Announcing a second processor model for Opto 22's groov EPIC system.
We have a lot of exciting product news to share, and at the top of that list is the release of the GRV-EPIC-PR2. Yes, you now have two processor options when designing a groov EPIC system! Both GRV-EPIC-PR1 and GRV-EPIC-PR2 provide a powerful, open software and hardware ecosystem for automation and IIoT but with the following important differences:
- GRV-EPIC-PR1 has 2 GB RAM and 6 GB user space on an embedded industrial SSD. It ships with Inductive Automation's Ignition version 7 pre-installed but can be upgraded to version 8 with a firmware update (GROOV-LIC-EDGE or GROOV-LIC-EDGE8 required).
- GRV-EPIC-PR2 has more memory and disk space—3.75 GB RAM and 22 GB user space—and it ships with Ignition version 8 pre-installed (GROOV-LIC-EDGE8 required).
The new PR2 targets the growing market of edge-oriented applications like operational equipment effectiveness (OEE), predictive maintenance (PdM), remote condition-based monitoring (CbM), and digital transformation/IIoT.
It is fully compatible with existing groov EPIC I/O, power supply, and chassis options and provides Ignition 8 developers with an automation environment that integrates PLC, PC, and network gateway functions into a single, secure edge device.
If you are considering Ignition 8 for your application, Inductive Automation has made a few important changes that make it worth a look, including:
- All of Inductive Automation's OPC UA drivers
- External client access to the OPC UA server
- Mobile HMI and web scripting options (with additional licenses)
Along with this new hardware release, comes an important EPIC firmware update to version 3.2. Don't miss Ben Orchard's blog post that highlights the new functions and features this latest update has to offer.
Have you already decided whether a PR1 or PR2 will work best with your application? Please reference the groov EPIC Processor Data Sheet for a more detailed explanation and specification tables.