groov I/O with Node-RED

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 19, 2023 9:36:26 AM

The Opto 22 node packages for Node-RED video series continues with a focus on groov I/O nodes.

Get ready for another video that explains how and why to use the Node-RED programming tool on groov EPIC. In this new video, Terry Orchard explains the different types of groov I/O nodes, gives some examples of how to use them, and explains what makes them different from other nodes.

Before watching, you might want to review the Node-RED Package Intro and Configuration video. This  will provide some background on how the nodes were initially set up that are now being used in this latest I/O video.

Now, Terry has a flow ready to go with some examples that make it easy to follow along. Watch and learn.

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Topics: Videos, Node-RED, groov EPIC, developer, groov RIO

System integration industry to meet in New Orleans

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 19, 2023 9:11:07 AM

The annual CSIA Executive Conference returns to New Orleans this year and takes on the challenges of a "Bold New World."

You'll find Opto 22 at the annual Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) conference. It's an opportunity for system integrators to travel to New Orleans, Louisiana for a week of networking, workshops, keynote speakers, and product demos. This year's theme, "Bold New World", tackles bold business plans for today's industrial automation industry challenges.

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Topics: Events & conferences, groov EPIC, Ignition, system integrator, groov RIO

New video: PAC Control node package

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 12, 2023 9:30:00 AM

Learn how to use Node-RED with the PAC Control node; watch the next video in our new series.

Have you been watching Terry Orchard's latest Node-RED video series that explains why you should run Node-RED on Opto 22 groov products? Last week's OptoBlog post shared how to get started with configuring the Node-RED packages so they're ready to use.

This week we move on to more details about the PAC Control node package. Watch as Terry explains in this latest video: Opto 22 Node-RED Packages: PAC Control.

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Topics: Node-RED, groov EPIC, developer, groov RIO

ENTELEC Conference & Expo 2023

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 12, 2023 7:56:03 AM

See solutions from different vendors working together in the new Innovations Lab, and get your free pass to the Expo.

Join us in Houston for this year's ENTELEC Conference & Expo, May 9-11. Explore a complete edge solution for your project using Opto 22’s groov EPIC and RIO products with the efficient MQTT Transmission module from Opto tech partner Cirrus Link Solutions.

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Topics: Energy management, Events & conferences, MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Cirrus Link Solutions

Watch: Configuring Node-RED packages

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 5, 2023 12:45:00 PM

Next video in our new Node-RED series: how to install and configure Opto 22 Node-RED packages.

Did you catch last week's video that made the case for why you should run Node-RED on groov EPIC and RIO? If you missed it, watch that first video to hear Opto 22's Terry Orchard explain why the groov platform is ideal for Node-RED and your IIoT and automation projects.

Next up in the series is Opto 22 Node-RED Packages: Introduction and Configuration. You'll learn how to install these packages and how to configure them so they're ready to use.

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Topics: Node-RED, groov EPIC, developer, groov RIO

See what you missed in March

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 5, 2023 12:17:47 PM

From overcoming security and supply chain interruptions, to learning a "new perspective" with groov, watch as Opto 22 shares tips and insight in two recent online events.

With today's busy schedules and so many online discussions available in the industrial automation space, it's easy to miss some learning opportunities. If you missed them, here are two recent webinars you can watch now.

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO, cloud computing

Why you should run Node-RED on groov

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 29, 2023 11:51:22 AM

Hear from Opto 22's Terry Orchard as he makes the case for why groov EPIC and RIO are the ideal platforms for running Node-RED programming software.

Opto 22's groov EPIC and RIO products are designed to give you multiple options when it comes to developing applications for your control systems.

Node-RED is fast becoming one of the more popular options, and this new video explains why running Node-RED on groov EPIC or groov RIO is the best choice for your industrial automation projects.

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Topics: Node-RED, groov EPIC, groov RIO

Texas Automation Systems becomes IoT Certified OptoPartner

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 29, 2023 7:58:33 AM

We welcome TAS to the OptoPartner integrator community as they expand their product solutions to include groov EPIC and RIO.

If you're looking for Ignition® and automation experts in the upstream oil and gas industry, you'll want to know Texas Automation Systems (TAS), the latest member to join the OptoPartner program. Their expertise in edge technology solutions like EPIC and RIO has earned them IoT Certified partner status.

TAS offers an innovative way to streamline processes and increase productivity. With their cutting-edge technology and automated solutions, businesses in Texas and nationwide can save time and money while improving their operations. It's also worth noting TAS is consistently recognized by Inductive Automation as a Top-Selling Ignition Software Integrator.

Arun Sinha, Opto 22's Director of Business Development, added "We look forward to working closely with the TAS team to build a strong, long-lasting partnership that benefits our customers and advances the field of automation and control."

Here's a quick look at their company overview, and how they can help you with your PLC and SCADA development.

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Topics: groov EPIC, Ignition, OptoPartner, groov RIO, oil and gas

The Art of the Possible with Corso Systems

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 22, 2023 9:30:00 AM

While groov EPIC and groov RIO products seamlessly integrate with SCADA systems like Ignition from Inductive Automation, they also have a built-in Application Programming Interface (API) you can use to access much of the information and features of the platform. 

Alex Marcy, CEO of Corso Systems, explains how in this Art of the Possible guest blog.

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Topics: groov EPIC, Ignition, Art of the Possible

How to Enable Operational Resilience: New Webinar

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 22, 2023 8:32:49 AM

Can you maintain your business in the face of supply chain challenges and ransomware attacks? Join us for a resilience webinar.

You know it’s critical for manufacturers to be able to maintain business continuity in the face of operational challenges like these. When working with today's cloud and edge computing technologies, operational resilience is vital.

Join us as Opto 22’s Rene Gamero and tech partner 4IR Solutions CTO Joe Dolivo discuss this important topic in a new webinar presentation live streaming on March 30.

In this joint webinar, Joe and Rene will discuss common obstacles to achieving operational resilience and provide a live solution demo featuring FactoryStack and groov EPIC that demonstrates overcoming security, connectivity, and reliability challenges.

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Topics: Webinars, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, OptoPartner, edge computing, cloud computing

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