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Smart BBQ: Automated Concepts, Inc.

Posted by Josh Eastburn on May 10, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Rapid prototyping for simple (and delicious) connected control

What does it take to turn a hobby into a business? For one barbecue enthusiast, Dave Counts of Automated Concepts, Inc. (ACI) proposed using Opto 22’s groov RIO. He thought the multifunction I/O and simple Node-RED programming would provide a lot of flexibility to help his customer design a prototype barbecue control system.

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Topics: Case studies, Node-RED, OptoPartner, groov RIO

Engenuity OptoPartner Video - Oil and Gas Pros

Posted by Arun Sinha on Apr 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Pressure testing validation of well control and BOP

In this OptoPartner video see Jeff Hilpert, President of Engenuity Inc., talk about the benefits of controls and data in a single solution.

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Topics: Oil & gas, Node-RED, MQTT, Codesys, groov EPIC, industrial automation, MariaDB, system integrator, OptoPartner, edge computing, OptoPartner video

Need Help Getting Started with Digital Transformation?

Posted by Arun Sinha on Mar 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Check out G5 Consulting in the latest OptoPartner video

Are you thinking about digital transformation, Industry 4.0 or IIoT and looking for someone to help get you there? Talk to David Schultz of G5 Consulting and Engineering Services.

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, Sparkplug, Ignition, system integrator, digital transformation, Cirrus Link Solutions, OptoPartner video

Advanced data logging in Node-RED

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 24, 2021 1:30:00 PM

This new Node-RED developer video shows you how to do more with your data with CSV logging and file storage.

Welcome back to the world of Node-RED. Video host Terry Orchard just completed a new episode on more advanced ways of logging your data. Rather than just logging to a text file, perhaps you want to change your data to a CSV file and save it to a USB drive on the groov RIO. This video gives you simple step-by-step instructions on how to do just that.

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Topics: Videos, Node-RED, developer, groov RIO

How to build a basic UI in Node-RED

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 15, 2021 11:48:48 AM

Next up in the Node-RED developer video series, this tutorial makes it easy to create your own HMI or dashboard.

When we first introduced the Node-RED developer video series a few months ago, we started off with how to "Set up groov I/O nodes." Once you've installed and configured them, it's time to do something interesting with your data.

This new video does just that. Next up in the Node-RED video series is the Basic Node-RED Dashboard UI Tutorial.

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Topics: Videos, Node-RED, groov Manage, developer, groov RIO

New OptoPartner Video - Meet JP Plus

Posted by Arun Sinha on Mar 11, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Though JP Plus has been in business for seven years, Juan Peguero’s experience with Opto 22 goes back to 1997.  One of the many things that has always made JP Plus a valued OptoPartner is their rapid response team. Often our customers need on site support or help on short notice and JP Plus never disappoints.  Juan also points out how they have adapted to the new “remote” world and are helping clients that way as well.

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Topics: IoT, PAC Control, Node-RED, MQTT, data visualization, industrial automation, OptoPartner, OptoPartner video

New OptoWebinar this month: Getting an Edge in Automation

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 8, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Join Opto 22 for an hour presentation and live demonstrations of edge computing platforms groov EPIC and groov RIO in action.

You've heard us talk about our groov family of products and have probably watched a video, read a white paper, or reviewed a data sheet on our website about either the groov EPIC controller or groov RIO edge I/O. Now for the first time we're demonstrating them working together in an all-new webinar!

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Topics: Webinars, Node-RED, MQTT, groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO

Learn how to log I/O data to text file in Node-RED

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 5, 2021 8:26:39 AM

New video released this week shows you how to turn groov RIO into a continuous datalogger

Another week means another video to add to your collection of Node-RED tools and technical tips. Last week our developer video host, Terry Orchard, demonstrated how to create Node-RED flows that interact with groov EPIC's embedded HMI server in "How to use the Node-RED package for groov View". This week, Terry is back in the studio with the groov RIO edge I/O module showing us how to save I/O data to a flat file.

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Topics: Node-RED, developer, groov RIO

How to use the Node-RED package for groov View

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 26, 2021 11:02:46 AM

Follow this new video to create Node-RED flows that interact with groov EPIC's embedded HMI server.

Thanks to all your positive feedback, Terry Orchard is continuing with his video series for groov EPIC and RIO users in the developer community.

Next up: How to use the Node-RED package for groov View.

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Topics: Node-RED, groov View, groov EPIC, developer

Easy EaaS: Shumaker Industries/Martins Electrical Service

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Feb 8, 2021 8:48:33 AM

groov RIO enables affordable equipment-as-a-service designs that are easy to deploy

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Equipment-as-a-service (EaaS) involves renting out or providing access to equipment and collecting payment periodically, rather than selling the equipment outright. This payment model enables end users to pay for costly or infrequently used equipment as an ongoing operating expense, which can open new markets for machine builders. 

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Topics: OEM, Node-RED, groov RIO, EaaS

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