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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

TPO on groov RIO

Posted by Ben Orchard on Jul 28, 2021 9:38:49 AM

Learn more about Time Proportional Output (TPO) and how you can use it on the groov RIO edge I/O module.

Do you need to control a digital output from an analog input?

If so, perhaps TPO is the solution you seek. Did you know that a groov RIO has 8 built-in TPO controllers and each can be configured for a different time period? We just need a little setup assistance in the form of a Node-RED flow. Before we get into that, let's talk more about just what TPO is.

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Topics: Node-RED, groov EPIC, groov RIO, OptoForum, time proportional output

CODESYS integration on groov EPIC

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Jul 26, 2021 10:51:03 AM

How good is CODESYS on groov EPIC? Really, really good...

If you’re a long-time CODESYS user, Opto 22 may not have come across your radar before. Here are a few big reasons why you might want to take a look at Opto 22’s groov EPIC edge programmable industrial controller and consider making it your go-to IEC 61131-3 development platform.

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Topics: Training, CODESYS, groov EPIC, CODESYS blog series

How to add cybersecurity features to your legacy systems

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Opto 22's latest webinar covers how to get important data from legacy PLC systems quickly and securely.

Another great resource on cybersecurity is now available as an on-demand webinar. This latest webcast set out to show how your company's digital transformation and IIoT goals can be met. Presented by Opto 22's Benson Hougland, the webinar topics include:

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO, digital transformation

See MQTT on groov EPIC and RIO live at ENTELEC expo

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 19, 2021 12:00:07 PM

Opto 22 is partnering with Cirrus Link Solutions to exhibit and present at the 2021 ENTELEC Conference & Expo.

Another live, in-person event is happening next month in Houston, Texas and we hope you can join us! If you are in the energy or oil and gas industries, you'll want to take note.  The ENTELEC Association is the world-leading energy operator member association and is hosting the annual ENTELEC Conference and Expo, August 10 - 12th.

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Topics: Energy management, Events & conferences, Oil & gas, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Cirrus Link Solutions, Technology Partners

New podcast discussion: What brings OT and IT together

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 13, 2021 9:01:27 AM

Listen and watch episode 18 of The Manufacturing Hub Podcast for more insight on what challenges OT engineers are facing today.

Opto 22's leader in product strategy, Benson Hougland, is back in the OptoDemo Studio to discuss new Industry 4.0 tools and what it means for engineers in the industrial automation space and beyond.

As a guest on The Manufacturing Hub Podcast, Benson is part of an hour-long conversation with hosts Vlad Romanov and Dave Griffith. (You might remember Vlad as being an OptoPartner, and we've mentioned his SolisPLC training platform and groov product reviews in previous OptoBlog posts.) We were thrilled to be working together again and hope you enjoy the discussion.

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, industrial automation, podcast, groov RIO

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