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Unlocking data from your PLC live at ICC

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 27, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The recording of Opto 22's live product demo from the 2021 Ignition Community Conference is now available.

Were you able to attend Inductive Automation's annual Ignition Community Conference (ICC) last week? This two-day virtual event featured developer panel discussions, case studies of real-world Ignition projects, the annual build-a-thon, as well as several exhibitor demo sessions. 

Opto 22's presentation demonstrated the power of Ignition on our groov EPIC and RIO platforms, and the recorded webinar is now available for on-demand viewing.

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Topics: groov EPIC, EPIC Security, Ignition Community Conference, webinar

Optimizing PAC Project System Performance

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Updated technical note includes tips and design advice for ensuring optimal performance on all devices using PAC Project software.

If you've been keeping up with your OptoBlog posts, you saw last week's news about an available update for the PAC Project Software Suite, version 10.4. If you haven't already, make sure you download it to take advantage of the new features, enhancements, and important fixes included in this update.

But now we have more good news! Whether you're a new user or very experienced with PAC Project and PAC Control programming, you'll want to spend some time reviewing our latest updated tech note: Optimizing PAC Project System Performance (form 1776).

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Topics: PAC Project, PAC Control, groov EPIC, snap pac, groov RIO, SoftPAC

How to select the right HMI solution for your groov device

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Sep 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Sharpen your drawing tools. It's time to go to work.

Visualization for industrial automation is bigger than it’s ever been, and it’s not just about control anymore. As it becomes increasingly important to turn data into information efficiently and ubiquitously, visualization platforms deal with more data types, presentation formats, and a broader range of users and use cases. As always, Opto 22 gives you many tools so you can choose what fits your project best. Let’s take a look at some of those options.

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Topics: Node-RED, Ignition Edge, PAC Display, groov View, groov EPIC, HMI, Ignition, groov RIO

OptoPartner Video - meet Automated Concepts

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 2, 2021 10:34:54 AM

Our OptoPartner video series continues with an introduction and overview of Automated Concepts Inc.

Based in Texas, Automated Concepts Inc has been a part of the OptoPartner integrator program for quite some time. With over 20 years experience in the field, we wanted you to hear directly from them about the types of projects they're working on and what technologies are bringing them success.

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Topics: groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO, OptoPartner video

CODESYS vs PAC Control

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Aug 25, 2021 1:47:24 PM

Which is right for you?

In this series, I’ve been talking about the strengths of CODESYS for control programming on the groov EPIC platform, but it’s not your only option. You can use CODESYS, Opto 22’s flowchart-based PAC Control, or custom applications built using secure shell access (SSH). Whether you’re a CODESYS developer building projects on groov EPIC or still deciding which programming approach to take, it’s worth understanding how and when each tool might be right for you. This post compares CODESYS and PAC Control head to head to help you decide which approach to take for your project.

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Topics: PAC Control, CODESYS, groov EPIC, CODESYS blog series

Secure & democratize your OT data with Ignition Edge and groov EPIC at ICC

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 23, 2021 12:30:49 PM

Join us at the annual Ignition Community Conference for virtual networking and more Ignition learning opportunities.

It's almost September, which means it's time for Inductive Automation's annual Ignition Community Conference (ICC). This year's event will once again be a virtual experience that brings together Ignition software experts and thought leaders from around the world. 

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Topics: Events & conferences, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Ignition, Ignition Community Conference, groov RIO

Interactive demo lets you build an IIoT system architecture

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 18, 2021 11:20:26 AM

The latest Opto 22 website resource allows you to piece together a secure IIoT system build.

Have you tried any of the interactive demos on the Opto 22 website? They are another way to learn more about our product technologies and how they work together. We've just expanded these demo resources to include an in-depth build of an industrial IoT system using both groov EPIC and groov RIO.

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Topics: IIoT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, IIoT System Architecture

The Automation Roadshow you don't want to miss

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 17, 2021 8:51:40 AM

Join Opto 22 as we head out on the road with our Technology Partners for a 3-day IIoT event in Chicago.

Here's a reason your September just got busier! Mark your calendars for September 13 - 15, 2021. Don't miss this hands-on opportunity to build an IIoT architecture using the latest technologies all working together!

**UPDATE** Due to recurring COVID-19 restrictions, this event has been temporarily postponed. A new roadshow date will be announced in the near future. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to check back for updates.

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Topics: Events & conferences, IIoT, MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Technology Partners

Switching from Rockwell to CODESYS and groov EPIC

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Aug 11, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Interested in giving CODESYS a try? Here are a few fantastic reasons why you should...

Looking for a solid ladder logic programming environment that doesn’t lock you into a particular vendor? CODESYS provides that and more. With a familiar but powerful set of tools, not only can you use IEC 61131-3 languages like ladder, but you’ll also enjoy code that is open, structured, customizable, and portable.

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Topics: CODESYS, groov EPIC, CODESYS blog series

Your OT cybersecurity questions answered

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 2, 2021 9:34:08 AM

Get help designing a secure industrial automation system with Opto 22's cybersecurity resources.

When you use groov EPIC or groov RIO products, you can rest assured you're getting cybersecurity ready products, right out of the box. There is even a groov EPIC Cybersecurity Technical Guide to help you design a secure system with step-by-step instructions.

With cybersecurity being one of the top concerns in today's industry, we decided it was important to address all your questions on security. We've put together several resources in a single location on the Opto 22 website to help you better understand your options when it comes to building the most secure control system possible.

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Topics: Security, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO

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