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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

HiveMQ demo to feature groov RIO

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 28, 2022 1:34:23 PM

Opto 22 Tech Partner HiveMQ hosts an all-new webinar using MQTT technology with groov RIO.

Need to push IIoT data instantly and bi-directionally between your device and your enterprise systems? 

HiveMQ shows you how to efficiently move data across networks and cloud platforms with their MQTT broker and client-based messaging platform. Key features: high availability, security, real-time troubleshooting, and management tools. 

These are just a few of the reasons Opto 22 has partnered with HiveMQ for both groov EPIC and groov RIO products.

Want to see this technology in action?

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov RIO, HiveMQ

The Art of the Possible: Build an MQTT network super fast

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Mar 29, 2022 11:45:40 AM

Want to get started with MQTT today? Ian Skerrett of HiveMQ shows you how, as our guest series on the open automation ecosystem continues.

Many companies are turning to MQTT and Sparkplug to simplify the process of acquiring their industrial data. MQTT provides lightweight, publish/subscribe communication that allows you to decouple hardware from software. By removing these dependencies, you can also remove the data silos that have existed in many industrial deployments. Sparkplug provides a common format for industrial operators to send data that can be processed by different applications. The openness and data interoperability of Sparkplug makes it possible to start implementing many IIoT use cases.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Art of the Possible, HiveMQ

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