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Smart BBQ: Automated Concepts, Inc.

Posted by Josh Eastburn on May 10, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Rapid prototyping for simple (and delicious) connected control

What does it take to turn a hobby into a business? For one barbecue enthusiast, Dave Counts of Automated Concepts, Inc. (ACI) proposed using Opto 22’s groov RIO. He thought the multifunction I/O and simple Node-RED programming would provide a lot of flexibility to help his customer design a prototype barbecue control system.

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Topics: Case studies, Node-RED, 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

MQTT and Sparkplug made easy with HiveMQ

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Join Opto 22 for another webinar hosted by HiveMQ to see the powerful yet simple MQTT technology in action.

Here is another virtual event to add to your calendar. Don't miss an all-new webinar: Connecting a Smart Factory to the Cloud with MQTT & Sparkplug.

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

Get hands-on experience with the groov RIO Learning Center

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 14, 2021 9:35:07 AM

Learn more about edge I/O technology and the capabilities of the groov RIO module with the new learning center unit.

If you're up-to-date on your OptoBlog posts, you've heard about the revolutionary I/O that offers over 200,000 unique, software-configurable I/O combinations in a single, compact, PoE-powered industrial package called groov RIO.

Ready to learn about and experiment with groov RIO? Now you can with the groov RIO Learning Center (GRV-RIO-LC).

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Topics: Training, OptoU, groov RIO, groov RIO Learning Center

Engineering Ideas Clinic at the University of Waterloo

Posted by Arun Sinha on Apr 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Industrial automation hub brings the real-world into the classroom for students

Though I have the highest regard for the university where I received my engineering degree, I felt the curriculum was more theoretical than practical. I was steeped in differential equations and engineering mathematics and didn’t actually have a design project or build anything until my senior year.

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Topics: Case studies, Videos, groov EPIC, industrial automation, Ignition, system integrator, groov RIO, digital transformation, Inductive Automation

A chance to return to in-person events with Opto 22 and Canary Labs

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 12, 2021 2:23:51 PM

Join Opto 22 in Phoenix, Arizona May 3 - 4th as we take part in the 2021 Canary Road Show.

Ready for a road trip? Then we have exciting news to share.

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Topics: Events & conferences, MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO

“Getting an Edge in Automation” Webinar Recording Now Available

Posted by Benson Hougland on Mar 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

See how groov EPIC and groov RIO can solve industry problems and help you get an edge in your automation and IIoT/digital transformation projects.

I recently presented a live webinar discussing industry problems we all face in building the next generation of automation and digital transformation architectures. 

To our delight, over 500 of you registered to attend!

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Topics: Webinars, groov EPIC, groov RIO

Advanced data logging in Node-RED

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 24, 2021 1:30:00 PM

This new Node-RED developer video shows you how to do more with your data with CSV logging and file storage.

Welcome back to the world of Node-RED. Video host Terry Orchard just completed a new episode on more advanced ways of logging your data. Rather than just logging to a text file, perhaps you want to change your data to a CSV file and save it to a USB drive on the groov RIO. This video gives you simple step-by-step instructions on how to do just that.

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Topics: Videos, Node-RED, developer, groov RIO

Warehouse to Enterprise: Emerald 66/NACI

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Mar 23, 2021 9:25:54 AM

New plant uses unique edge architecture to run at the pace of modern business

With demand for hand sanitizer more than doubling across the US, and continuing annual growth of more than 20% expected in coming years, 2020 presented the cleaning industry with a big financial opportunity. Emerald 66 Enterprises (E66) mobilized resources to meet this need, setting up shop in an empty denim processing plant in Seminole, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

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Topics: Case studies, groov EPIC, groov RIO

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