OptoBlog

Smart BBQ: Automated Concepts, Inc.

Posted by Josh Eastburn on May 10, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Rapid prototyping for simple (and delicious) connected control

What does it take to turn a hobby into a business? For one barbecue enthusiast, Dave Counts of Automated Concepts, Inc. (ACI) proposed using Opto 22’s groov RIO. He thought the multifunction I/O and simple Node-RED programming would provide a lot of flexibility to help his customer design a prototype barbecue control system.

Read More

Topics: Case studies, Node-RED, OptoPartner, groov RIO

OptoPartners - Welcome aboard

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 6, 2021 8:38:23 AM

Opto 22 continues to expand its network of system integrators and distributors.

We'd like to take the time to mention three new OptoPartners that have recently joined our OptoPartner program. We value these new members as they have proven their engineering expertise and in-depth understanding of Opto 22 hardware and software, and use it to help customers find their ideal automation and IIoT solutions.

Read More

Topics: IIoT, system integrator, OptoPartner

Watch this: Connect a Smart Factory to the Cloud with MQTT & Sparkplug

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 30, 2021 12:53:08 PM

New recorded webinar shows how easy it is to connect field assets to the cloud using HiveMQ and then visualize the real-time data in Canary Cloud.

Did you miss this week's webinar with our Tech Partners HiveMQ and Canary Labs? It's now available for on-demand viewing and you might even want to watch it again to catch all the details of the live demo!

Read More

Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, groov RIO, Technology Partners

Proud member of the Eclipse Foundation and Sparkplug Working Group

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 29, 2021 9:44:35 AM

Opto 22 recently announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation—the Sparkplug governing body and industry collective.

As an industrial automation and internet of things (IIoT) manufacturer, Opto 22 is dedicated to educating and influencing the direction of the MQTT IoT protocol. It's an important part of the product strategy behind our groov EPIC and groov RIO product solutions. Therefore, it was a logical step to join the Eclipse open-source software community to foster further collaboration and innovation around the MQTT and Sparkplug standards.

Read More

Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, developer, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions, Eclipse Foundation

Latest OptoPartner Video - RDI Controls

Posted by Arun Sinha on Apr 28, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Experienced S.I. harnesses the power of Opto 22’s control system.

One thing is for sure -- RDI Controls knows turbine and governor control systems. That said, if you are looking for an experienced Opto 22 systems integrator that can tackle most any application, have a look at our latest OptoPartner video

Read More

Topics: PLCs, PAC Control, PID loop control, groov EPIC, industrial automation, snap pac, OptoPartner, OptoPartner video

What's new in EPIC 3.2?

Posted by Ben Orchard on Apr 26, 2021 9:29:17 AM

There's a mix of totally new features and improvements to existing software in this new groov EPIC 3.2 firmware release

It just gets better and better. Every new release is just a blast to write about, and I'm here to tell you about all the cool stuff in the latest EPIC 3.2 firmware update.

Read More

Topics: Firmware, PAC Control, MQTT, groov EPIC, Ignition

EPIC news: Ignition 8 plus more RAM, disk space

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 26, 2021 9:27:51 AM

Announcing a second processor model for Opto 22's groov EPIC system.

We have a lot of exciting product news to share, and at the top of that list is the release of the GRV-EPIC-PR2. Yes, you now have two processor options when designing a groov EPIC system! Both GRV-EPIC-PR1 and GRV-EPIC-PR2 provide a powerful, open software and hardware ecosystem for automation and IIoT but with the following important differences:

Read More

Topics: New products, groov EPIC, Ignition

Connected O&G: Engenuity, Inc.

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Apr 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Oil & Gas OEM uses integrated data and control to deliver reliable automated pressure testing

Engenuity, Inc. provides control automation and data integration solutions across several industries, with a primary focus on advanced technologies for oil & gas. You've probably seen their OptoPartner profile featured here before.

In a new case study, we dig into the details of how they use groov EPIC to design an automated solution that cuts the cost of validated pressure testing at remote well sites.

Read More

Topics: Case studies, OEM, Oil & gas, groov EPIC, OptoPartner

MQTT and Sparkplug made easy with HiveMQ

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Join Opto 22 for another webinar hosted by HiveMQ to see the powerful yet simple MQTT technology in action.

Here is another virtual event to add to your calendar. Don't miss an all-new webinar: Connecting a Smart Factory to the Cloud with MQTT & Sparkplug.

Read More

Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, groov RIO, Technology Partners

Get hands-on experience with the groov RIO Learning Center

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 14, 2021 9:35:07 AM

Learn more about edge I/O technology and the capabilities of the groov RIO module with the new learning center unit.

If you're up-to-date on your OptoBlog posts, you've heard about the revolutionary I/O that offers over 200,000 unique, software-configurable I/O combinations in a single, compact, PoE-powered industrial package called groov RIO.

Ready to learn about and experiment with groov RIO? Now you can with the groov RIO Learning Center (GRV-RIO-LC).

Read More

Topics: Training, OptoU, groov RIO, groov RIO Learning Center

    Subscribe to Email Updates

    Recent Posts

    Posts by Topic

    see all