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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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Browse, watch, and learn with Opto 22's new website video library

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 15, 2019 9:47:01 AM

Now easily find videos you want to see.

We think you'll like our redesigned Videos page on Opto22.com. We've learned you'd rather see our videos logically grouped together rather than search through a long list of titles.

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Topics: Videos, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, groov EPIC, automation 101

groov EPIC training coming to Morocco

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 30, 2019 10:42:36 AM

Join OptoPartner Optomation Systems for a groov EPIC seminar and training.

The groov EPIC system is gaining recognition world wide and now Optomation Systems is bringing 2 days of EPIC seminars to Tangier, Morocco.

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

EPIC w/o I/O? Sure!

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 26, 2019 1:33:06 PM

The groov EPIC system now includes a chassis option for applications that don't need (or want) I/O.

As we continue incorporating your feedback to improve and extend the groov EPIC system, we're pleased to announce the latest release of a new system chassis: GRV-EPIC-CHS0.

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Topics: IIoT, EPIC, groov EPIC

groov EPIC is the Engineers' Choice

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 19, 2019 9:20:25 AM

The 32nd annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shined a light on 26 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2018. Winners were voted on by the Control Engineering  magazine print and digital audience. As announced earlier this year, Opto 22's groov EPIC was the award winner in the Industrial Internet of Things connectivity category. 

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Topics: Awards and recognition, Security, EPIC, groov EPIC, white paper

Your MyOpto has a new look

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 29, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Recent website updates include a new design for your MyOpto account.

Have you logged in to the Opto 22 website recently? You might have noticed your MyOpto account has a new format and design. You can even upload a photo to personalize your account.

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Topics: optonews, groov EPIC

Announcing groov EPIC Premium Factory Training

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 25, 2019 3:57:45 PM

Opto 22 debuts its newly renovated classroom that offers hands-on, instructor-led training for the groov EPIC system.

Are you interested in getting more hands-on experience with the groov EPIC system? We are pleased to announce groov EPIC Premium Factory Training in our EPIC classroom at Opto 22 headquarters. 

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

A discussion of digital transformation - ARC Advisory Group interviews Opto 22's Arun Sinha

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 22, 2019 11:21:52 AM

Opto 22 recently returned to the annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida with more EPIC news to share.

This year's ARC Forum event focused on "Driving Digital Transformation in Industries and Cities". Attendees had the opportunity to learn about new technologies, practices and standards to help with their business's digital transformation.

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Topics: Node-RED, MQTT, Ignition Edge, IEC 61131-3, groov EPIC, software, ARC Forum, cybersecurity

New white paper explains Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 19, 2019 9:52:40 AM

A new kind of industrial controller simplifies and secures automation and IIoT projects, while reducing cost and complexity.

We've recently published a new white paper that explains why and how Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers (EPICs) are the solution for today's–and tomorrow's–automation applications.

For today's controls engineers, new demands to use and share data present three main challenges: security, complexity, and expense.

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Topics: OEM, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, EPIC, groov EPIC, white paper

New video: What is an MQTT broker?

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 8, 2019 8:23:27 AM

This latest video in our Automation 101 series provides a deeper dive and explanation of the MQTT central server, or the "broker".

As you recall from previous posts, the industrial MQTT communication protocol is a powerful tool that allows you to exchange device data freely among devices and applications, with little or no IT involvement. Its simplicity and flexibility make it a popular choice for today's IIoT applications.

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

Experiment with EPIC–groov EPIC Learning Center now available

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 4, 2019 2:46:07 PM

Ready to learn about or experiment with groov EPIC, Opto 22's new groov Edge Programmable Industrial Controller? 

Now you can get more hands-on experience with the groov EPIC system. The groov EPIC Learning Center is packed with fully functioning EPIC hardware and software, and is designed as an integral part of our free OptoU Online Training at https://training.opto22.com.  

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

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