New groov 2.1 adds features, improvements

Posted by Jean Femia on Feb 27, 2014 7:12:48 AM

groov from Opto 22 makes mobile interfaces simple

The latest version of groov adds vertical graphics abilities, IP camera improvements for realtime video, and faster OPC tag handling and data exchange.

groov makes it simple to build mobile operator interfaces to monitor and control virtually any automation system—and securely use those interfaces on just about any smartphone or tablet.

groov 2.1 features and improvements:

  • You can add webpage links to interface screens. For example, you could incorporate an internal company webpage showing production targets and KPIs.
  • You can set update/refresh rates for individual IP camera gadgets. For example, a video camera monitoring a production machine can update twice a second, while a camera watching a loading area could update once every ten seconds.
  • You can orient slider controls and range/level indicators horizontally or vertically. Vertical orientation saves screen space, especially useful on smartphones.
  • You can use a reverse proxy server to communicate with IP cameras, if you wish, rather than changing router configuration and opening firewall ports.
  • If your OPC-UA server contains thousands of tags, you can speed development time by browsing tags in real time to select them and link them to on-screen indicators and controls.
  • You'll find initial loading time is faster and download size to mobile devices has decreased.

If you have a groov Box or groov Server for Windows, this update is free.

Estimated release is March 3, 2014. We'll let you know as soon as it's available for download.


Topics: groov

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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