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groov RIO MM2 is an award winner!

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Opto 22 takes another Engineers' Choice award in Control Engineering magazine's annual competition.

Thank you for making the groov RIO MM2 the choice of engineers! We were honored to learn that our newly introduced edge I/O product was named a 2022  Engineers' Choice Award winner in the 35th annual Control Engineering awards program.  

The Engineers’ Choice Awards shine a light on 19 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2021 as chosen by the Control Engineering print and digital audience. These votes recognized groov RIO MM2 as the leader in the I/O Networking and Edge Computing category.

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Topics: Awards and recognition, Ignition Edge, groov RIO

Get your groov RIO 3.3 update

Posted by Janice Colmer on Nov 30, 2021 10:06:01 AM

In step with our recent groov EPIC 3.3 firmware release comes our groov RIO 3.3 firmware update.

Ready to hear about new features included in our popular groov RIO edge I/O module? The recently released groov RIO firmware update 3.3 is now available. Here are some reasons you'll want to update!

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Topics: Firmware, Node-RED, Ignition Edge, groov RIO, power monitoring

How to select the right HMI solution for your groov device

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Sep 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Sharpen your drawing tools. It's time to go to work.

Visualization for industrial automation is bigger than it’s ever been, and it’s not just about control anymore. As it becomes increasingly important to turn data into information efficiently and ubiquitously, visualization platforms deal with more data types, presentation formats, and a broader range of users and use cases. As always, Opto 22 gives you many tools so you can choose what fits your project best. Let’s take a look at some of those options.

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Topics: Node-RED, Ignition Edge, PAC Display, groov View, groov EPIC, HMI, Ignition, groov RIO

Secure & democratize your OT data with Ignition Edge and groov EPIC at ICC

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 23, 2021 12:30:49 PM

Join us at the annual Ignition Community Conference for virtual networking and more Ignition learning opportunities.

It's almost September, which means it's time for Inductive Automation's annual Ignition Community Conference (ICC). This year's event will once again be a virtual experience that brings together Ignition software experts and thought leaders from around the world. 

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

New podcast discussion: What brings OT and IT together

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 13, 2021 9:01:27 AM

Listen and watch episode 18 of The Manufacturing Hub Podcast for more insight on what challenges OT engineers are facing today.

Opto 22's leader in product strategy, Benson Hougland, is back in the OptoDemo Studio to discuss new Industry 4.0 tools and what it means for engineers in the industrial automation space and beyond.

As a guest on The Manufacturing Hub Podcast, Benson is part of an hour-long conversation with hosts Vlad Romanov and Dave Griffith. (You might remember Vlad as being an OptoPartner, and we've mentioned his SolisPLC training platform and groov product reviews in previous OptoBlog posts.) We were thrilled to be working together again and hope you enjoy the discussion.

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, industrial automation, podcast, groov RIO

See it in action: Ignition Edge at the I/O Level

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 28, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Watch the recorded Ignition Community Live event featuring the groov RIO MM2 module with Ignition Edge onboard.

Did you miss last week's Ignition Community Live event featuring Opto 22's groov RIO? Or maybe you'd like to see some of those cool product demos again? You're in luck because a recording of this webcast is now available, so you can watch it on-demand.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, Ignition Edge, cybersecurity, edge computing, groov RIO, Ignition Community Live

Ignition Edge at the I/O level

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 3, 2021 9:44:00 AM

See how to overcome the limitations of your legacy automation in an upcoming Ignition Community Live webcast.

If you are trying to stay at the forefront of industrial automation, Inductive Automation's Ignition Community Live events are a great way to see new technology in action.

The next event will feature the new groov RIO MM2 I/O module (GRV-R7-MM2001-10), which helps you cut the cruft out of your infrastructure and bring I/O directly into connected systems.

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Topics: Webinars, Ignition Edge, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, Ignition Community Live

Get ready for groov RIO with Ignition 8

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM

A new groov RIO module (MM2) has just been released that includes Ignition 8 software from Inductive Automation.

As announced previously in the OptoBlog, Ignition 8 software is now part of the newest groov EPIC controller (GRV-EPIC-PR2). But, we didn't stop there. The latest groov RIO MM2 model (GRV-R7-MM2001-10) also includes Ignition 8 and boasts increased memory and storage along with other important features.

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Topics: IIoT, Ignition Edge, CODESYS, secure shell, groov RIO

groov RIO update 3.2 now available

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 17, 2021 3:49:51 PM

New communication options arrive for groov RIO MM1 owners.

Opto engineers have released new firmware for groov RIO MM1 module (GRV-R7-MM1001-10), and it comes with some new features and enhancements worth talking about. Let's go over the 3.2 update highlights.

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Topics: Firmware, Node-RED, Ignition Edge, 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

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