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Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for 14 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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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

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

New videos added to Node-RED and IIoT playlists

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 17, 2018 9:15:00 AM

With the growth of the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and edge devices, are you looking for better ways to access your data? Opto 22's new groov EPIC system includes the Node-RED environment with the MQTT transport protocol for efficient publish/subscribe data communications. Watch this new video to see how it works! 

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Topics: MQTT, Node-RED, Videos, EPIC, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, groov

September webinar: groov EPIC system

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Advanced Control Solutions hosts your next chance to see the groov EPIC system in action

Join OptoPartner and distributor Advanced Control Solutions (ACS) for a groov EPIC webinar on September 24th

An automation solutions provider for the Southeastern United States, ACS is also a regional supplier of the groov EPIC system. 

At this live webinar, you'll learn how to add simplicity, security, and performance to your applications, with little reliance on IT personnel. 

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

Introducing OptoU - free online training

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Looking to learn more about IIoT technologies, control systems, and how they work together? It’s time to check out OptoU!

This free online training program provides convenient, on-demand training courses to fit in with your busy schedule. With its “watch and learn” premise, course topics are made up of video and written lessons. The secure sign-in feature lets you return to unfinished lessons and learn at your own pace.

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Topics: EPIC, Ignition Edge, MQTT, Node-RED, Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT, Security, Training, I/O, Networking, PACs

Welcome new OptoPartner, Merlin CSI

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With over 25 years of experience in industrial controls and automation and a focus on the future, Merlin CSI offers valuable expertise and the vision to help with your applications. We're pleased to add them to our growing list of IoT Certified OptoPartners. 

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Topics: Data acquisition, Node-RED, PID loop control, I/O, Integrators, PACs, IoT, Internet of Things, Process control, groov

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