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Elevating Insights: My ICC 2023 Odyssey

Posted by Dan White on Oct 5, 2023 9:24:37 AM

Hey Opto fam! Just dropping in to share that I had an absolute blast at the Ignition Community Conference ICC 2023 in Folsom, CA. "Elevate" wasn't just a theme, it was a whole mood. The energy? Electric. The sessions? Mind-blowing. And us? Opto 22 was right in the thick of it, showcasing our game-changing products and turning heads with our Ignition-ready tech.

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Topics: groov EPIC, Ignition, Ignition Community Conference, groov RIO, Inductive Automation

Inductive Automation names Opto 22 as a Solution Partner

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 26, 2023 12:53:45 PM

Partnership gives you simple solutions for remote equipment, cloud connections, brownfield applications, and more.

This week has been a busy one for the Opto 22 team at the annual Ignition Community Conference, hosted by Inductive Automation. It was also the perfect time to share some exciting news with our customers and media partners about our IA partnership status. Opto 22 has now been named a Solution Partner.

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Topics: groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, Technology Partners

Get trade show vendors to collaborate? Now there’s a crazy idea.

Posted by Benson Hougland on Jun 7, 2023 7:00:00 AM

ENTELEC transformed your typical conference and trade show event with the Innovations Lab.

It started out as a brave idea: What would make this conference more fun? How about a multi-vendor, collaborative lab of innovation!

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Topics: Events & conferences, Oil & gas, MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions

The Art of the Possible: Modern Security for Industrial Systems

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 3, 2022 5:30:00 AM

Inductive Automation's Kevin McClusky suggests a different approach to make your industrial systems safe and secure in this month's featured guest blog.

What would it take to break into Fort Knox? As one of the most secure locations on the planet, it wouldn’t be easy. However, someone with the right amount of time, planning, and determination may be able to find a way.

The same is true for most industrial systems. So, how to protect what’s inside? Strategies that may work in the physical world—thicker walls or taller fences—don’t translate to digital systems. The tools of the trade here are a variety of high-tech solutions such as firewalls, SIEMs, IDS’s, and IPS’s. These are tools mainly to monitor network traffic and control the flow, and provide early alerts if there’s unusual activity.

However, what if we threw out all of those traditional tools and took a different approach?

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Topics: Security, cybersecurity, Ignition, Inductive Automation, Art of the Possible

Discovery Day Indiana: Energy INsights

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 2, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Upcoming seminar introduces new Indiana statewide program to reduce energy costs for manufacturers.

Join us for an exciting preview of new digital transformation technology at Discovery Day Indiana, hosted by the Energy Systems Network (ESN) and the Emerging Manufacturing Collaboration Center (EMC2) in Indianapolis, IN. This month's event highlights the project that brought together the State of Indiana, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions, and Opto 22.

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Topics: Events & conferences, groov EPIC, Ignition, Discovery Day, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions

System integrators to network in Denver

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 13, 2022 9:50:37 AM

The annual CSIA Conference is back and takes a deep dive into "The Future of Work"

The annual CSIA Executive Conference is once again an in-person event. Join 500+ system integrators and industry partners in Denver, Colorado, June 27-30, 2022.

To help you navigate this (pandemic-influenced) new world, the 2022 CSIA Executive Conference will take a deep dive into “The Future of Work.” From keynote presentations to panel discussions to one-on-one networking, you’ll discover how thought leaders, industry experts, and most importantly, your peers are addressing these challenges.

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Topics: Events & conferences, industrial automation, system integrator, OptoPartner, Inductive Automation

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

Proud member of the Eclipse Foundation and Sparkplug Working Group

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 29, 2021 9:44:35 AM

Opto 22 recently announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation—the Sparkplug governing body and industry collective.

As an industrial automation and internet of things (IIoT) manufacturer, Opto 22 is dedicated to educating and influencing the direction of the MQTT IoT protocol. It's an important part of the product strategy behind our groov EPIC and groov RIO product solutions. Therefore, it was a logical step to join the Eclipse open-source software community to foster further collaboration and innovation around the MQTT and Sparkplug standards.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, developer, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions, Eclipse Foundation

Engineering Ideas Clinic at the University of Waterloo

Posted by Arun Sinha on Apr 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Industrial automation hub brings the real-world into the classroom for students

Though I have the highest regard for the university where I received my engineering degree, I felt the curriculum was more theoretical than practical. I was steeped in differential equations and engineering mathematics and didn’t actually have a design project or build anything until my senior year.

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Topics: Case studies, Videos, groov EPIC, industrial automation, Ignition, system integrator, groov RIO, digital transformation, Inductive Automation

OptoPartner Video - Meet Instrulogic

Posted by Arun Sinha on Mar 26, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Instrulogic is “all-in” to serve you.

In our latest OptoPartner video, it is clear right at the start that Instrulogic Chief Operations Officer Jason Hamlin cares about service. Instrulogic has helped customers in the water and wastewater market along with other industries for over 30 years and also holds innovation as one of their core values.

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Topics: IoT, MQTT, Ignition, system integrator, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions, OptoPartner video

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