groov RIO is a contender again

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 27, 2021 9:52:41 AM

The groov RIO MM2 has been announced as a finalist for Control Engineering magazine's annual awards program.

Engineers' Choice Awards 2022It's that time of year again! Control Engineering just revealed their line up of new products that represent some of this year's best innovations in control, instrumentation and automation.  Products fall under 19 different categories ranging from hardware, IIoT, machine control, and motion control, to network integration, power, process control, safety and software.

We're pleased to announce that Opto 22's second groov RIO model (GRV-R7-MM2001-10) has been named a finalist in the I/O & Networking Edge Computing category. Now it's up to engineering and automation professionals like yourself to cast your votes and determine the 2022 winners.



groov RIO® revolutionizes remote I/O by offering over 200,000 unique, software-configurable I/O combinations in a single, compact, PoE-powered industrial package with web-based configuration, commissioning, and IIoT software built in, plus support for multiple OT and IT protocols.

What's different about this groov RIO?

The GRV-R7-MM2001-10 provides more RAM and storage than its pioneering predecessor (GRV-R7-MM1001-10) to support the full range of features offered with the pre-installed Ignition Edge® version 8 software (a product of Inductive Automation®). You can use either
Ignition 8 or Ignition Edge 8 on a trial basis for two hours at a time, and you can restart the trial as often as you want. To fully use Ignition Edge, purchase an Ignition Edge license, part number GROOV-LIC-EDGE8. (To fully use Ignition 8, contact us for licensing information.)

The GRV-R7-MM2001-10 is a 10-channel, multi-signal, multifunction remote I/O unit. Its communications processor has two switched Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, one capable of Power over Ethernet (802.3af PoE Class 0) connections, supplying power to both groov RIO and field I/O.

For the complete groov RIO MM2 product specs, download the datasheet.

Or see how groov RIO fits in your system architecture.

We hope you agree it's worth voting for!

How to vote

  1. Review the complete list of Control Engineering 2022 Engineers’ Choice Awards finalists.
  2. Click on the voting link.
  3. Sign in or register as a Control Engineering subscriber.
  4. Select the I/O & Networking Edge Computing category, and vote for the groov RIO remote I/O package (Opto 22)  and submit!


Voting closes December 31, 2021, with winners announced online on February 1, 2022 and featured in the February 2022 issue of Control Engineering. 

We appreciate your votes, product feedback, and continued support of Opto 22 products. If you are wondering how
groov RIO can work for you, feel free to start a conversation with an Opto engineer via the OptoChat, send your request through the comment section below, or contact us through our website. Our engineering team is ready to help!


Topics: Awards and recognition, groov RIO

Written by 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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