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ARC Advisory Group interviews Opto 22's Benson Hougland on IIoT products

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 28, 2018 12:01:00 PM

The 22nd Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando this February focused on digitizing and securing industry and infrastructure. 

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Topics: EPIC, Ignition Edge, Data acquisition, Node-RED, Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT, API, REST, REST API, Events & conferences, PACs, New products, IoT, Remote monitoring, Internet of Things, groov

OptoNews: Latest groov code samples available now

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 3, 2017 3:07:22 PM

What if your operators could enter machine data on their phones and that data automatically appeared in a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet? 

What if production or usage data from your spreadsheet was automatically updated in your supervisor's groov mobile operator interface?

Could be pretty handy, right?

Well, we've got a couple of code samples to show you how to make it happen. 

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Topics: API, groov, IIoT, IoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Internet of Things, Integrators, REST, REST API, mobile, optonews

Useful Node-RED Nodes for Your IIoT Application

Posted by Matt Newton on Apr 18, 2017 1:59:59 PM


In several previous posts we talked about some of the software technologies automation professionals should put on their radar in preparation for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.

JavaScript, node.js and Node-RED offer a ton of benefits to those looking to build their IIoT application. Learn more about the Industrial Internet of Things in the State of the IIoT white paper.

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Topics: API, REST API, REST, Node-RED, PACs, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, IoT, Internet of Things, MQTT

Your IoT middleware checklist

Posted by Matt Newton on Mar 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In a recent developer survey conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group, IEEE IoT, and Agile IoT, 40.8% of respondents indicated that the IoT solutions they were either currently building or planning to build are IoT platforms or IoT middleware.

Almost every large IT or OT company today has some form of IoT platform or middleware.

In fact, right now there are over 150 self-described IoT platforms in the market today. Not neccessarily created equally.

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Topics: IoT, IIoT, PACs, PLCs, REST, Node-RED, Energy management

From IoT to IIoT: an industry pivot

Posted by Matt Newton on Feb 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This week Opto 22 is exhibiting at the Open IoT Summit in Portland, Oregon. The IoT Summit is a Linux Foundation event, packed with a ton of technology workshops and product demos.

We also exhibited at the IoT Summit last year. It’s a great chance to connect with the Linux developer community and get their perspective on things, since it’s so much different from what a typical industrial automation professional is exposed to.

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Topics: API, IIoT, IoT, GPIO, PACs, REST, groov, mobile, Node-RED, Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things

OptoNews: Data from databases, online services in your groov mobile interface

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 4, 2017 3:41:07 PM


New release adds Data Store device

With the new Data Store device in groov R3.3, you can put data into groov from anywhere—like a database, another device or systemand monitor or change it in your mobile operator interface. 

  • For example, your company’s SQL database could place production or maintenance data into a groov Data Store for managers or technicians to see in their interface. 
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Topics: API, groov, optonews, OptoNews 2017-01-04, IoT, IIoT, REST, mobile, Updates, REST API, Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things

OptoNews: Data center retrofit after 30 years

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 14, 2016 3:58:11 PM
  • Think about how much computers have changed in the last 30 years.
  • Think about the quantity of data that enterprise data centers (EDCs) process today.
  • And think about how facility management priorities have changed to meet rising energy costs.

Now imagine what needs to be done to update a 30-year-old EDC.

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Topics: optonews, PACs, REST, REST API, RESTful server, Videos, Case studies, Security, Energy management, Building management, OptoNews 2016-12-14

OptoNews: New PAC REST API video - exchange data with Access database

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 14, 2016 3:57:22 PM

In the last OptoNews, we showed you how an Excel® spreadsheet can exchange data with an Opto 22 SNAP PAC using the SNAP PAC controllers' RESTful API (application programming interface).

This time we'll show you how you can use the REST API with a Microsoft® Access® database. 

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Topics: API, REST, REST API, RESTful server, PACs, optonews, IoT, IIoT, Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things, Videos, Integrators, PAC Control, OptoNews 2016-12-14

OptoNews: New PAC REST API video - exchange data with Excel

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 30, 2016 4:06:07 PM

What does the new built-in RESTful API in Opto 22 SNAP PAC S-series and R-series programmable automation controllers mean to you?

It means you can use a variety of programming languages to easily access data in the PAC.

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Topics: API, REST, REST API, RESTful server, PACs, PAC Control, optonews, OptoNews 2016-11-30, IoT, IIoT, Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things, Videos

OptoNews Tip: Share SNAP PAC data with Excel or Access

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 10, 2016 12:28:28 PM

Have you wanted to share I/O point or variable data from your SNAP PAC controller with a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet or Access® database? 

  • Maybe you're tracking sales in a spreadsheet and want to adjust production to match projections.
  • Maybe your PAC is monitoring equipment on-time and energy usage, and you want to add that data to an equipment maintenance database.
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Topics: IoT, IIoT, Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things, optonews, REST, REST API, API, PACs, OptoNews 2016-11-09, Tips

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