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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

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

Hear From Our OptoPartners!

Posted by Arun Sinha on Dec 29, 2020 12:47:59 PM

Opto 22 system integrators tell their stories in new videos

Many of us are aware of the important role automation system integrators play in the industrial sector. Companies and organizations of all types often look to an outside firm to help design, install or commission their automation projects. Some system integrators are generalists while others have domain knowledge of specific verticals, but ultimately they help combine different devices and machines into an integrated, efficient system. 

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Topics: groov EPIC, industrial automation, Ignition, OptoPartner, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, OptoPartner video

Comparing OPC UA with MQTT

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 14, 2020 8:32:42 AM

A new white paper published by Cirrus Link Solutions takes a deep dive into comparing these two industrial IoT protocols.

A common challenge is happening on manufacturing floors, process plants, and remote equipment sites everywhere. How do we deliver process data to consumers across the enterprise? But the industry is still deciding on a standard tool set that can be used at the scale of the Industrial Internet of Things.

A new white paper from Cirrus Link, IIoT Protocols: Comparing OPC UA to MQTT, compares two options that are on opposite ends of the spectrum; the traditional approach vs the modern solution.

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Topics: IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, MQTT, white paper, Inductive Automation, OPC UA, Cirrus Link Solutions

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

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