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Node-RED Updates in groov EPIC 3.4

Posted by Terry Orchard on Jun 23, 2022 8:00:00 AM

See what's new in the latest version of Node-RED included in groov EPIC 3.4 firmware.

With every groov firmware update we also include updates to the software our devices run, whether that’s groov View, Ignition, or Node-RED. The recent groov EPIC 3.4.0 update is no different! In this post, I’ll briefly go over some of the biggest updates to Node-RED, which has been bumped to v2.2.2. If you want to know more about the 3.4.0 groov EPIC firmware, check out Ben’s forum post.

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Topics: Updates, Node-RED, groov EPIC

Big release news: groov EPIC 3.4 firmware is here

Posted by Ben Orchard on Jun 22, 2022 8:15:46 AM

Major release adds embedded OPC UA server, expanded MQTT/Sparkplug options, SNMP, Scratch Pad data access, and more

Everyone here at Opto is very excited to announce that the latest EPIC firmware update is now live.

Just as you update the OS on your phone to get the latest improvements in security, stability and performance, the OS on your groov EPIC is no different. It is after all, a quad core Linux computer, so updates are very important for the exact same reasons: security, stability, and performance.

And often these updates come with some cool new features. With this release, you'll find several.

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Topics: Updates, Firmware, Node-RED, MQTT, groov EPIC, OPC UA

Want to join our Opto 22 team?

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 14, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Opto 22 is currently recruiting for multiple engineering, technical documentation, and web developer positions.

Looking for a new career opportunity? Ready to work with enthusiastic, friendly, dedicated people who are passionate about what they do? Then consider joining Team Opto.

We've been in business for more than 45 years and financial stability is a cornerstone to our success. The company structure is flat, so there's not a lot of management to slow things down. We run lean, frequently lead the way into new territory in the automation field, and everybody works together to get things done. 

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Topics: Careers, Technical Writer, Firmware Engineer, Applications Engineer

System integrators to network in Denver

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 13, 2022 9:50:37 AM

The annual CSIA Conference is back and takes a deep dive into "The Future of Work"

The annual CSIA Executive Conference is once again an in-person event. Join 500+ system integrators and industry partners in Denver, Colorado, June 27-30, 2022.

To help you navigate this (pandemic-influenced) new world, the 2022 CSIA Executive Conference will take a deep dive into “The Future of Work.” From keynote presentations to panel discussions to one-on-one networking, you’ll discover how thought leaders, industry experts, and most importantly, your peers are addressing these challenges.

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Topics: Events & conferences, industrial automation, system integrator, OptoPartner, Inductive Automation

Launching a Nationwide Equipment Network

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 9, 2022 9:11:16 AM

ALTA Refrigeration achieves faster, easier product development and servicing with groov EPIC and MQTT.

What’s the secret to providing superior service and staying competitive in a changing market? Over ten years, ALTA Refrigeration transformed itself from a custom engineering services company into a scalable industrial equipment manufacturer. Read their case study.

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Topics: Case studies, MQTT, groov EPIC

¡Somos Distribuidores Opto 22! - Síncron Diseño Electrónico

Posted by Rene Gamero on Jun 7, 2022 4:06:21 PM

¡ En Síncron Diseño Electrónico somos OptoPartners !

Una alianza estratégica que nace para permitirnos ser el único distribuidor de equipos para automatización industrial y monitoreo remoto de Opto 22 autorizado en Colombia. Nos hemos convertido en socios estratégicos para crecer y prosperar a través del flujo general de información, servicios y productos ampliamente reconocidos en la industria de la automatización.

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Topics: groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO, Spanish, Colombia

Join us in June: upcoming events showcase groov EPIC and RIO

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 31, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Check our list of June 2022 events to see if there is an opportunity to see groov EPIC or RIO in your area.

We've just updated the Opto 22 events calendar and June is shaping up to be a busy month of conferences and seminars. Get registration and agenda details on each of these upcoming shows and we hope you can join us on the road!

  • ARC Industry Forum - June 6-9, 2022 - Orlando, FL
  • Ignition Discovery Day - June 9, 2022 - Orlando, FL
  • Ignition Oil & Gas Collective - June 22, 2022 - Houston, TX
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Topics: Events & conferences, groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO

Learn the benefits of power and energy monitoring

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 26, 2022 11:43:03 AM

Better machine health, lower energy costs: see the financial and operational advantages in this new video.

Why isn't energy accounted for the same as other major business expenditures? It's time to change that. Opto 22's Director of Business Development, Arun Sinha, shows what you gain when you implement a plan to monitor and manage energy consumption and power usage.

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Topics: Energy management, Videos, groov EPIC, power monitoring, groov rio emu

Power and energy monitoring with Modbus TCP

Posted by Ben Orchard on May 23, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Get some tips on using the groov RIO EMU with other Modbus TCP devices.

The Modbus protocol has been around since the late 1970’s. This is both amazing and cool. Amazing as some reading this have been using it since then (how time flies!). Cool because it's been around so long, and well established and widely used.

Opto 22 products have been supporting Modbus TCP since way-back-when. Out of the box, our devices are Modbus TCP slaves (now called "servers") and can be polled for data on specific register addresses. The groov RIO EMU (Energy Monitoring Unit), one of our newest products, is no different.

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Topics: Energy management, Modbus, groov RIO, OptoForum, power monitoring, groov rio emu

Important: Update to continue sending emails from Opto 22 products

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 18, 2022 7:00:00 AM

New technical note shows you how to update security settings for your email applications.

You can use many Opto 22 products to send email notifications to keep engineers and technicians aware of important conditions in your system. For example:

  • You can send email through a PAC Control strategy running on a groov EPIC or SNAP PAC controller.
  • Your groov View HMI can send event notifications via email.
  • Your Node-RED flow on groov RIO or groov EPIC can send email.

But you must make changes now to keep receiving emails!

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Topics: PAC Control, Node-RED, groov View, groov EPIC, snap pac, groov RIO, email notifications

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