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OptoNews: Operators monitor refrigeration remotely

Posted by Jean Femia on Aug 31, 2016 4:28:14 PM

Tasty and wholesome, the frozen fruit bars made by Natural Fruit Corporation must be stored at precise temperatures.

Although their cold storage rooms were automated, on weekends operators used to have to stop by the company's factory to verify that systems were running and temperatures were within range.

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Topics: optonews, OptoNews 2016-08-31, groov, Case studies, IoT, Internet of Things, Food & beverage, Energy management, Remote monitoring, Building management

OptoNews: New OptoForum ready now!

Posted by Jean Femia on Aug 31, 2016 4:27:16 PM

Have you been on the OptoForum lately? It looks different—clean and modern—and it's easier to use, too.

  • It's easy to see the latest posts in one category, or in all of them.
  • Also easy to see who's on a thread.
  • Search works great.
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Topics: optonews, OptoNews 2016-08-31

OptoNews: ICC Conference shows the IIoT in action

Posted by Jean Femia on Aug 31, 2016 4:26:31 PM

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is here, it works, and you can see it in action at the 2016 Ignition Community Conference (ICC).

Every day industry publications tout the IIoT, IoT, or Industry 4.0. At the ICC, you can see IIoT solutions that really work, right now. 

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Topics: IoT, optonews, OptoNews 2016-08-31, Internet of Things, REST API, PACs, Events & conferences

OptoNews Tip: Peer-to-peer with REST

Posted by Jean Femia on Aug 31, 2016 4:25:57 PM

Here's the latest Code Samples and Tips contribution in our new OptoForum: an example of easier peer-to-peer communication between PAC controllers.

This example takes advantage of the new RESTful API in SNAP PAC hardware controllers (both the standalone S-series and the rack-mounted R-series). 

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Topics: optonews, OptoNews 2016-08-31, API, REST API, REST, RESTful server, PACs, PAC Control, IoT, Internet of Things, Tips

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