We now call it the groov Edge Appliance, and here's why.
When we first introduced the groov Box, it was a simple, quick way to build a custom operator interface to your control system—an interface you could use securely on your phone or tablet, as well as on a computer.
But groov has matured and grown. Now the groov Edge Appliance meets your industrial internet of things (IIoT) goals by including three key features:
- Visualization—groov View for building and viewing operator interfaces
- Data handling—Node-RED for creating simple logic flows to acquire and move data
- Connectivity—Ignition Edge® from Inductive Automation® for connectivity using OPC UA and MQTT/Sparkplug
Ignition Edge is the latest addition, and these new Ignition Edge videos show you how to get started with its built-in OPC-UA server and Allen-Bradley® drivers, plus how to set up MQTT for efficient data transfer.
You can explore these new features for a free two-hour trial (repeatable); with a groov Enterprise license you can use them fully.
So what does Ignition Edge in the groov Box let you do?
- Get data from Allen-Bradley and Siemens® S7 PLCs and Modbus®/TCP devices without disturbing existing systems.
- Securely move that data to spreadsheets, databases, and other software, including cloud-based analytics software like IBM® Watson and others.
- View and change the data (as authorized) in a groov View or Ignition interface.
- Use the message queue telemetry transport (MQTT) protocol with Sparkplug messaging, designed for efficient industrial data transfer.
Learn more about Ignition Edge in the groov Box.
And how about Node-RED?
We have videos for Node-RED, too. Watch the Node-RED workshop videos and learn:
- Best practices
- How to use advanced nodes
- How to send email
- And more