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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

New OptoPartner Video - Meet Martin CSI

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 12, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Martin Control Systems Inc. helps customers with common challenges

In our latest OptoPartner video, Nate Kay, Sr. Project Engineer with Martin CSI says the most common challenges faced by customers are tight schedules, plant shutdowns, budgets and working on legacy equipment. While Martin CSI offers standard control engineering services, they also have specialty areas including safety, machine vision and data collection.

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Topics: Data acquisition, MQTT, Ignition Edge, Ignition, system integrator, digital transformation, OptoPartner video

Your guide to networking groov products

Posted by Janice Colmer on Nov 9, 2020 11:12:41 AM

Updated technical guide provides instructions for setting up communications between your Opto 22 groov products and your systems and equipment.

Are you using one or more of Opto 22's groov products? Our documentation team has just updated the "Guide to Networking groov Products" to help you securely monitor, control, and move data between your automation equipment and computer networks, including the internet. 

Networking can be a complex subject, and connecting both operation technology (OT) and information technology (IT) can bring up some security concerns. We're here to simplify that process.

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Topics: groov, Networking, Node-RED, MQTT, Ignition Edge, groov server for windows, groov EPIC, groov RIO

New guide to using MQTT/Sparkplug B

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 13, 2020 1:56:42 PM

Waiting to dip your toe into the MQTT pool? Jump into this new user guide, and get started with MQTT and Sparkplug B on your Opto 22 groov products.

If you're already an OptoBlog subscriber, chances are you've become familiar with the MQTT protocol. We understand it can be a little daunting to take the leap into a new approach, though, so we expanded and revised our popular four-part MQTT blog series to create a complete guidebook for lightning fast MQTT publication on Opto 22's groov EPIC and RIO.

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, groov Manage, groov RIO

A RIO review for beginners

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 30, 2020 1:52:17 PM

OptoPartner SolisPLC shares an out-of-the-box experience and tutorial using their first groov RIO module.

You might remember SolisPLC's Vlad Romanov from an earlier OptoBlog post this year. He was looking for an industrially hardened platform for running Ignition Edge and became interested in learning more about the groov EPIC system. Opto 22 sent him a groov EPIC Learning Center (GRV-EPIC-LC) so he could take it for a test drive.

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Topics: Training, Ignition Edge, groov RIO, Edge I/O

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