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What we experienced at the 2020 Ignition Community Conference

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 23, 2020 11:02:00 AM

Hear about Opto 22's top takeaways from this year's virtual Ignition Community Conference.

Last week our engineering team attended ICC 2020—the annual Ignition Community Conference hosted by Inductive Automation. This event has been growing in size ever since 2013, but became a virtual event as is the norm in 2020. If you missed it, read on for some of the highlights.

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Topics: Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Ignition, Ignition Community Conference, groov RIO, Ignition Community Live

Get your groov RIO update here!

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 21, 2020 1:18:28 PM

Improve the performance of your edge I/O with the latest groov RIO firmware update 2.0.2.

If you're a groov RIO edge I/O user, you'll want to take advantage of this new firmware update. Firmware version 2.0.2 is available for download now.

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Topics: Firmware, IIoT, groov RIO, Edge I/O

New Opto 22 Visio Stencils Now Available

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 15, 2020 3:51:01 PM

New Microsoft® Visio Stencil libraries representing products like groov EPIC and groov RIO are now available on the Opto 22 website.

Are you drawing or creating graphics for your control system diagrams or HMIs? We'd like to help you with that. Our engineering and graphics teams have worked together to create some detailed Microsoft Visio Stencils of Opto 22 products, including new templates for groov EPIC and groov RIO.

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Topics: groov EPIC, HMI, groov RIO, visio stencils

Talking industrial automation with CSIA

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 14, 2020 2:19:59 PM

Listen in as Opto 22's Josh Eastburn and CSIA's Lisa Richter dig into the past, present, and future of Opto 22 and our industry outlook for 2020 in this new podcast.

The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) continues its popular podcast series, "Talking Industrial Automation", and host Lisa Richter asked our own Josh Eastburn to share his insights in a recent episode.

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Topics: IIoT, groov EPIC, system integrator, OptoPartner, podcast, groov RIO

Get to know Galco - now an Opto 22 distributor

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 9, 2020 10:19:23 AM

Please welcome Galco Industrial Electronics Inc. as a new stocking distributor of all Opto 22 product lines.

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Opto 22 distribution channel: Galco. Based in Madison Heights, Michigan, Galco serves all of North America and is committed to providing exceptional support for all Opto 22 product sales and services.

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Topics: groov EPIC, groov RIO, OptoChannel

Envision with Ignition

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 24, 2020 9:54:54 AM

The annual Ignition Community Conference will be a free, virtual event this year.

Inductive Automation's annual Ignition Community Conference (ICC) provides unique opportunities to get expert tips from Ignition trainers, see real-world Ignition projects from other industries, and meet with industry leaders and subject-matter experts from around the world of industrial automation. As with most 2020 conferences, the show must go on but in a virtual format, and Opto 22 will be there too.

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Topics: Ignition Edge, Ignition, Ignition Community Conference, groov RIO, digital transformation

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.

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

groov RIO mini case studies

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Aug 10, 2020 9:48:32 AM

See what people are up to with Opto 22’s new edge I/O module.

groov RIO has been available for a few months, and people are already surprising us with how they’re putting it to work. Here are a few of the amazing examples we’ve seen from our early adopters.

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Topics: Case studies, system integrator, groov RIO

New White Paper: Building Industrial IoT from Edge to Cloud

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 31, 2020 8:43:52 AM

See how next-generation edge-based distributed I/O and controllers open new possibilities for connected infrastructure.

In the field of industrial automation, terms like digital transformation, the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or edge computing have become common topics of discussion. Today's businesses have IoT goals. End users need devices and applications to share data seamlessly across machines, sites, and the enterprise so they can optimize production and reduce costs. How do we achieve these goals?

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, white paper, edge computing, groov RIO, Edge I/O

MQTT: Bringing it all together

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Jul 29, 2020 8:45:29 AM

Building industrial MQTT networks at scale with Opto 22 groov devices.

If you've followed this series since the beginning, you should have a good idea of how to set up your groov EPIC or groov RIO for MQTT communication. You also understand the importance of Sparkplug B in building MQTT systems and designing industrial-strength IoT networks.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, Ignition, MQTT implementation, groov RIO

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