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Meet IoT Certified OptoPartner 4IR Solutions

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 7, 2022 9:13:09 AM

Welcome a new OptoPartner who brings proven, cutting-edge IIoT cloud solutions.

Do you need help designing, installing, or updating your Opto 22 system? An OptoPartner can help. We have OptoPartners both internationally and throughout the United States that have proven track records of working with Opto 22 industrial control products (like the groov EPIC system and groov RIO edge I/O).

And for special projects that cross the line between OT and IT, you can contact one of our IoT Certified OptoPartners. We recently welcomed a new partner with valuable IIoT experience: 4IR Solutions.

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

groov RIO Ignition Exchange Project Spotlight

Posted by Terry Orchard on Aug 30, 2022 8:00:00 AM

See how to quickly read groov RIO data into the Ignition Exchange tag database

With software-configurable I/O, like that on the groov RIO MM1 and MM2, it’s easier than ever to instrument all your devices for control and reading back real-world data. To help you take the next step of getting that data somewhere meaningful, this post will summarize a new Ignition Exchange project for reading data from one or more groov RIO modules into your Ignition tag database.

Posted by MartinCSI, an IoT-certified OptoPartner, this project makes it trivial to dynamically get tag data into the Ignition tag database, display it on Vision pages, and link it to other projects and providers where you can then do whatever you need.

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Topics: Ignition, groov RIO

groov RIO 3.4.1 ready for download

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 29, 2022 7:30:00 AM

A quick fix update was just released for groov RIO, version 3.4.1.

As an OptoBlog subscriber, you're always the first to hear about product news or firmware updates. This time we have another recent release for groov RIO to tell you about.

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Topics: Updates, Firmware, groov RIO

A houseboat vacation with groov RIO

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 10, 2022 8:18:31 AM

Come along on a houseboat trip to Lake Powell to see what's possible when you bring a groov RIO and SpaceX Starlink on vacation.

Opto 22's VP of Product Strategy, Benson Hougland, has often described Lake Powell (which stretches from southern Utah to northern Arizona) as one of his favorite vacation destinations. A houseboat vacation has become a family tradition that always took him "off the grid" for a week. This year was a different story.

With a groov RIO edge I/O module outfitted with some temperature sensors, and the convenience of a Space X Starlink satellite internet system on board, this year's trip made for some memorable moments in remote automation.

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Topics: MQTT, Ignition, groov RIO, Cirrus Link Solutions, HiveMQ

Using Machine Learning for Critical Process Awareness & Monitoring

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 8, 2022 2:35:06 PM

Join Opto 22 at the next IntegrateLive! virtual workshop to discover better ways to maintain critical infrastructure.

Opto 22 is once again participating in an important demonstration of different industry technologies working together. IntegrateLive! returns this month with a new episode highlighting machine learning. 

You'll see product demos and presentations from Canary, HiveMQ, Avadine, APERIO and Opto 22...all working together!

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Topics: Webinars, groov EPIC, groov RIO, system integration

One conference, two ways to experience ICC X

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 27, 2022 9:03:57 AM

The annual Ignition Community Conference is celebrating its 10th year with a return to an in-person event as well as a virtual option.

The Ignition Community Conference gathers the leading minds in industrial automation to exchange ideas, inspiration, and technology. This year, Inductive Automation celebrates 10 years of ICC, and there are more ways to explore the event than ever before! ICC X features two ways to attend:

  • In-person at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, CA
  • Virtual event (2 weeks later) hosted on the Hopin platform

Visit the Registration page to choose how you want to experience ICC X.

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Topics: Events & conferences, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Ignition, ICC, groov RIO

The Art of the Possible: Easy, Scalable, Maintainable Data When and Where You Need It

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 20, 2022 8:30:00 AM

Hear from John Harrington, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at HighByte, as our guest series on the open automation ecosystem continues.

Many companies are looking to improve their business by collecting and making better use of industrial data. Whether you are performing AI/ML-based predictive analytics, setting up quality dashboards, measuring lean projects, or simply logging for traceability, you require consistent, reliable, and secure data. At HighByte, an industrial software company, we’re focused on providing the infrastructure to reliably manage data delivery at scale. 

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Topics: IIoT, groov EPIC, edge computing, groov RIO, Art of the Possible, HighByte, OT data

Time to update: groov RIO 3.4 with OPC UA server

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 13, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Following the recent groov EPIC 3.4 firmware update, groov RIO offers similar updates in its 3.4 release.

Here are some exciting additions in the latest groov RIO 3.4 package. All these new features are available in all groov RIO models: MM1, MM2 and RIO EMU.

The biggest news is the embedded OPC UA server. This is a first of its kind: a fully functioning OPC UA server option for a remote, Ethernet-based input/output module.

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Topics: Updates, MQTT, groov RIO, OPC UA, groov rio emu, Version 3.4 update

Design your groov systems online

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 13, 2022 9:33:00 AM

Take advantage of the groov EPIC Configurator and groov RIO Explorer tools on the Opto 22 website.

If you're considering the groov EPIC edge controller or groov RIO edge I/O modules for your projects, check out the online tools on our website that help you design these systems. You'll be able to view all the components that make up the system and select the ones you need for your specific application. 

In the interactive groov EPIC Configurator, you click and choose components like processors, power supplies, I/O modules, and signals, so you can start building your system online.

In the groov RIO Explorer, you can select each of the software-configurable I/O channels to see all the various I/O signals types available, so you can determine if groov RIO is right for your remote I/O needs.

You can even send your selections to Opto 22 application engineers for review. They can review your design with you to make sure you're meeting all the requirements for your project. Does this sound like a helpful resource you'd like to learn more about?
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Topics: groov EPIC, groov RIO, interactive demo, product design

Indiana helps manufacturers optimize energy use

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 5, 2022 1:23:17 PM

A recent article featured in Control magazine outlines the project that brought together the state of Indiana and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Indiana is leading the way in advancing manufacturers to make Industry 4.0 quick, simple, and cost-effective. The state has launched a first-of-its-kind program to enable its manufacturing industries to become the Factories of the Future.

This unique energy project brought together many key players including Energy Systems Network (ESN), Emerging Manufacturing Collaboration Center (EMC2), Amazon Web Services (AWS), OptoPartner Feyen Zylstra, and even Opto 22.

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Topics: Energy management, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Amazon Web Services

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