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Think Ignition I/O - Grantek and Opto 22 show you groov RIO in action

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 19, 2020 1:02:39 PM

This month's Ignition Community Live event with OptoPartner Grantek is now available for on-demand viewing.

You might recall from earlier OptoBlog posts that we always jump at the chance to be a part of Ignition Community Live events. They are a great way to show off how seamlessly groov EPIC and groov RIO work with Inductive Automation's Ignition® platform. This time, Opto 22's Benson Hougland joined forces with Doug Yerger from Grantek for a cross-country demo.

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Topics: MQTT, Ignition, groov RIO, Ignition Community Live

New White Paper: Building Industrial IoT from Edge to Cloud

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 31, 2020 8:43:52 AM

See how next-generation edge-based distributed I/O and controllers open new possibilities for connected infrastructure.

In the field of industrial automation, terms like digital transformation, the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or edge computing have become common topics of discussion. Today's businesses have IoT goals. End users need devices and applications to share data seamlessly across machines, sites, and the enterprise so they can optimize production and reduce costs. How do we achieve these goals?

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, white paper, edge computing, groov RIO, Edge I/O

MQTT: Bringing it all together

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Jul 29, 2020 8:45:29 AM

Building industrial MQTT networks at scale with Opto 22 groov devices.

If you've followed this series since the beginning, you should have a good idea of how to set up your groov EPIC or groov RIO for MQTT communication. You also understand the importance of Sparkplug B in building MQTT systems and designing industrial-strength IoT networks.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, Ignition, MQTT implementation, groov RIO

Ignition Community Live - you don't want to miss it

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 16, 2020 9:26:10 AM

Register to attend two upcoming Ignition Community Live events showcasing OptoPartners and Opto 22 products.

You might recall a recent Ignition Community Live that featured Opto 22 and Cirrus Link Solutions. It covered how to build a complete end-to-end IIoT connected solution from scratch. With product demos of groov EPIC and groov RIO, you saw how to easily connect data to and from the Edge to Ignition and beyond.

These popular live events, hosted by Inductive Automation, are a great way to get in on the action. Now you have a chance to participate in more of these Edge learning opportunities. We highly recommend two upcoming Ignition Live events to add to your calendar.

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO, Ignition Community Live

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

Enter the RIO world

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 23, 2020 9:54:21 AM

Take advantage of a new section of Opto 22's website devoted to groov RIO resources and tools.

As an OptoBlog subscriber, you've heard us talking about our latest edge I/O offering, groov RIO (GRV-R7-MM1001-10). It's I/O for the IIoT™. We've previously shared a press release, video, webinar, and a white paper resource for this exciting new product. And now there is one place to go for all your groov RIO questions...

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, groov Manage, groov RIO, Edge I/O

MQTT: Mission-critical fault tolerance

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Jun 16, 2020 9:01:50 AM

Our MQTT series continues with a deep dive into groov EPIC’s (and now groov RIO’s) features for high-reliability MQTT networks.

At its heart, MQTT was designed for unreliable networks. Back in the ’90s, ConocoPhillips (now Phillips 66) was looking for a way to improve telemetry reporting over its low-bandwidth dial-up and costly VSAT (small satellite dish) SCADA network. IBM partnered with system integrator Arcom Control Systems (now Cirrus Link Solutions) to develop a minimalist communication protocol that could gracefully handle intermittent network outages and high latency among many distributed devices over TCP/IP. 

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Topics: Node-RED, MQTT, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, groov Manage, Sparkplug, MQTT implementation, groov RIO

Get in on the Ignition Community action

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 7, 2020 5:15:59 PM

Attend an online Ignition Community Live workshop to see the power of MQTT technology.

Looking to learn more about IIoT connectivity and edge computing? Join Opto 22 as we participate in the next Ignition Community Live event.

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Topics: IIoT, MQTT, Ignition, edge computing, Ignition Community Live

Go further with groov EPIC 2.0

Posted by Josh Eastburn on May 5, 2020 4:03:17 PM

With the latest firmware update, groov EPIC gets I/O for the IIoT and more

Out this week, groov EPIC firmware version 2.0 is a milestone for the platform, and there are more than a few reasons to consider updating. Here’s an overview of what’s included.

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Topics: Updates, PAC Control, IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, Codesys, groov EPIC, groov RIO

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

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