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MQTT to be featured in upcoming ENTELEC Conference in Houston

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 12, 2022 9:46:38 AM

The world's leading association of energy operators is hosting its annual conference and expo this month in Houston.

Opto 22 is partnering once again with our Tech Partner Cirrus Link Solutions to exhibit and present at the 2022 ENTELEC Conference & Expo, April 26 - 28, 2022.  Cirrus Link President and CTO, Arlen Nipper, will be giving the keynote address on April 28th. You don't want to miss it!

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Topics: Energy management, Events & conferences, MQTT, oil and gas

The Art of the Possible: Build an MQTT network super fast

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Mar 29, 2022 11:45:40 AM

Want to get started with MQTT today? Ian Skerrett of HiveMQ shows you how, as our guest series on the open automation ecosystem continues.

Many companies are turning to MQTT and Sparkplug to simplify the process of acquiring their industrial data. MQTT provides lightweight, publish/subscribe communication that allows you to decouple hardware from software. By removing these dependencies, you can also remove the data silos that have existed in many industrial deployments. Sparkplug provides a common format for industrial operators to send data that can be processed by different applications. The openness and data interoperability of Sparkplug makes it possible to start implementing many IIoT use cases.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Art of the Possible, HiveMQ

Getting started with Sparkplug

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 21, 2022 8:36:39 AM

Attend a virtual Sparkplug Community meeting about the Sparkplug protocol to see first hand how it can be useful for your projects.

Ready to jump in the Sparkplug ecosystem? Unsure about where to start? The goal of this meeting of the Sparkplug community is to help you plan your adoption strategy. Please join us on March 24th for a Sparkplug Community meeting.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, MQTT, Sparkplug, Eclipse Foundation

Case Study: Using Edge I/O to Automate Quality Control

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Mar 9, 2022 9:08:32 AM

Intrinsics Imaging’s AI-powered vision system uses groov RIO to connect the cloud to the edge.

Machine vision systems can recognize superficial aberrations in manufactured goods—like lines, spots, holes, color discrepancies, and more—that would typically require time-consuming manual inspection. California-based Intrinsics Imaging solves this problem with its Heijunka Vision analytics-as-a-service software. But when Intrinsics was approached by a customer hoping to integrate Heijunka directly into process controls, it looked to Opto 22’s groov RIO edge I/O for a way to connect the cloud to the edge.

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Topics: Case studies, Node-RED, MQTT, groov RIO, SCADA

ISA Webinar - IIoT and Smart Manufacturing

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 7, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Join Opto 22 and a team of presenters for a virtual discussion of how to Turn Your Data into Asset Models.

The International Society of Automation (ISA) is hosting a series of free virtual events with a focus on IIoT and Smart Manufacturing. Opto 22's Benson Hougland will be presenting at the next webinar: Turn Your Data into Asset Models. Please join us on March 15th at 10:00 am PDT.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, MQTT, Sparkplug, smart manufacturing

The Art of the Possible: Blockchain for industrial data

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Feb 23, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Nathan Field of Ascend Data Tech joins our guest series to explain why and how you should put your process data into a distributed ledger

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology, increasingly ready to change the landscape of business, everything from finance to supply chain. As you set forth into the path of Industry 4.0, you should take stock of how you could integrate blockchain into your own processes. Let's talk about how to know when it could benefit your process and how Opto 22's groov series can help you succeed.

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Topics: MQTT, groov RIO, Art of the Possible, blockchain

groov RIO EMU - Compact and Powerful Energy Monitoring Unit

Posted by Ben Orchard on Feb 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Small in size but loaded with data and connectivity options.

Hopefully, you caught our two previous related blog posts on the technical details of the groov EPIC Power Module, and the recent announcement of the new groov RIO EMU

In this blog post, I’ll focus on the unique features of the RIO EMU as a distributed power and energy monitoring device, plus so much more.

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Topics: Energy management, Node-RED, MQTT, Sparkplug, groov RIO, power monitoring

Bridge your OPC UA systems to MQTT

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Jan 26, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Learn what's possible with MQTT and how you can use it to unlock all the value your OPC systems offer.

Why MQTT?

By now, you've probably heard about MQTT. Since its creation in the late '90s, it's become the most popular protocol for IoT applications, repeatedly touted by organizations like the Eclipse Foundation, big players in cloud services like Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, and influential automation vendors like Inductive Automation. 

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, OPC UA

OptoForums Top 5 for 2021

Posted by Ben Orchard on Dec 7, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Get a recap of the most searched topics and popular OptoForum posts of the year.

Let’s take a look back at 2021 through the eyes of the OptoForums. You remember last year's top 5, right?

For starters, we had almost 200 more people sign up this year over last. (Y-Axis below is the number of daily sign-ups).

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Topics: Node-RED, MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, OPC UA, OptoForum

MQTT & Sparkplug success stories

Posted by Janice Colmer on Nov 2, 2021 10:21:27 AM

A recent webinar hosted by the Eclipse Foundation highlights the power of MQTT with Sparkplug in industrial automation applications.

As a member of the Eclipse Foundation's Sparkplug Working Group, Opto 22 was invited to participate in a webinar with fellow group members to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Sparkplug protocol.

Sparkplug is ready to transform the automation industry by making MQTT infrastructure interoperable, out of the box. Watch and learn from case study examples how this technology can make digital transformation a reality.

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug

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