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Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 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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Your OT cybersecurity questions answered

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 2, 2021 9:34:08 AM

Get help designing a secure industrial automation system with Opto 22's cybersecurity resources.

When you use groov EPIC or groov RIO products, you can rest assured you're getting cybersecurity ready products, right out of the box. There is even a groov EPIC Cybersecurity Technical Guide to help you design a secure system with step-by-step instructions.

With cybersecurity being one of the top concerns in today's industry, we decided it was important to address all your questions on security. We've put together several resources in a single location on the Opto 22 website to help you better understand your options when it comes to building the most secure control system possible.

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

How to add cybersecurity features to your legacy systems

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Opto 22's latest webinar covers how to get important data from legacy PLC systems quickly and securely.

Another great resource on cybersecurity is now available as an on-demand webinar. This latest webcast set out to show how your company's digital transformation and IIoT goals can be met. Presented by Opto 22's Benson Hougland, the webinar topics include:

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO, digital transformation

See MQTT on groov EPIC and RIO live at ENTELEC expo

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 19, 2021 12:00:07 PM

Opto 22 is partnering with Cirrus Link Solutions to exhibit and present at the 2021 ENTELEC Conference & Expo.

Another live, in-person event is happening next month in Houston, Texas and we hope you can join us! If you are in the energy or oil and gas industries, you'll want to take note.  The ENTELEC Association is the world-leading energy operator member association and is hosting the annual ENTELEC Conference and Expo, August 10 - 12th.

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Topics: Energy management, Events & conferences, Oil & gas, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Cirrus Link Solutions, Technology Partners

Celebrating 30 years of Opto 22 commitment & dedication

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 13, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Eleven employees celebrated their 30-year work anniversary at a recent company event.

When we say Opto 22 feels like a family, it's true. The annual OptoPicnic took place last week and there were several reasons to celebrate. Being able to safely gather and see employees from all departments was just one of them.

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Topics: Careers, product philosophy

New podcast discussion: What brings OT and IT together

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 13, 2021 9:01:27 AM

Listen and watch episode 18 of The Manufacturing Hub Podcast for more insight on what challenges OT engineers are facing today.

Opto 22's leader in product strategy, Benson Hougland, is back in the OptoDemo Studio to discuss new Industry 4.0 tools and what it means for engineers in the industrial automation space and beyond.

As a guest on The Manufacturing Hub Podcast, Benson is part of an hour-long conversation with hosts Vlad Romanov and Dave Griffith. (You might remember Vlad as being an OptoPartner, and we've mentioned his SolisPLC training platform and groov product reviews in previous OptoBlog posts.) We were thrilled to be working together again and hope you enjoy the discussion.

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, industrial automation, podcast, groov RIO

MQTT is the key: how to securely access your OT network data

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 7, 2021 10:00:46 AM

Our recent webinar with Cirrus Link Solutions is now available on-demand with an in-depth overview of edge device security using the MQTT with Sparkplug B protocol.

We hope you were able to join us last week for another webinar that took a deep dive into the world of cybersecurity in industrial automation. The webinar recording is now available for those who might have missed those impressive product demos and discussions of how to solve your data security concerns.

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO

See it in action: Ignition Edge at the I/O Level

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 28, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Watch the recorded Ignition Community Live event featuring the groov RIO MM2 module with Ignition Edge onboard.

Did you miss last week's Ignition Community Live event featuring Opto 22's groov RIO? Or maybe you'd like to see some of those cool product demos again? You're in luck because a recording of this webcast is now available, so you can watch it on-demand.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, Ignition Edge, cybersecurity, edge computing, groov RIO, Ignition Community Live

More OptoPartners to meet

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Opto 22 continues to grow its OptoPartner network with more experienced system integrators

Please welcome the new companies that joined our OptoPartner program this month. 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.

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Topics: IIoT, system integrator, OptoPartner

Secure and Democratize the Data in Your Customer’s Brownfield OT Devices

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Get your legacy equipment questions answered at an upcoming Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) webinar presented by Opto 22.

Look ahead to Opto 22's July event calendar and you'll see we're hosting a webinar with the help of our friends at CSIA. Members of CSIA are system integrators dedicated to sharing engineering, technical and business skills to help manufacturers and other end users improve their automation systems.

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Topics: Webinars, Integrators, IIoT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, system integrator, digital transformation

Find groov EPIC and RIO in Central America

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 23, 2021 8:32:58 AM

Opto 22 welcomes new Central American distributor NV Technologies.

Your chances for finding Opto 22 IIoT and automation solutions on a world-wide network just improved. This week we announced an addition to the Opto 22 global network of authorized distributors: NV Technologies.

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Topics: groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO, OptoChannel

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