OptoNews: Connecting industrial devices to IBM Watson IoT

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 12, 2016 3:10:04 PM

Opto 22 SNAP PAC controller with RESTful APIYou've heard about our Opto 22 SNAP PAC programmable automation controllers with their built-in RESTful API (application program interface).

The REST API gives you secure access to all the I/O point and variable data in the PAC.

That means you can read or write PAC data using your favorite programming language—C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, and many more.

So you can move data from manufacturing assets directly into IT systems like databases and the cloud. You don't need protocol converters, OPC servers, or gateways.

If you've explored the IBM® Bluemix® cloud platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), you may be wondering how you'd use the SNAP PAC RESTful API to send real-world data to Watson IoT.

Here's your answer in a step-by-step blog post: Connect real-world industrial devices to IBM Watson IoT

Read the blog post

Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, PACs, REST API, RESTful server, REST, OptoNews 2016-10-12, IIoT

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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