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On-demand webinar: Six simple steps to digital transformation

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 3, 2020 9:22:34 AM

Watch Inductive Automation's recent webinar to see how and why your business is ready for its digital transformation.

Did you miss last week's webinar? Or just need to review it again? Inductive Automation's Simple Steps for Enterprise Digital Transformation is now available for on-demand viewing, featuring Opto 22's groov EPIC and the soon-to-be-released
groov RIO as a platform for edge data collection and Ignition I/O.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, edge computing, digital transformation, Inductive Automation

How to build IIoT solutions with Ignition 8 and MQTT

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 26, 2020 10:31:34 AM

A new webinar, hosted by Cirrus Link Solutions, explores the tools used to build an IIoT solution with Ignition and MQTT — both part of the groov EPIC system.

Virtual events have become a necessity in today's business environment, and you'll want to add this upcoming webinar to your schedule. 

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

Making digital transformation a reality

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 4, 2020 3:16:27 PM

Join Opto 22 at the 5th annual Smart Industry Base Camp conference in Chicago March 30 - April 1.

**UPDATE!! Smart Industry Base Camp has just announced this event has been cancelled due to travel concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you at another Industry 4.0 event soon!**
Check our Events schedule for conference and trade show updates.

 


Opto engineers are looking forward to returning to Smart Industry Base Camp to share some key insights on helping you meet your digital transformation and IIoT goals in 2020.

This three day conference focuses on the digital transformation of industrial organizations, including manufacturing, processing as well as energy and water infrastructure.

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Topics: IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, groov EPIC, groov RIO, digital transformation

Another win for groov EPIC!

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 3, 2020 2:02:13 PM

For the second year in a row, groov EPIC has been selected as a winner in
Control Engineering's Engineers' Choice Awards.

Our team of Opto engineers was thrilled to learn groov EPIC is once again the Engineers' Choice for IIoT edge controllers. groov EPIC was eligible and nominated to be a repeat contender this year because of the significant product updates and features added in 2019, including IEC 61131-3 programming support.

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Topics: Awards and recognition, IIoT, groov EPIC

Podcast: Integrating Edge Computing with Legacy Systems

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 28, 2020 9:22:19 AM

Listen in as Opto 22's Josh Eastburn and Benson Hougland discuss edge computing concepts with Automation World's Dave Greenfield.

Automation World continues its informative podcast series "Get Your Questions Answered" with an all new podcast for 2020. This podcast series connects with industry experts to answer the questions of automation tech users across the process and discrete manufacturing industries. 

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Topics: PLCs, IIoT, groov EPIC, Automation World, podcast, edge computing

Votes are in! Opto 22 recognized as Leader in Automation for 2020

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 20, 2020 11:43:54 AM

The results are in from Automation World magazine's 9th annual Leadership in Automation program.

Opto 22 has once again been recognized as a First Team supplier in automation for 2020. Hundreds of Automation World subscribers cast their votes during the past year which required them to write-in their ballot choices. 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: Energy management, PACs, Awards and recognition, mobile, IIoT, Data acquisition, groov EPIC, HMI, Automation World

Find the IoT Certified OptoPartner you need

Posted by Janice Colmer on Dec 3, 2019 8:41:41 AM

Three more companies join the OptoPartner program to give you cutting-edge IIoT product solutions.

Do you need help integrating, installing, or updating your Opto 22 system? An OptoPartner can help. OptoPartners have a proven track record of working with Opto 22 industrial control products (like the groov EPIC system).

And if you need help on an industrial internet of things (IIoT) project, contact one of our IoT OptoPartners.

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Topics: IoT, IIoT, groov EPIC, system integrator, OptoPartner

Outside-In Journal: Unboxing the groov EPIC Learning Center

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Oct 31, 2019 8:25:22 AM

Curious to get your hands on a groov EPIC learning center (LC)? So was I. Lucky me, this was dropped off at my cubicle recently. Let’s see what’s inside!

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Topics: Training, IIoT, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

groov EPIC announced as a Finalist in the 2020 Engineers' Choice Awards

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Control Engineering magazine hosts its annual awards program, which highlights some of the best new control, instrumentation, and automation products.

We're excited that Opto 22's groov EPIC (Edge Programmable Industrial Controller) is once again in the running for an Engineers' Choice award! 

Major new features were added to the groov EPIC controller this year, making it a repeat contender:

1 - Programming options now include IEC 61131-3 compliant languages like:

  • Function Block Diagram (FBD)
  • Structured Text (ST)
  • Sequential Function Charts (SFC)
  • Ladder Diagram (LD)

2 - For greater security in data communications, you can now connect the GRV-EPIC-PR1 to a virtual private network (VPN), and configure the EPIC as a client to connect to an OpenVPN server.

3 - For Ignition users, you can now choose Ignition or Ignition Edge platforms. Full Ignition gives you access to more Ignition modules, external access to the OPC UA server (no need for a PC!), scripting, and database support.

But groov EPIC can't get the recognition without your help!

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, IoT, New products, Awards and recognition, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, EPIC

Outside-In Journal: Training Day Part 2

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Sep 10, 2019 12:52:37 PM

Step inside Opto 22 HQ again for day 2 of groov EPIC training.

The Outside-In series brings you an outsider’s perspective into the way Opto 22 operates behind the scenes. Today, we’re back in Temecula, CA (not Australia… I know! I was surprised too) for the next day of groov EPIC® system factory training. If you missed the first day, the class was introduced to groov Manage and PAC Control™. Plus, we got to see Terry Orchard demo Linux® secure shell access on the EPIC.

Day 2 wraps up PAC Control and covers PAC Display™, groov View™, Ignition Edge® and CODESYS®. If you’re interested in the hands-on training available for HMI/SCADA development or IEC 61131-3 languages on the EPIC platform, keep reading.

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Topics: Training, IIoT, Ignition Edge, PAC Display, Codesys, groov View, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center, Factory Training

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