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A day of discovery with Ignition Edge and MQTT

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 11, 2019 1:22:40 PM

Join Opto 22 and Inductive Automation for Discovery Day 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Opto 22 is partnering with Inductive Automation once again to present a new architecture that allows large enterprises to collect and analyze data.  Don't miss this free one-day seminar designed for the Oil and Gas industry!

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Topics: Oil & gas, IIoT, MQTT, Ignition Edge

groov EPIC Security Series, Part 6: Linux Operating System and Repository

Posted by Ben Orchard on Jun 6, 2019 1:12:33 PM

The OS, or operating system, of groov EPIC is very different from traditional controllers. Instead of a proprietary OS, EPIC uses an open-source Linux® operating system.

From a security standpoint, an “open source” OS sounds scary. But in many ways it is more secure than a closed-source one, especially a well-known and often-attacked OS such as Microsoft® Windows®.

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Topics: EPIC, groov EPIC, EPIC Security, Linux, secure shell, ssh

New OptoVideo: How to activate Ignition Edge on groov EPIC

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 3, 2019 8:41:53 AM

We've just added a new video to our website video library: Activate Ignition Edge on groov EPIC.

 

This video introduces you to Ignition Edge software from Inductive Automation, one of several programming choices available to you on the groov EPIC system, and it provides many options for connecting to popular PLCs.

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Topics: Ignition Edge, EPIC, groov EPIC, groov Manage

Product Update: Terminal extender and thermistor input for groov EPIC

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 29, 2019 11:03:41 AM

The groov EPIC system adds a time-saving cable and groov I/O thermistor module. 

GRV-TEX-26F6
Would you like to save time and expense when installing or maintaining your field devices?  The new GRV-TEX-26F6 cable reduces the time and effort needed to connect field devices to groov I/O modules.
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Topics: I/O modules, groov EPIC, I/O

groov EPIC Security Series, Part 5: Encryption and Certificates

Posted by Ben Orchard on May 22, 2019 11:05:13 AM

Go on, admit it. At some point in your life you've written down a password on a piece of paper in clear text. Anybody walking by can simply glance at your note, and they'll know what your password is.

No, you have never done that? Excellent. 

But if you've ever used your web browser to log into a website over the web, and entered sensitive information like your password without encryption, you've effectively transmitted that information through the internet for all to see, almost like writing it on paper and showing it around.

Whoa.

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Topics: Security, IIoT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, EPIC Security, encryption

Browse, watch, and learn with Opto 22's new website video library

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 15, 2019 9:47:01 AM

Now easily find videos you want to see.

We think you'll like our redesigned Videos page on Opto22.com. We've learned you'd rather see our videos logically grouped together rather than search through a long list of titles.

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Topics: Videos, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, groov EPIC, automation 101

groov EPIC Security Series, Part 4: User Accounts

Posted by Ben Orchard on May 10, 2019 3:12:44 PM

In this blog post, let’s take a closer look at user accounts on the groov EPIC system, and how you can improve your system security by giving users and services fine-grained access to applications running on EPIC. In other words, make sure each person or service has only the access they really need and nothing more.

But before we get deep into user accounts, let’s first discuss user account credentials. Take a moment and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you use the same password for multiple accounts?
  • Do you use a mix of punctuation and capital letters in your passwords?
  • Do you use long phrases as your passwords?
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Topics: Security, groov View, groov EPIC, groov Manage, cybersecurity, EPIC Security, User Accounts

groov EPIC training coming to Morocco

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 30, 2019 10:42:36 AM

Join OptoPartner Optomation Systems for a groov EPIC seminar and training.

The groov EPIC system is gaining recognition world wide and now Optomation Systems is bringing 2 days of EPIC seminars to Tangier, Morocco.

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Topics: Training, IIoT, EPIC, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

groov EPIC Security Series Part 3: Device originating communications, or how and why MQTT rocks

Posted by Ben Orchard on Apr 29, 2019 9:15:28 AM

The story goes that a valve manufacturer wanted to have their networked smart valves certified for use in a nuclear reactor plant. The smart valve could report all sorts of critical data points to a database system and also be controlled by that SCADA system in the plant. But to get it certified for use, the smart valve had to undergo a rigorous security audit by the information technology (IT) department at the plant.

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Topics: Security, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, firewall, EPIC Security

EPIC w/o I/O? Sure!

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 26, 2019 1:33:06 PM

The groov EPIC system now includes a chassis option for applications that don't need (or want) I/O.

As we continue incorporating your feedback to improve and extend the groov EPIC system, we're pleased to announce the latest release of a new system chassis: GRV-EPIC-CHS0.

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Topics: IIoT, EPIC, groov EPIC

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