Adding Cognitive Computing To Industrial Automation

Posted by Matt Newton on Mar 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There’s a lot of talk these days about artificial intelligence, the cloud, and cognitive computing.

But what the heck do those things have to do with industrial automation, and why should automation professionals be getting up to speed on these technologies?

Read More

Topics: Discrete control, Internet of Things, IoT, Machine builder, PACs, I/O, REST API, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things

OptoNews Tip: New groov API section for developers

Posted by Jean Femia on Feb 15, 2017 5:56:53 PM

Our developer.opto22.com site gets a lot of traffic from developers working with SNAP PACs, groov, Node-RED, and industrial I/O for Raspberry Pi. 

Since all Opto 22 products are designed on open standards, you have a variety of ways to interact with them and integrate with other systems. The developer site helps you do that.

Read More

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

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. 

Read More

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

OptoNews: Data center retrofit after 30 years

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 14, 2016 3:58:11 PM

  • Think about how much computers have changed in the last 30 years.
  • Think about the quantity of data that enterprise data centers (EDCs) process today.
  • And think about how facility management priorities have changed to meet rising energy costs.

Now imagine what needs to be done to update a 30-year-old EDC.

Read More

Topics: Energy management, Case studies, Videos, optonews, PACs, Building management, Security, REST API, RESTful server, REST, OptoNews 2016-12-14

OptoNews: New PAC REST API video - exchange data with Access database

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 14, 2016 3:57:22 PM

In the last OptoNews, we showed you how an Excel® spreadsheet can exchange data with an Opto 22 SNAP PAC using the SNAP PAC controllers' RESTful API (application programming interface).

This time we'll show you how you can use the REST API with a Microsoft® Access® database. 

Read More

Topics: Videos, Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, PACs, Integrators, PAC Control, API, REST API, RESTful server, REST, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2016-12-14

OptoNews: New PAC REST API video - exchange data with Excel

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 30, 2016 4:06:07 PM

What does the new built-in RESTful API in Opto 22 SNAP PAC S-series and R-series programmable automation controllers mean to you?

It means you can use a variety of programming languages to easily access data in the PAC.

Read More

Topics: Videos, Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, PACs, PAC Control, API, REST API, RESTful server, REST, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2016-11-30

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.

Read More

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

OptoNews: Connecting industrial devices to IBM Watson IoT

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 12, 2016 3:10:04 PM

You've heard about our Opto 22 SNAP PAC programmable automation controllers with their built-in RESTful API (application program interface).

The REST API gives you secure access to all the I/O point and variable data in the PAC.

Read More

Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, PACs, REST API, RESTful server, REST, OptoNews 2016-10-12, IIoT

Connect real-world industrial devices to IBM Watson IoT

Posted by Selam Shimelash on Sep 30, 2016 11:56:13 AM

If you've heard about our Opto 22 SNAP PACs with their built-in RESTful API (application program interface), you may be wondering how you'd use that API to send real-world data to the IBM Watson IoT platform.  

I'll show you how, step-by-step, in this blog post. It's a long post, but it includes everything you'll want to know. (You can print this page as a PDF if you like.)

Read More

Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, PACs, API, REST API, RESTful server, REST

OptoNews: World of Technology & Science coming to Utrecht

Posted by Jean Femia on Sep 28, 2016 4:25:14 PM

Join us in Utrecht, Netherlands, next week and explore the World of Technology & Science (WOTS) Exhibition. This is the technological venue for everyone in the industrial, science, and healthcare fields.

OptoDistributor Mulder-Hardenberg will welcome you there at stand 10F051 and demonstrate: 

Read More

Topics: groov, Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, PACs, Events & conferences, API, REST API, RESTful server, REST, OptoNews 2016-09-28

Subscribe to Email Updates

Posts by Topic

see all

Follow Me