groov RIO enables affordable equipment-as-a-service designs that are easy to deploy
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.
See what Opto users were talking about as we look back at last year's Top 5 posts on the OptoForums.
There is no question that the Opto 22 forums are very much alive and kicking. The past 9 months of COVID lockdown did not even make the slightest dent in the activity level.
OptoPartner Enginuity shows us how to quickly retrofit a CNC with groov RIO
In a time when automation is driven by increasing connectivity, there is still plenty of everyday equipment that is simply not designed to talk to much of anything.
This equipment might be full of juicy data—how well it’s working, how much energy it’s using, how often it’s put to work—and leveraging that data to build an OEE or predictive maintenance program is often an untapped source of potential savings.
But what are your options for integrating this kind of equipment? Well, until recently they probably didn’t look very good.
Hot on the heels of our recent groov EPIC 3.0 firmware release comes our groov RIO 3.0.1 firmware update.
There are at least 5 exciting additions in this RIO 3.0.1 package, but who's counting?
TL;DR: If you can't wait to get started, here’s the groov RIO Firmware download page to get your firmware update:
Updated technical guide provides instructions for setting up communications between your Opto 22 groov products and your systems and equipment.
Are you using one or more of Opto 22's groov products? Our documentation team has just updated the "Guide to Networking groov Products" to help you securely monitor, control, and move data between your automation equipment and computer networks, including the internet.
Networking can be a complex subject, and connecting both operation technology (OT) and information technology (IT) can bring up some security concerns. We're here to simplify that process.
Get an overview of exciting new features just added to groov EPIC and see why you'll want to update. (Hint: LDAP)
Everyone here at Opto 22 is very excited to announce the groov EPIC firmware 3.0 release. In fact, there is so much cool stuff in this release, I am a little lost knowing in what order to list them, so let's just jump right in and see what's in store…
Opto 22's Node-RED expert Terry Orchard shares a new series of videos for developers to help get the most out of your groov RIO.
Our Node-RED videos continue to be one of the most watched series on our website and YouTube channel. Included in both groov EPIC and groov RIO, Node-RED is an open-source software program used to wire together devices, databases, cloud applications, and APIs (application program interfaces) with simple logic flows. It's growing in popularity, and engineers, programmers, and developers are hungry to learn more.
Waiting to dip your toe into the MQTT pool? Jump into this new user guide, and get started with MQTT and Sparkplug B on your Opto 22 groov products.
If you're already an OptoBlog subscriber, chances are you've become familiar with the MQTT protocol. We understand it can be a little daunting to take the leap into a new approach, though, so we expanded and revised our popular four-part MQTT blog series to create a complete guidebook for lightning fast MQTT publication on Opto 22's groov EPIC and RIO.
Get an up-to-date overview of the groov EPIC system in only two minutes with this new video.
Since its release in 2018, groov EPIC has continued to evolve, with new features that make it an even stronger choice for your IIoT and automation applications.