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What's new in EPIC 3.2?

Posted by Ben Orchard on Apr 26, 2021 9:29:17 AM

There's a mix of totally new features and improvements to existing software in this new groov EPIC 3.2 firmware release

It just gets better and better. Every new release is just a blast to write about, and I'm here to tell you about all the cool stuff in the latest EPIC 3.2 firmware update.

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Topics: Firmware, PAC Control, MQTT, groov EPIC, Ignition

EPIC news: Ignition 8 plus more RAM, disk space

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 26, 2021 9:27:51 AM

Announcing a second processor model for Opto 22's groov EPIC system.

We have a lot of exciting product news to share, and at the top of that list is the release of the GRV-EPIC-PR2. Yes, you now have two processor options when designing a groov EPIC system! Both GRV-EPIC-PR1 and GRV-EPIC-PR2 provide a powerful, open software and hardware ecosystem for automation and IIoT but with the following important differences:

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Topics: New products, groov EPIC, Ignition

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

Need Help Getting Started with Digital Transformation?

Posted by Arun Sinha on Mar 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Check out G5 Consulting in the latest OptoPartner video

Are you thinking about digital transformation, Industry 4.0 or IIoT and looking for someone to help get you there? Talk to David Schultz of G5 Consulting and Engineering Services.

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, Sparkplug, Ignition, system integrator, digital transformation, Cirrus Link Solutions, OptoPartner video

OptoPartner Video - Meet Instrulogic

Posted by Arun Sinha on Mar 26, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Instrulogic is “all-in” to serve you.

In our latest OptoPartner video, it is clear right at the start that Instrulogic Chief Operations Officer Jason Hamlin cares about service. Instrulogic has helped customers in the water and wastewater market along with other industries for over 30 years and also holds innovation as one of their core values.

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Topics: IoT, MQTT, Ignition, system integrator, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions, OptoPartner video

New OptoWebinar this month: Getting an Edge in Automation

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 8, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Join Opto 22 for an hour presentation and live demonstrations of edge computing platforms groov EPIC and groov RIO in action.

You've heard us talk about our groov family of products and have probably watched a video, read a white paper, or reviewed a data sheet on our website about either the groov EPIC controller or groov RIO edge I/O. Now for the first time we're demonstrating them working together in an all-new webinar!

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Topics: Webinars, Node-RED, MQTT, groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO

Watch the Latest OptoPartner Video - Corso Systems

Posted by Arun Sinha on Feb 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Technology Partnership helps Corso develop leading edge solutions for customers

In our latest OptoPartner video, Alex Marcy, President of Corso Systems, talks about how his company was remote before that was required. This made it easy to find the best talent, regardless of location, and gave his company the ability to help customers across the globe. Nine years later, this has allowed Corso to successfully complete integration projects in a wide range of industries including food and beverage, consumer goods manufacturing, oil and gas and mining among others.

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Topics: IIoT, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Ignition, system integrator, OptoPartner, Inductive Automation, OptoPartner video, Technology Partners

Modern Wastewater: Waterford DPW

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Feb 1, 2021 11:22:49 AM

One community makes the leap into MQTT-based utility management

Formally organized in 1834, Waterford Township is located geographically in the center of Oakland County, Michigan, USA, and is home to over 72,000 residents. It is known regionally for its 34 lakes, from which it earns its name.

However, in the public utilities industry, Waterford is known for its leadership and persistent innovation in water/wastewater management. The Department of Public Works has been featured previously in an Opto 22 case study, and a generation later, DPW is working on another landmark project.

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Topics: Case studies, Water & wastewater, MQTT, groov EPIC, Ignition, digital transformation

What Does an IIoT Focused S.I. Look Like?

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 28, 2021 6:00:00 AM

OptoPartner video from Enginuity features IIoT based technologies

Many automation systems integrators are expanding beyond what we might consider “traditional” skill sets into technologies that may typically be the purview of IT professionals or software developers. While instrumentation, controls and SCADA obviously play a critical role in digital transformation, bridging the gap between OT and IT can require additional tools like Node-RED, REST APIs, databases, pub-sub communication protocols and Linux Shell programming chops.

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Topics: IIoT, Codesys, groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO, digital transformation, Inductive Automation, OptoPartner video

Technology Partnerships Help Digital Transformation

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 21, 2021 12:57:50 PM

A common challenge of digital transformation projects and IIoT deployments is integrating and sharing data between different systems and services. Many applications become a complex set of integrations between hardware devices and software services. Even with systems based on open architecture, true interoperability can sometimes be difficult.

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Topics: IIoT, groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO, digital transformation, Inductive Automation, Technology Partners

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