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2018 Holiday Greetings & Schedule

Posted by Janice Colmer on Dec 4, 2018 12:52:29 PM

It's hard to believe 2018 is nearly coming to a close! Our Opto 22 lobby is once again transforming for the holidays. 

As we reflect on an exciting year that included the epic launch of our award-winning groov EPIC platform along with many successful new customer applications, we want to extend our warm wishes and appreciation for your support and business this past year.

We thank you for your investment in Opto 22 products and solutions, are eager to continue assisting you in any way, and are excited to see your projects grow and succeed. You can count on Opto 22 for cutting-edge technology, quick responses to your needs, and a sleigh full of new products in 2019.

As we do each year, we'll be taking a few extra days around the holiday to spend with our families. So, please review the following schedule for placing orders and making any calls to our sales and support teams.

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Topics: holiday hours, holiday schedule, groov EPIC

Why groov EPIC? Watch the new webinar

Posted by Janice Colmer on Dec 3, 2018 2:23:14 PM

This webinar, the first in a multi-part series describing why groov EPIC was developed for the future of automation and IIoT, is now available for on-demand viewing.

Did you miss the recent Opto 22 webinar, Why groov EPIC? Senior Application Engineers Garrick Reichert and Kyle Orman presented the groov EPIC system features and explained why this is an ideal solution for your automation and IIoT projects.

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Topics: groov EPIC, Webinars, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things

Is access to your data frictionless?

Posted by Benson Hougland on Nov 29, 2018 8:55:18 AM

Your industrial plants and facilities produce a lot of data that you could use for improving processes, reducing maintenance costs, and making better business decisions. But securely getting that data from the sensors, transmitters, and analyzers that produce it to the people who need it can be difficult.

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Topics: groov EPIC, IIoT, PACs, MQTT, Big data, Industrial Internet of Things, EPIC

New video: get a 2-minute overview of groov EPIC

Posted by Janice Colmer on Nov 13, 2018 4:25:27 PM

New video highlights all the key features of the groov EPIC system—in just 120 seconds

Have a spare 2 minutes? Spend them watching the new groov EPIC video, You'll get a quick tour of the system and answers to your questions about product specifications and features.

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

New webinar series: Why groov EPIC?

Posted by Janice Colmer on Nov 8, 2018 2:52:46 PM

Join Opto 22 engineers to learn why groov EPIC is right for your future applications.

The cutting edge technology that’s part of the groov EPIC (Edge Programmable Industrial Controller) system is crucial for IIoT and automation projects in today’s world. With the convergence of OT and IT in recent years, it’s important to understand how groov EPIC is bridging the gap between these operational and information technologies. 

This webinar is the first in a multi-part series describing why groov EPIC was developed for the future of automation and IIoT.

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Topics: EPIC, groov EPIC, groov, Webinars, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, groov Manage, I/O

Coming soon: IEC 61131-3 on groov EPIC

Posted by Garrick Reichert on Oct 18, 2018 9:08:13 AM

As the "P" in EPIC implies, we are adding more Programming options to groov EPIC in the near future.  Our goal is for this Controller to be truly EPIC, and give developers and engineers multiple programming options on an Edge device, in addition to PAC Control, C/C++, Python, and more that's already available.  So, it's time to get excited about the future of EPIC, and discuss how developers will soon be able to get creative by using an IEC-61131-3 tool set for their applications.

Many automation engineers are familiar with the IEC 61131-3 standard, though you might not know it by that name. If you use ladder logic, you may be using one of the languages the standard defines.

Developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the standard defines the five accepted basic software architecture and programming languages of PLC control programming.

Of these five, one (Instruction List) has already been deprecated in the 3rd edition (61131-3). That leaves us with four languages, three graphical and one textual:

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Topics: Codesys, IEC 61131-3, EPIC, groov

groov EPIC announced as a Finalist in the 2019 Engineers' Choice Awards

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 16, 2018 8:35:50 AM

Control Engineering magazine hosts its annual awards program, which highlights some of the best new control, instrumentation, and automation products.

We're thrilled that groov EPIC is selected as a 2019 Engineers' Choice Finalist! But we need your help to win the award in our category.

Please consider submitting your vote for groov EPIC (edge programmable industrial controller) under its Industrial Internet of Things connectivity category.

Voting closes December 21, 2018, with winners announced online on February 14, 2019 and featured in the February 2019 issue of Control Engineering. 

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Topics: groov, EPIC, Awards and recognition, Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT, New products, IoT, Internet of Things

New groov Maintenance options make upgrading your groov View software easier than ever

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 11, 2018 2:26:05 PM

Do you have a groov Box or groov Server for Windows? Then you'll want to hear about our new maintenance renewal process and new options for 1-, 3-, or 10-year plans.

Why renew your groov maintenance? 

That's how you get new upgrades for your  groov View software.  Updates include:
  • New features like events, expanded gadgets, and interactive trends.
  • Enhancements to existing features, like more pens for realtime trends, and using images as buttons
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Topics: groov, groov server for windows, groov View, groov maintenance license

Four-port serial module now available for the groov EPIC system

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 8, 2018 12:55:18 PM

Opto 22 has just announced the release of the groov serial I/O module, GRV-CSERI-4. This module plugs into a groov EPIC chassis alongside groov EPIC analog and discrete I/O modules, allowing you the mix of signals you need at any location.

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Topics: groov, EPIC, serial, I/O modules, PAC Control

OptoNews: PAC Project R10.1 just released

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

We've recently released PAC Project version R10.1 with enhancements and a few bug fixes for each PAC Project application: PAC Control, PAC Display, OptoOPCServer, and PAC Manager.

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Topics: PAC Manager, PAC Control, PAC Project, optonews, Updates, PACs, groov, EPIC, PAC Display

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