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Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for 15 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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Add new animated graphics to your groov View HMI screens

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Take advantage of our all-new animated GIFs resource page and SVG image library.

Are you building HMI screens to use with your groov EPIC (GRV-EPIC-PR1) or groov Edge Appliance (GROOV-AR1-BASE)? You'll want to check out these handy website resources to customize your HMI.

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Topics: groov View, groov EPIC, HMI, SVG, GIF

The Edge Unleashed at Ignition Discovery Day

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Attendees learned how to build a complete IIoT infrastructure for improved efficiency and real-time analytics.

The Opto 22 Road Crew was in Tulsa, Oklahoma last month to take part in another Ignition Discovery Day. These are one-day seminars hosted by Inductive Automation® that show the unique capabilities of the Ignition Edge® platform, and how it offers the automation industry a new architecture for collecting and analyzing data.

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Topics: IIoT, MQTT, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC

groov EPIC Premium Factory Training now offered in the Southeast U.S.

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 17, 2019 8:31:49 AM

OptoPartner and Distributor Advanced Control Solutions (ACS) now offers groov EPIC classes in their new OptoCertifed training facility located in Marietta, Georgia.

Good news for those of you looking for instructor-led classroom training on Opto 22's groov EPIC system. You now have a choice: come to Opto 22 headquarters in California or head to the southeastern U.S., whichever is more convenient for you.

ACS's recently opened training lab is staffed by OptoCertifed Trainers and teaches the same EPIC Premium Factory Training curriculum. Choose your location and get the same great training for your next automation or IIoT project.

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

Publish Allen-Bradley PLC tags using MQTT & Sparkplug

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 2, 2019 3:03:36 PM

New video shows you how to use the Ignition Edge® MQTT Transmission module in groov EPIC to publish tag data from Allen-Bradley® PLCs.

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Topics: MQTT, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Sparkplug

Update available for your groov Box

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 1, 2019 8:20:57 AM

groov Admin update version 1.570.51 is available now.

If you own or use a groov Edge Appliance (GROOV-AR1-BASE), we've got good news for you!
A new groov Admin update has just been released. This new version includes an Ignition Edge® update to 7.9.11, which removes the 500 tag limit for connectivity to 3rd party PLC devices.

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Topics: groov, Ignition Edge, groov Admin

Automation & IIoT Learning Center includes free Premium Factory Training

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 25, 2019 10:57:02 AM

Two complimentary seats (a $1990 value!) with your purchase of the groov EPIC Learning Center

Start your control or industrial internet of things (IIoT) project today with the groov EPIC Learning Center (GRV-EPIC-LC). Packed with fully-functioning EPIC hardware and software, the Learning Center gives you a compact and complete system to prototype your projects.

AND you get two complimentary seats in our instructor-led, hands-on training at
Opto 22's Southern California headquarters. 

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Topics: IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

New video: How to connect groov EPIC to an HDMI touchscreen

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 21, 2019 11:18:06 AM

This video provides step-by-step instructions for adding an external touchscreen to the groov EPIC processor.

Our video library continues to expand and we've just added another video to the groov workshop series

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Topics: IIoT, groov View, groov EPIC, groov Manage, groov EPIC Learning Center

PAC Project Suite Updated

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 20, 2019 8:28:59 AM

New PAC Project version R10.2002 now available

Take advantage of several fixes and improvements in this latest release of the PAC Project software suite, both Basic and Professional editions. 

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Topics: PAC Project, PAC Control, PAC Manager, PAC Display, OptoOPCServer, OptoDataLink

groov I/O module status at a glance...

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 17, 2019 9:11:55 AM

New to groov EPIC or want to know what those multi-colored LEDs on the groov EPIC system indicate? You'll want to watch this short video that explains!

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Topics: IIoT, I/O modules, groov EPIC, I/O

Watch and learn: another video added to Ignition Edge series

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 13, 2019 8:26:02 AM

Last week's new video showed you how to activate Ignition Edge on groov EPIC. This week brings another new video in the Ignition Edge series: Configure Ignition Edge's OPC-UA Server on groov EPIC.

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Topics: IIoT, MQTT, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC

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