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Open source is the future of automation

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Dec 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Opto 22 speaks up for open-source software.

For this month’s IoT feature in Design World magazine, Opto 22 had the chance to weigh in on the value that open-source software brings to industrial automation.

Some key points for the industry:

  • Open source is everywhere in the enterprise and consumer sectors, powering innovation in products, services, and projects we all know.
  • Open source changes the economic model for industry, freeing engineers and end users from the trap of vendor
    lock-in.
  • Open source accelerates innovation and offers key technologies that empower IIoT growth.
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Topics: Node-RED, groov EPIC, Linux, open source software

Calling all Linux and IIoT developers...

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 14, 2019 8:33:58 AM

The Embedded Linux Conference North America is happening in San Diego,
August 19 -23, 2019.

Join us at the premier vendor-neutral conference for developers, the Embedded Linux Conference, combined with the Open Source Summit.

You'll collaborate with other developers, attend technical training sessions, and learn about the latest innovations in Linux and the industrial IoT from over 800 technical experts who are focused on developing open IoT solutions. Both software and firmware developers are encouraged to attend.

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Topics: IIoT, software, Linux, open source software

A discussion of open-source software and SCADA

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 25, 2019 8:30:00 AM

An Automation World podcast poses the question, "Is open-source software a good choice for SCADA?"

A new podcast series, Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered, addresses questions submitted exclusively by its readers and subscribers. Opto 22's Benson Hougland and Terry Orchard recently sat down with Automation World's Editor-in-Chief, David Greenfield, to provide some insight on this open source and SCADA discussion.

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Topics: IIoT, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, Linux, open source software

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