Big Updates for groov: New Programming Option and OPC-UA Included

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 15, 2019 10:32:15 AM

Take advantage of several new features and enhancements now available for the groov EPIC system, groov Edge Appliance, and groov Server for Windows.

groov EPIC systemfree firmware upgrade is all it takes to start enjoying the new programming capabilities available for your groov EPIC system: CODESYS to run your IEC 61131-3-compliant applications! Many performance improvements are also included. 

And for the groov Box, and groov Server for Windows, you'll benefit as well with a simple software download to update your groov View projects that improves performance, and now connects to any OPC UA Server for no additional charge! This goes for groov EPIC, too!

Visit manage.groov.com to download your version 1.3 upgrade today! Be sure to review form 2267 groov EPIC User's Guide, Chapter 11, section "Applying a firmware update to the groov EPIC processor" for a smooth update.

groov EPIC 1.3 updateThis version 1.3 release adds IEC 61131-3 programming options which means you can:

  • Develop applications using IEC 61131-3 programming methods—including Ladder Diagram, Function Block Diagram, Structured Text, and Sequential Function Charts
  • Pick the best software tool for your application
  • Mix and match several software tools to build control and IIoT solutions in one unified platform

There's much more, including a new groov View (see below). For complete details, please see the groov EPIC Readme.



groov View 4.1a updateFor those of you using the groov Edge Appliance (GROOV-AR1-BASE) or groov Server for Windows (GROOV-SVR-WIN-BASE) for your applications, you'll want to get the latest groov View 4.1a update. This update can also be accessed through your MyOpto account at manage.groov.com.

The groov View 4.1a release includes licensing changes. You no longer need to purchase an Enterprise license as everyone has access to all features now.

You'll also notice improvements in device health data, scan rates, trend data and event notifications. Please reference the groov View Readme for a complete list of new features and fixes.


Enjoy these updates, and groov on!


Topics: groov, groov server for windows, groov View, groov EPIC

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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