Elevate your Ignition project at ICC 2023

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 21, 2023 8:46:50 AM

Get three days of inspiration for your automation projects at the annual Ignition Community Conference in September.

The Ignition Community Conference sells out fast! Don't miss out on the opportunity for early bird registration available through July 16th.

This year's event, as always hosted by our technology partner Inductive Automation, takes place September 26 - 28, 2023 at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, CA. And the Opto 22 team returns as a sponsor and exhibitor. 

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

Get trade show vendors to collaborate? Now there’s a crazy idea.

Posted by Benson Hougland on Jun 7, 2023 7:00:00 AM

ENTELEC transformed your typical conference and trade show event with the Innovations Lab.

It started out as a brave idea: What would make this conference more fun? How about a multi-vendor, collaborative lab of innovation!

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Topics: Events & conferences, Oil & gas, MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions

MAC Automation is ready for your projects

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 7, 2023 6:30:00 AM

Welcome MAC Engineering & Automation as an IoT Certified OptoPartner.

Looking to get started with an Internet of Things (IoT) project or application? MAC Engineering & Automation can help. They just received IoT certification from Opto 22 engineers based on their success in applications using groov EPIC and RIO.

Opto 22's Southeast Regional Manager, Dan White, recently worked with the team from MAC and shared:

"MAC Automation's expertise in designing and implementing complex industrial automation solutions makes them a perfect fit as an OptoPartner. With a deep knowledge of control systems, robotics, and process optimization, MAC Automation can collaborate with Opto 22 to deliver more innovative solutions."

Hear from MAC Automation on how they can help you with your next project.

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Topics: IIoT, groov EPIC, OptoPartner, edge computing, groov RIO, SCADA

True North Solutions brings oil & gas experience to OptoPartner program

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 24, 2023 8:56:19 AM

Welcome True North Solutions as the newest OptoPartner in Opto 22's system integrator network.

The OptoPartner program is growing rapidly in 2023, and we're pleased to announce we just added another new member: True North Solutions. With headquarters based in both Colorado. USA and Alberta, Canada, they offer a wide range of services that includes IIoT solutions, cybersecurity, industrial telecom, electrical, mechanical, and process engineering.

Opto 22's Northwest Regional Manager, Bruce Campbell, has been working with True North Solutions and shared:

"True North Solutions is an important new integration partner for Opto 22. They have a long history in automation in the Oil and Gas industry in Colorado and Western Canada, two areas that have been big adopters of Opto 22's groov EPIC control system. Their expertise in designing and implementing turnkey control systems will help us deliver complete solutions to customers."

Learn more about their experience and expertise.

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Topics: CODESYS, groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO

groov system configurator debuts new features

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 17, 2023 10:29:27 AM

Try out the beta version of the online system configurator to start designing your groov EPIC and RIO control systems together.

Have you tried out previous versions of the groov EPIC Configurator or groov RIO Explorer tools on our website? Customers, integrators, and our own Opto engineers regularly use these interactive resources for technical guidance.

Now the two groov configurators have been combined into one detailed online design system. Instead of planning your EPIC and RIO systems separately, you can plan them together. Configure groov EPICs (including processors, licenses, power supplies, I/O modules, and chassis), groov RIOs (all three types), and groov software in a complete system.

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Topics: groov EPIC, groov RIO, interactive demo

A different approach to digital evolution

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 11, 2023 11:27:17 AM

New OptoPartner Axiom Manufacturing Systems focuses on helping small and midmarket manufacturers achieve digital transformation.

With proven IoT expertise in the manufacturing sector, Axiom Manufacturing Systems can give you practical help with digital technology. Their Opto 22 IoT Certified partnership comes as a result of several recent applications utilizing both groov EPIC and groov RIO, most notably the Indiana Energy Insights project discussed in one of our previous blog posts. 

See their application experience and the solutions they offer by visiting the Axiom partner page.

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Topics: IIoT, groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO, digital transformation, manufacturing

RTD with RIO

Posted by Terry Orchard on May 4, 2023 2:30:00 PM

Using powerful built-in software, it’s easy to add more functionality to the multifunction, mixed signal I/O on groov RIO, including using RTD temperature probes with minimal code.

The groov RIO MM1, MM2, and even the groov EPIC GRV-MM1001-10 modules are extremely flexible, with an incredible number of software configurable options. Even with all that potential, you can do more when you combine this I/O with software tools like PAC Control, CODESYS, Node-RED, and custom Linux programs.

A great way to see this is with RTD sensors.

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Topics: PAC Control, Node-RED, CODESYS, groov RIO, temperature sensor, RTD

Building Operations Simplified

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 4, 2023 1:41:29 PM

Meet new OptoPartner True Data Ops—dedicated to continuous equipment monitoring with the help of groov RIO.

We are pleased to announce another new member joining the OptoPartner program this month: True Data Ops—providing IoT solutions for predictive maintenance, asset management, energy monitoring, and more.

TDO took an immediate interest in the groov RIO product line to help them deliver the data access you need to make important financial and operational decisions.

Read about their application experience and signature projects.

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Topics: IIoT, OptoPartner, groov RIO

groov View and Node-RED

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 25, 2023 12:00:00 PM

The Node-RED package video series wraps up with a closer look at groov View nodes.

If you've been following the OptoBlog, you've noticed we have a new series of Node-RED videos dedicated to explaining all the Opto 22 Node-RED packages available for your groov EPIC or RIO device. The last video in this 5-part series is now available.

Terry Orchard is back in the OptoStudio to explain groov View nodes. You'll learn about Read and Write, review how the nodes are configured, and see some examples of how they can be used.

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

Tips from Tech Support

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 25, 2023 10:43:40 AM

Try these documents and resources when you need help with product questions and troubleshooting. 

One of the best things about Opto 22 product support is: it's free! Our dedicated team of technical support engineers is here to help during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

But what if you need assistance after hours?

Several resources available on our website 24/7 can answer your questions, explain details of product features, or provide troubleshooting advice. Here's a list of our most popular and often referenced documents that our own support team uses on a regular basis.

And now a Marketing Tip: Save this post for future reference!

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Topics: groov EPIC, groov RIO, Opto 22 product support

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