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IntegrateLive! Virtual Workshop: Power Monitoring

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 27, 2024 12:03:49 PM

Take a deep dive into the transformative potential of monitoring your power consumption. 

Join us for the first IntegrateLive! episode of 2024! OptoPartner Corso Systems will help us present a live demo virtual workshop showing the capabilities of the groov RIO EMU (energy monitoring unit) along with Ignition software.

Go beyond the sustainability and ESG data collection to understand how monitoring your energy and power usage offers several benefits that could revolutionize the way you manage and optimize your operations.

Register to attend:  Not Just Green - Power monitoring is your gateway to operational efficiency
   
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Topics: Webinars, Ignition, power monitoring, groov rio emu

Long-term support for SNAP PAC systems

Posted by Dan White on Feb 27, 2024 10:53:39 AM

Opto 22's Dan White explains why you should feel secure in your SNAP PAC product designs.

In the ever-evolving industrial automation industry, it's crucial to have a solid foundation you can rely on. For many of you, that foundation has been built on our SNAP PAC systems, and you’ve grown accustomed to the reliability these systems provide your automation projects. We understand the importance of SNAP PAC in your operations, and we're here to reassure you: your trust in Opto 22 SNAP PAC controllers and I/O modules is well-placed, now and into the future.

At Opto 22, we know that designs and projects that incorporate SNAP PAC are more than just configurations of hardware and software; they are the lifeblood of your operations, which is why we are committed to ensuring that you can feel secure in your designs for the long haul. 

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Topics: snap pac, Opto 22 product support, product design

The Smart Manufacturing Roadshow: Indiana

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 20, 2024 8:36:14 AM

See real world examples of smart manufacturing success, a lunchtime mini-expo of programs, technologies, and interactive workshops.

Calling all Indiana-based manufacturers! You're invited to help shape the future of smart manufacturing in the state of Indiana, and Opto 22 will be there.

This free, one day roadshow includes advanced workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities. Hear from industry and technology experts who can help explain and demonstrate how to achieve digital transformation in your manufacturing plants. 

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Topics: Events & conferences, groov EPIC, Ignition, smart manufacturing, energy monitoring

Where's your EPIC?

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 19, 2024 7:00:00 AM

Tell us how you use groov EPIC in your projects, and we'll send you our popular mini 3D-printed EPIC.

Remember how we celebrated your EPIC stories this past holiday by creating the mini groov EPIC ornament?

Well, it's back by popular demand. We're still hearing from many of you who are eager to share how you use or are planning to use groov EPIC in your applications, so let's keep the momentum going!

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Topics: Case studies, groov EPIC

Scaling Success - Deploying IloT for Maximized ROI

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 14, 2024 9:42:20 AM

This previously-recorded IIoT World webinar provides tips on how the IIoT can help your business.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is transforming industries worldwide, but many businesses hesitate to take the plunge. You're not alone if you're wondering how IIoT can help your business achieve its goals.

In a recent webinar hosted by IIoT World, a panel of industry experts discussed the challenges and benefits of IIoT investment and how to deploy IIoT solutions for maximized return on investment (ROI).

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, digital transformation

Accelerating the Industry: 28th Annual ARC Industry Forum

Posted by Dan White on Feb 12, 2024 3:18:25 PM

Opto 22's Director of Technical Marketing, Dan White, shares his experience from this year's annual ARC event.

In its 28th year, the ARC’s Industry Forum did not disappoint. I just returned from this cutting-edge event where tech enthusiasts and industry professionals gathered to explore the latest in smart manufacturing, digital transformation, and industrial automation, and I’m eager to share the highlights and heartbeats of this remarkable gathering. 

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Topics: Events & conferences, groov EPIC, ARC Forum, industrial automation, digital transformation, smart manufacturing

Join the OptoForums community

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 7, 2024 12:04:08 PM

Get great resources and tips from experienced Opto 22 product users—and help other users with your insights.

You’ll see the OptoForums mentioned here on the blog from time to time, and that's for good reason. The Forums have valuable technical advice, sample code, product feature discussions, and firmware release previews that you can't get anywhere else.

The OptoForums community just surpassed 10,000 members! A sincere thank you to all our valuable contributors. And if you're not already a member, now is the time to sign up or sign in with your MyOpto account. You can find the direct link under the Community tab on our website.

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Topics: groov EPIC, groov RIO, OptoForum

The cybersecurity role of a client or server

Posted by Terry Orchard on Feb 6, 2024 12:03:01 PM

Beyond data transactions, understanding the relationship between clients and servers plays a significant role in cybersecurity.

What makes a device fill the role of a server or client? And, more importantly, how can you use that information to strengthen your network security and mitigate insecurities?

The best place to start with this topic is to loosely define what makes software act as a server or as a client. But throughout this blog, keep in mind that the two are not mutually exclusive—some devices can be both a server and a client. When playing the role of a server the key trait is that the server device is always listening.

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Topics: groov EPIC, cybersecurity

Elevate your OT data securely to the cloud

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 31, 2024 12:37:25 PM

Watch how easy it is to securely connect real-world, OT data to Ignition Cloud Edition.

Good news! Our friends at Inductive Automation recently made all the presentations from the 2023 Ignition Community Conference available for public viewing. 

If you weren't able to join us last September in Folsom, California, then now's your chance to see one of the most attended sessions of the conference. 

In a fast-paced 35-minute demo, Opto 22's VP of Product Strategy, Benson Hougland, walks you through how to use groov EPIC, Ignition Edge, and Ignition Cloud Edition to quickly create scalable, high-performance, cybersecure architectures for democratizing your OT system’s data: Elevate your OT Data Securely to the Cloud.

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Topics: Events & conferences, MQTT, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Ignition Cloud Edition

Where to see groov in action in 2024

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 31, 2024 12:30:54 PM

Visit Opto 22's Events page to see where you can find Opto engineers demonstrating groov products in 2024.

We're already a month into the new year and our calendar of events is filling up quickly. Opto 22 engineers, sales and marketing staff will be in attendance at various trade shows, conferences and participating in virtual webinars throughout the year.

Take a look at what's available online or in your area and plan to join us at one or more of these industry events. You'll have several opportunities to see live demos of groov EPIC and groov RIO.

Here's what's on the schedule so far.

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Topics: Webinars, Events & conferences, groov EPIC, groov RIO

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