Adventures of an Applications Engineer - Part 1

Posted by Mary St. John on Aug 4, 2017 1:31:13 PM

As an applications engineer, sometimes known as OptoMary on our OptoForums, perhaps I shouldn’t have favorite customers. They’re all my favorites!

Sure, our products and people have helped build flashy Vegas shows, huge amusement parks, and various NASA endeavors that we may or may not be allowed to discuss in detail. We also have the less flashy water/wastewater installations and beloved "dam customers" that can be pretty Coulee, too.

In these Adventures of an Applications Engineer posts I'll share some of my favorite favorites. 

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Topics: Deepsea Challenge, PACs, I/O, PAC Project, Modbus

OptoNews: PAC Project R9.6002 released

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 15, 2017 4:32:31 PM

We've just released PAC Project R9.6002, and you can get the updates here:

PAC Project Basic is free automation software for control programming and HMI, and is used with our SNAP PAC controllers.

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Topics: Updates, optonews, PAC Project, PAC Control, OptoNews 2017-03-15

OptoNews: CLI, transparent windows, and more now in PAC Project R9.6

Posted by Jean Femia on Feb 15, 2017 5:59:35 PM

Announcing the release of PAC Project R9.6000, with new features, enhancements, and bug fixes—available now. 

PAC Control

Here's good news for system integrators, OEMs, and others who build PAC Control strategies for users who don't have PAC Control on their systems. PAC Control now provides a command-line interface (CLI) 

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Topics: Updates, Machine builder, optonews, PACs, OEM, Integrators, PAC Project, PAC Control, OptoNews 2017-02-15

OptoNews: PAC Project R9.5003 released

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 18, 2017 3:20:08 PM

We've recently released PAC Project version R9.5003, with enhancements for PAC Display and SoftPAC, plus bug fixes.

In PAC Display Pro, we've improved response time for URL windows and URL controls by reducing the number of web page reloads they use.

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Topics: Updates, optonews, PACs, PAC Project, OptoNews 2017-01-18

OptoNews: Updates for PAC Project, groov, E1/E2

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 12, 2016 3:13:08 PM

Three new updates have recently been released:

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Topics: groov, Updates, optonews, I/O, PAC Project, Optomux, Firmware, PAC Control, PAC Manager, OptoNews 2016-10-12

OptoNews Tip: Changes to PID algorithms

Posted by Jean Femia on Sep 14, 2016 4:05:36 PM

A proportional integral derivative (PID) control loop monitors an input or process variable, compares the variable’s current value to a desired value (a setpoint), and calculates an output to keep the value very close to the setpoint.

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Topics: Process control, Updates, Tips, optonews, PAC Project, Building management, OptoNews 2016-09-14

OptoNews Tip: New OptoTagPreserve eases PAC updates

Posted by Jean Femia on Aug 3, 2016 3:52:31 PM

Last OptoNews you heard about all the new features in PAC Project 9.5 and SNAP PAC firmware 9.5, both just released.

The most exciting new features are the HTTP/HTTPS server and RESTful API, giving you secure access to I/O point and variable data in your PAC controller. 

These developer- and IoT-ready features are free—all you need to do is update your firmware.

But updating PAC controller firmware on a running system can pose a problem.

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Topics: Updates, Tips, optonews, PACs, PAC Project, Firmware, PAC Control, OptoTagPreserve, OptoNews 2016-08-03

OptoNews Special: Get major new features now in PAC Project 9.5!

Posted by Jean Femia on Jul 21, 2016 4:54:16 PM

Available now. Announcing the new PAC Project and firmware R9.5a releases. Included:

  • Many new features you've asked for
  • Support for two new I/O modules
  • A brand-new HTTP/HTTPS server and REST API to make integration, data exchange, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications 
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Topics: Internet of Things, Updates, IoT, optonews, PACs, New products, Integrators, PAC Project, OptoNews 2016-07-20

OptoNews: Sneak peek - Great new features in PAC Project R9.5

Posted by Jean Femia on Jun 22, 2016 4:58:59 PM

Coming soon: PAC Project R9.5000, with many new features you've requested plus support for new I/O modules. Here's a sneak preview of what's inside.

Just a few of the highlights...

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Topics: Updates, optonews, PACs, Migration, PAC Project, Optomux, OptoNews 2016-06-22

OptoNews Tip: Archive your PAC Project files!

Posted by Jean Femia on Jun 22, 2016 4:56:11 PM

Sometimes a customer calls asking if we can help them recover their unarchived PAC Control strategy from an Opto 22 controller, or recover a PAC Display project. 

The answer in both cases is no.

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Topics: Tips, optonews, PACs, PAC Project, OptoNews 2016-06-22

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