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Big release news: groov EPIC 3.4 firmware is here

Posted by Ben Orchard on Jun 22, 2022 8:15:46 AM

Major release adds embedded OPC UA server, expanded MQTT/Sparkplug options, SNMP, Scratch Pad data access, and more

Everyone here at Opto is very excited to announce that the latest EPIC firmware update is now live.

Just as you update the OS on your phone to get the latest improvements in security, stability and performance, the OS on your groov EPIC is no different. It is after all, a quad core Linux computer, so updates are very important for the exact same reasons: security, stability, and performance.

And often these updates come with some cool new features. With this release, you'll find several.

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Topics: Updates, Firmware, Node-RED, MQTT, groov EPIC, OPC UA

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

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

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