Think Ignition I/O - Grantek and Opto 22 show you groov RIO in action

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 19, 2020 1:02:39 PM

This month's Ignition Community Live event with OptoPartner Grantek is now available for on-demand viewing.

You might recall from earlier OptoBlog posts that we always jump at the chance to be a part of Ignition Community Live events. They are a great way to show off how seamlessly groov EPIC and groov RIO work with Inductive Automation's Ignition® platform. This time, Opto 22's Benson Hougland joined forces with Doug Yerger from Grantek for a cross-country demo.

Here's their agenda:


  1. Wire 2 sensors and 1 stack light to a groov RIO module in our Temecula, CA demo lab
  2. Configure the I/O in groov Manage and start publishing MQTT/Sparkplug B payloads to a cloud-based broker


  1. Configure MQTT Engine on an Ignition instance in Doug's Philadelphia, PA lab, then automatically ingest tags from Benson's groov RIO and write output to the stack light
  2. As an alternative, configure Modbus comms to push the same data to another groov RIO

Watch and see how this plays out (bottom of the page). You'll see why we call groov RIO Ignition I/O.


If you are still trying to achieve digital transformation in your company, this Ignition Live video addresses typical IIoT challenges like scalability, data security, storage, and transmission. And you'll learn how this I/O for the IIoT technology can be applied in several use cases.

Enjoy the video, and we hope you can join us on another Ignition Community Live very soon!


Topics: MQTT, Ignition, groov RIO, Ignition Community Live

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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