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Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 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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Enter the RIO world

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 23, 2020 9:54:21 AM

Take advantage of a new section of Opto 22's website devoted to groov RIO resources and tools.

As an OptoBlog subscriber, you've heard us talking about our latest edge I/O offering, groov RIO (GRV-R7-MM1001-10). It's I/O for the IIoT™. We've previously shared a press release, video, webinar, and a white paper resource for this exciting new product. And now there is one place to go for all your groov RIO questions...

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, groov Manage, groov RIO, Edge I/O

Opto 22 Product Philosophy: What it means to you

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Learn how Opto 22's product timeline, design decisions, and legacy support can give you a competitive edge.

As an industrial automation professional, what's important to you in a supplier? Whether you're specifying parts for a new project, upgrading a current design, or considering a complete rebuild, how do you decide who to buy from?

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Topics: industrial automation, Opto 22 product support, product philosophy

Welcome new OptoPartners, new IoT solutions

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 15, 2020 11:06:08 AM

The OptoPartner system integrator network is expanding as four companies join the partner program to offer unique and customized product solutions.

2020 has been an exciting year for growing our OptoPartner program. We are continuing to expand our geographical reach as well as provide new edge technology support from our integrator partners.

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Topics: Integrators, IIoT, system integrator, OptoPartner

New technology for our trusty toolboxes

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 8, 2020 9:31:22 AM

Opto 22 will be participating in a Smart Industry webinar, part of the Base Camp digital online series that introduces you to the latest edge technology.

Before COVID-19 changed the way the world does business, Opto 22 was scheduled to exhibit and sponsor the 2020 Smart Industry Base Camp conference. Although the event was cancelled, our Smart Industry hosts remain committed to sharing the important IIoT and Industry 4.0 related content that was part of the conference agenda. Therefore, the show must go on (line)!

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, edge computing, digital transformation

OptoChannel grows with Swedish distributor Modern Elteknik

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 19, 2020 11:21:09 AM

Welcome Modern Elteknik to the Opto 22 distribution channel as they increase the Opto 22 market presence in Gothenburg, Sweden.

With the expansion of the groov EPIC and groov RIO product lines, Opto 22 is increasing its worldwide reach through its growing list of OptoChannel distributors. The latest partner, Modern Elteknik, is a Swedish logistics distributor in automation and electronics, with over 50 years of experience. The company's customers include machine builders, panel builders, industrial companies, subcontractors and end users.

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Topics: groov EPIC, groov RIO, Sweden, Modern Elteknik

Watch groov RIO in action with new on-demand webinar

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 15, 2020 3:34:52 PM

Follow along with Opto 22's Benson Hougland as he presents a live demonstration of the recently released groov RIO.

groov RIO (GRV-R7-MM1001-10) is available now with all of the features and capabilities you’ve heard about. But it’s one thing to read about it and another thing to see it for yourself.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, Node-RED, Ignition, groov RIO

Get in on the Ignition Community action

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 7, 2020 5:15:59 PM

Attend an online Ignition Community Live workshop to see the power of MQTT technology.

Looking to learn more about IIoT connectivity and edge computing? Join Opto 22 as we participate in the next Ignition Community Live event.

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Topics: IIoT, MQTT, Ignition, edge computing, Ignition Community Live

New white paper introduces edge I/O – I/O for the IIoT

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 21, 2020 4:18:55 PM

Learn how edge I/O creates a simpler way to meet the needs of today's industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications.

In an era of increasing connectivity and technical capabilities, it seems like simple ideas should be simple to achieve. But IIoT projects, even simple ones, are still expensive, demand special skills, and involve many steps. Our latest white paper,
I/O for the IIoT, addresses these challenges and outlines suggestions to achieve simplicity, security and cost-effectiveness for your IIoT projects.

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Topics: IIoT, white paper, groov RIO, Edge I/O

Meet the newest IoT Certified OptoPartners

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 16, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Welcome two more companies to the OptoPartner program that have proven, cutting-edge IIoT product solutions.

Do you need help designing, installing, or updating your Opto 22 system? An OptoPartner can help. We have OptoPartners both internationally and throughout the United States that have proven track records of working with Opto 22 industrial control products (like the groov EPIC system).

And for special projects that cross the line between OT and IT, contact one of our IoT Certified OptoPartners.

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Topics: IoT, IIoT, groov EPIC, system integrator, OptoPartner

Take a 3 minute video tour of groov RIO

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 14, 2020 10:46:42 AM

Discover the many features of groov RIO in one short video.

Have three minutes to spare? As previously announced in the OptoBlog, groov RIO® is coming soon. This new video gives you a sneak peek into what you can expect when it arrives.

groov RIO brings I/O to the IIoT. With thousands of unique I/O combinations in one device, groov RIO’s versatility will save you time, money, and effort.

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Topics: groov RIO

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