OptoNews: PAC Project R9.5003 released

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 18, 2017 3:20:08 PM

We've recently released PAC Project version R9.5003, with enhancements for PAC Display and SoftPAC, plus bug fixes.

In PAC Display Pro, we've improved response time for URL windows and URL controls by reducing the number of web page reloads they use.

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Topics: Updates, optonews, PACs, PAC Project, 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: Updates for PAC Project, groov, E1/E2

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 12, 2016 3:13:08 PM

Three new updates have recently been released:

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Topics: groov, Updates, optonews, I/O, PAC Project, Optomux, Firmware, PAC Control, PAC Manager, OptoNews 2016-10-12

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

OptoNews Tip: Changes to PID algorithms

Posted by Jean Femia on Sep 14, 2016 4:05:36 PM

A proportional integral derivative (PID) control loop monitors an input or process variable, compares the variable’s current value to a desired value (a setpoint), and calculates an output to keep the value very close to the setpoint.

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Topics: Process control, Updates, Tips, optonews, PAC Project, Building management, OptoNews 2016-09-14

OptoNews: New groov 3.2 update

Posted by Jean Femia on Aug 17, 2016 4:31:07 PM

Announcing groov 3.2 for the groov Box and groov Server for Windows.

In the new release:

  • View system information in your groov interface. Show operators the time and date. Show groov admins the number of current user sessions, CPU usage, uptime, and more. The new System device includes these tags. 

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Topics: groov, Updates, optonews, OptoNews 2016-08-17

OptoNews: Coming soon - mobile-friendly OptoForum format

Posted by Jean Femia on Aug 3, 2016 3:53:06 PM

A lot of you post questions and share your expertise in the OptoForum. It's a great place to get advice from other Opto product users, explore new ways to solve a control problem, or share your sample code.

Now we're updating the forum platform to make it easier to use. Sometime in the next couple of weeks you'll see a major change.

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Topics: Insider, Updates, optonews, OptoNews 2016-08-03

OptoNews Tip: New OptoTagPreserve eases PAC updates

Posted by Jean Femia on Aug 3, 2016 3:52:31 PM

Last OptoNews you heard about all the new features in PAC Project 9.5 and SNAP PAC firmware 9.5, both just released.

The most exciting new features are the HTTP/HTTPS server and RESTful API, giving you secure access to I/O point and variable data in your PAC controller. 

These developer- and IoT-ready features are free—all you need to do is update your firmware.

But updating PAC controller firmware on a running system can pose a problem.

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Topics: Updates, Tips, optonews, PACs, PAC Project, Firmware, PAC Control, OptoTagPreserve, OptoNews 2016-08-03

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

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