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Secure and Democratize the Data in Your Customer’s Brownfield OT Devices

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Get your legacy equipment questions answered at an upcoming Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) webinar presented by Opto 22.

Look ahead to Opto 22's July event calendar and you'll see we're hosting a webinar with the help of our friends at CSIA. Members of CSIA are system integrators dedicated to sharing engineering, technical and business skills to help manufacturers and other end users improve their automation systems.

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Topics: Webinars, Integrators, IIoT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, system integrator, digital transformation

Find groov EPIC and RIO in Central America

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 23, 2021 8:32:58 AM

Opto 22 welcomes new Central American distributor NV Technologies.

Your chances for finding Opto 22 IIoT and automation solutions on a world-wide network just improved. This week we announced an addition to the Opto 22 global network of authorized distributors: NV Technologies.

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Topics: groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO, OptoChannel

Upcoming Cirrus Link webinar tackles MQTT & cybersecurity

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 16, 2021 10:31:24 AM

Join Opto 22 and Cirrus Link Solutions for an important webinar addressing cybersecurity and data integrity with MQTT.

The topic of cybersecurity has been in recent news headlines and is always a concern for automation professionals designing or upgrading their industrial control systems. Opto 22 technology partner, Cirrus Link Solutions, has invited us to participate in a new webinar addressing these concerns. Make plans to join us on June 30th for some revealing product demos and discussions.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO, Cirrus Link Solutions

CODESYS on groov EPIC - Where do you start?

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 16, 2021 10:01:37 AM

A new OptoBlog series takes a closer look at the CODESYS programming option in groov EPIC and how to use it.

If you're looking for programming options that are highly portable or you want to leverage your experience with ladder logic  on a modern control platform, Opto 22's groov EPIC gives you the option of working with the CODESYS Development Environment.

If you aren't already familiar with it, you should definitely check it out. Today, I'll show you how to get started, but keep checking back for more in-depth content in the coming months.

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Topics: Training, Codesys, groov EPIC

Make the pitch for automation security with this updated tech note

Posted by Benson Hougland on Jun 9, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Best practices for cybersecurity and more from the groov EPIC v3.2 update to help you get sign-off on critical security upgrades.

Solarwinds, Oldsmar, Colonial, JBS—with all the cybersecurity news filling our inboxes, news feeds, and social channels, your customers may finally be ready to talk about a more rigorous security strategy.

So I figured this was a relevant time to share our recently updated tech note, “groov EPIC Cybersecurity Designs and Best Practices.” It details the mindset and specific actions that can change your automation from a security vulnerability into a security asset.

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Topics: Security, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, EPIC Security

From Raspberry Pi to Factory Floor

Posted by Ben Orchard on Jun 9, 2021 8:44:20 AM

Some developer tips for successfully moving your project from home to the plant floor.

We know a lot of developers love to tinker and prototype projects on Raspberry Pi hardware. I do the same at my house with over 12 Raspberry Pi computers doing different things. It's such an affordable and fun platform with a huge community behind it... what's not to love? The challenge comes when it’s time to move your project from the house/office to the factory floor.

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

Firmware update for your groov EPIC I/O modules

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 1, 2021 9:38:50 AM

Several of the groov EPIC I/O modules have new firmware updates available.

If you're using the groov EPIC system, you'll want to check the list of groov I/O modules that have new versions of firmware available now. These firmware updates contain both enhancements and bug fixes and are available for download on the Opto 22 website.

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Topics: Updates, Firmware, groov EPIC, I/O

Find your solution at the Applied Automation conference

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 24, 2021 3:06:21 PM

OptoPartner Advanced Control Solutions is co-hosting a virtual automation event.

Is your organization struggling with your automation solution decisions?

Then join OptoPartner ACS, Olympus Controls, and Gibson Engineering for the Applied Automation Virtual Solutions Day.

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Topics: Events & conferences, IIoT, groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO

Watch this: Connect a Smart Factory to the Cloud with MQTT & Sparkplug

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 30, 2021 12:53:08 PM

New recorded webinar shows how easy it is to connect field assets to the cloud using HiveMQ and then visualize the real-time data in Canary Cloud.

Did you miss this week's webinar with our Tech Partners HiveMQ and Canary Labs? It's now available for on-demand viewing and you might even want to watch it again to catch all the details of the live demo!

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, groov RIO, Technology Partners

Proud member of the Eclipse Foundation and Sparkplug Working Group

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 29, 2021 9:44:35 AM

Opto 22 recently announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation—the Sparkplug governing body and industry collective.

As an industrial automation and internet of things (IIoT) manufacturer, Opto 22 is dedicated to educating and influencing the direction of the MQTT IoT protocol. It's an important part of the product strategy behind our groov EPIC and groov RIO product solutions. Therefore, it was a logical step to join the Eclipse open-source software community to foster further collaboration and innovation around the MQTT and Sparkplug standards.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, developer, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions, Eclipse Foundation

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