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IntegrateLive! delivers on multi-vendor MQTT Sparkplug build, in live demo

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 25, 2023 6:45:00 AM

Catch up with a successful Plugfest in episode 10 of IntegrateLive!

What happens when you take hardware from Opto 22, SignalFire, Wireless Telemetry, and Phoenix Contact, along with software from Software Toolbox 's DataHub using both legacy PLC data and new greenfield data, and then bring MQTT Sparkplug into the mix to publish the data?

See for yourself as the IntegrateLive team, along with representatives from all these companies, make magic happen in this special edition Plugfest, made possible by the Eclipse Foundation and its Sparkplug Working Group.

Watch the recording to see how Cirrus Link Solutions, Inductive Automation, HiveMQ, Canary, and Flow Software also all had important roles in this ambitious MQTT Sparkplug build-out.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, Ignition, Cirrus Link Solutions, IntegrateLive!

MQTT Sparkplug Special Edition

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 4, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Join us for another episode of IntegrateLive! dedicated to the MQTT Sparkplug specification.

Kick off the new year with a discussion led by the Sparkplug Working Group in the first IntegrateLive! event of 2023. With the recent release of Sparkplug 3.0, this special edition of IntegrateLive! will offer more insight and in-depth conversation on the new spec and how to choose your next Sparkplug-compliant solution.

Opto 22 is a proud member of this Eclipse Foundation group, which is dedicated to educating others on the benefits of MQTT and Sparkplug. The Sparkplug Working Group directly impacts the future success of hundreds of thousands of automation projects by enabling "plug and play" IIoT! 

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, Sparkplug, Eclipse Foundation, IntegrateLive!

Getting started with Sparkplug

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 21, 2022 8:36:39 AM

Attend a virtual Sparkplug Community meeting about the Sparkplug protocol to see first hand how it can be useful for your projects.

Ready to jump in the Sparkplug ecosystem? Unsure about where to start? The goal of this meeting of the Sparkplug community is to help you plan your adoption strategy. Please join us on March 24th for a Sparkplug Community meeting.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, MQTT, Sparkplug, Eclipse Foundation

ISA Webinar - IIoT and Smart Manufacturing

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 7, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Join Opto 22 and a team of presenters for a virtual discussion of how to Turn Your Data into Asset Models.

The International Society of Automation (ISA) is hosting a series of free virtual events with a focus on IIoT and Smart Manufacturing. Opto 22's Benson Hougland will be presenting at the next webinar: Turn Your Data into Asset Models. Please join us on March 15th at 10:00 am PDT.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, MQTT, Sparkplug, smart manufacturing

groov RIO EMU - Compact and Powerful Energy Monitoring Unit

Posted by Ben Orchard on Feb 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Small in size but loaded with data and connectivity options.

Hopefully, you caught our two previous related blog posts on the technical details of the groov EPIC Power Module, and the recent announcement of the new groov RIO EMU

In this blog post, I’ll focus on the unique features of the RIO EMU as a distributed power and energy monitoring device, plus so much more.

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Topics: Energy management, Node-RED, MQTT, Sparkplug, groov RIO, power monitoring

MQTT & Sparkplug success stories

Posted by Janice Colmer on Nov 2, 2021 10:21:27 AM

A recent webinar hosted by the Eclipse Foundation highlights the power of MQTT with Sparkplug in industrial automation applications.

As a member of the Eclipse Foundation's Sparkplug Working Group, Opto 22 was invited to participate in a webinar with fellow group members to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Sparkplug protocol.

Sparkplug is ready to transform the automation industry by making MQTT infrastructure interoperable, out of the box. Watch and learn from case study examples how this technology can make digital transformation a reality.

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug

Take your projects to the next level with Sparkplug

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 21, 2021 8:18:14 AM

Join us for another webinar this week with the Eclipse Foundation and members of the Sparkplug Working Group.

Earlier this year, Opto 22 joined the Eclipse Foundation's Sparkplug Working Group. The group's focus is to foster further collaboration and innovation around the MQTT and Sparkplug standards, an important piece of technology in our groov EPIC and groov RIO product lines.

The Eclipse Foundation has been the home for open-source implementations of the MQTT IoT protocol since 2011. It introduced the SWG in 2020 to continue the development of Sparkplug and broaden its adoption for IIoT. As part of this week's Inductive Community Conference, the group is hosting a webinar demonstrating the difference that Sparkplug makes in the real world.

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, Sparkplug, Eclipse Foundation

Watch this: Connect a Smart Factory to the Cloud with MQTT & Sparkplug

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 30, 2021 12:53:08 PM

New recorded webinar shows how easy it is to connect field assets to the cloud using HiveMQ and then visualize the real-time data in Canary Cloud.

Did you miss this week's webinar with our Tech Partners HiveMQ and Canary Labs? It's now available for on-demand viewing and you might even want to watch it again to catch all the details of the live demo!

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, groov RIO, Technology Partners

Proud member of the Eclipse Foundation and Sparkplug Working Group

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 29, 2021 9:44:35 AM

Opto 22 recently announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation—the Sparkplug governing body and industry collective.

As an industrial automation and internet of things (IIoT) manufacturer, Opto 22 is dedicated to educating and influencing the direction of the MQTT IoT protocol. It's an important part of the product strategy behind our groov EPIC and groov RIO product solutions. Therefore, it was a logical step to join the Eclipse open-source software community to foster further collaboration and innovation around the MQTT and Sparkplug standards.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, developer, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions, Eclipse Foundation

MQTT and Sparkplug made easy with HiveMQ

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Join Opto 22 for another webinar hosted by HiveMQ to see the powerful yet simple MQTT technology in action.

Here is another virtual event to add to your calendar. Don't miss an all-new webinar: Connecting a Smart Factory to the Cloud with MQTT & Sparkplug.

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, Sparkplug, groov RIO, Technology Partners

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