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Recognized as a 2021 Leader in Automation

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 23, 2021 9:19:54 AM

The results are in from Automation World magazine's 10th annual Leadership in Automation program.

Opto 22 has once again been recognized as a First Team supplier in automation for 2021. Hundreds of Automation World subscribers cast their votes during the past year which required them to write-in their ballot choices with unaided recall. Over two dozen categories were featured, representing a wide variety of automation technologies, software, and products used by today's manufacturing professionals across the discrete, batch, and continuous process manufacturing industries.

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Topics: PACs, Awards and recognition, mobile, IIoT, Data acquisition, groov EPIC, HMI, Automation World

Meet the newest members of the OptoPartner program

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 22, 2021 7:30:00 AM

We're starting the new year by welcoming 8 new automation and integration companies to the OptoPartner program.

We've introduced several new OptoPartner integrators this past year, and that list continues to grow in 2021. Opto 22 is pleased to partner with more automation experts in the field who have a proven track record of success. We asked these new partners to introduce themselves to the Opto community and this is what they shared:

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Topics: Integrators, IIoT, system integrator, OptoPartner

OptoPartner Video - Indoor Grow Systems by Microclimates

Posted by Arun Sinha on Feb 17, 2021 1:00:00 PM

groov RIO provides a scalable automation architecture for their customers

Our next OptoPartner video installment is very unique in that it includes a live demo. Microclimates CTO and Co-Founder Loren West explains how more agriculture is “coming indoors”, as it allows growers more control over the food they produce. Automation plays a key role in this expanding business segment. The Microclimates control system is based around a software core that is delivered on Opto 22’s groov RIO, a platform that fits nicely into IIoT applications requiring simple data exchange between software or cloud applications and field I/O.

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Topics: Remote monitoring, Building management, IIoT, data visualization, industrial automation, OptoPartner, Edge I/O, OptoPartner video

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

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

Latest OptoPartner Video - Advanced Control Solutions

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 18, 2021 7:00:00 AM

ACS helps customers gain a competitive advantage in their market through efficient and creative use of factory automation technology.

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Topics: Process control, Discrete control, IIoT, groov EPIC, industrial automation, system integrator, OptoPartner video

Get to Know OptoPartner Grantek

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 6, 2021 9:54:20 AM

For 40 years, top manufacturers in Food & Bev, CPG and Pharma have called upon Grantek to take on their most complex business and manufacturing challenges. Grantek’s team of professionals located in 17 offices across the globe deliver solutions to complex problems in Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Networking, Automation and Industrial Safety.

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Topics: Remote monitoring, Integrators, IIoT, compliance, groov RIO, digital transformation, OptoPartner video

Webinar: Innovative solutions with MQTT and Ignition 8

Posted by Janice Colmer on Dec 7, 2020 2:58:26 PM

Join Cirrus Link Solutions and Opto 22 for a new webinar highlighting advanced features of MQTT and Ignition 8.

You'll want to add this important webinar to your December events schedule. Arlen Nipper, co-inventor of MQTT and CTO of Cirrus Link Solutions, will once again be hosting an informative virtual event showcasing the latest features of MQTT and Ignition 8 software (the latest release from Inductive Automation). Opto 22's Benson Hougland will also be hosting and providing live product demonstrations of this new technology.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, MQTT, groov EPIC, Ignition

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

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