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Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Don't miss Opto 22's product solution demo during the virtual portion of the tenth annual ICC conference.

The annual Ignition Community Conference continues to grow in popularity each year, as this year's in-person event has already sold out. But, if you were unable to score a ticket, we have good news! 

A virtual ICC is also happening October 3 - 5th, with several opportunities to see what you missed at the live event, as well as a new schedule of product solution demos to check out.

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

groov RIO, now with OPC UA

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 14, 2022 9:43:37 AM

The latest video in our developer series is a quick-start guide for setting up OPC UA on groov RIO.

You heard it here first a few weeks ago in the OptoBlog! groov RIO is the first universal Ethernet I/O module with an embedded OPC UA server. Now you can connect your favorite OPC UA-compatible SCADA or HMI software directly to your multi-signal, multifunction Ethernet I/O System. 

Terry Orchard shows you how simple it is. In his latest developer video, learn how to set up an OPC UA server on groov RIO to accept connections from OPC UA clients and request groov data.

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Topics: Videos, Ignition Edge, groov RIO, OPC UA

One conference, two ways to experience ICC X

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 27, 2022 9:03:57 AM

The annual Ignition Community Conference is celebrating its 10th year with a return to an in-person event as well as a virtual option.

The Ignition Community Conference gathers the leading minds in industrial automation to exchange ideas, inspiration, and technology. This year, Inductive Automation celebrates 10 years of ICC, and there are more ways to explore the event than ever before! ICC X features two ways to attend:

  • In-person at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, CA
  • Virtual event (2 weeks later) hosted on the Hopin platform

Visit the Registration page to choose how you want to experience ICC X.

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Topics: Events & conferences, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Ignition, ICC, groov RIO

Now Serving: PAC Control and Memory Mapped Data with OPC UA Server

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on Jul 6, 2022 7:30:00 AM

groov EPIC OPC UA Server makes it easy to access your data; lessons on OptoU show you how

Do you need access to your PAC Control strategy variables and I/O, or data from the memory map area on your groov EPIC? Do you want to connect to OPC UA client applications such as SCADA, MES, or enterprise software?

groov EPIC is now serving up this data securely and reliably with its built-in groov EPIC OPC UA Server. Publish the data where you need it.

In this post, we’ll go over exactly what data is accessible from the server, the basics of configuring the server, and some examples of how you can use it. And when you’re ready to work with the OPC UA server, you can find step-by-step instructions in the groov EPIC OPC UA courses on OptoU.

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Topics: Training, Node-RED, Ignition Edge, groov View, OptoU, OPC UA

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

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