I know it sounds like an April Fool's joke, but it's really true: you can build a groov mobile interface for your older Optomux system.
So you can monitor and control it from your smartphone or tablet.
Here's what you need:
- Optomux I/O unit with an E1 (digital) or E2 (analog) brain board
- groov Box or groov Server (version 2.3 or higher)
- computer with a modern web browser, to build the groov app
- just about any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer, to use it on
This marriage of old and new technology works because of open standards: in this case, Modbus and Ethernet.
E1 and E2 brains have an Ethernet connection and can talk Modbus/TCP (which is the Modbus protocol over Ethernet). E1s and E2s are drop-in replacements for the older B1 and B2 Optomux brains.
groov communicates with any Modbus/TCP device—including an E1 or E2 I/O unit.
Details of how to configure your I/O unit in groov and build a simple interface are in our latest groov How-to video: groov your Optomux.