on-time and energy usage, and you want to add that data to an equipment maintenance database.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Tips, IoT, optonews, PACs, API, REST API, REST, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2016-11-09

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