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groov EPIC Learning Center returns

Posted by Janice Colmer on Nov 8, 2023 7:21:00 AM

Learn and experiment with your own updated groov EPIC Learning Center 2

The new groov EPIC Learning Center 2 is in production now—and it includes even more features and capabilities than the original! See what's included in the new GRV-EPIC-LC2, and be ready to take on your industrial automation and IIoT applications.

A complete package of fully functioning EPIC hardware and software, the groov EPIC Learning Center is designed as an integral part of our free OptoU Online Training at training.opto22.com.

So what's new this time around?

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Topics: Training, Node-RED, CODESYS, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center, Ignition

Register for 2024 groov product training

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 11, 2023 8:00:00 AM

The 2024 groov EPIC Premium Factory Training class dates have been announced.

Are you interested in learning more about edge controller technology? Do you need help achieving digital transformation goals within your company? Or do you simply want to be exposed to the latest types of controllers that can do so much more than a PLC?

Make plans to join us next year in one of the groov EPIC Premium Factory Training classes at Opto 22 headquarters in Temecula, California. The 2024 class schedule has just been released.

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, Factory Training, groov RIO

Meet more groov EPIC graduates

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 31, 2023 2:01:40 PM

Another full class of students learned about groov EPIC in the July 2023 Premium Factory Training class.

Another full class means word is getting out, and classroom PLC training is in demand. Are you considering a system upgrade or just curious how groov EPIC compares to other systems you've used?  Do you need help configuring and programming hardware and software for your industrial automation or IIoT application? 

Then consider spending a week with us at Opto 22 headquarters learning all the programming options and features of groov EPIC, the Edge Programmable Industrial Controller.

July's group of students represented a variety of industries and provided some great feedback on their training experience. Take a look at what they said.

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, Factory Training

More groov EPIC graduates for the class of 2023

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 28, 2023 12:02:03 PM

Opto 22 welcomes another full class of students for the June 2023 groov EPIC Premium Factory Training class.

Are you looking for in-person, classroom PLC training? Or do you need help configuring and programming hardware and software for your industrial automation or IIoT application? Our groov EPIC Premium Factory Training course is for you!

The latest group of 12 students complete the program this week. They now have new knowledge and skills to apply to their own applications when they return home. 

This month we have a few local visitors, but students also made the trip from as far as Texas, New Mexico, Alabama, Maryland, Florida, Washington, and the Carolinas. They're spending 4 days immersed in the groov EPIC system—learning all its features, capabilities, and programming options.

See what's included when you sign up to learn about groov EPIC - the Edge Programmable Industrial Controller.

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, Factory Training

Another groov EPIC factory training in the books

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 24, 2023 9:17:51 AM

Opto 22 headquarters welcomed students to the May 2023 groov EPIC Premium Factory Training class.

The value of in-person, instructor-led training at the Opto 22 factory and headquarters is evident after working with another great class of Opto students this week—all eager to become groov EPIC experts. And kudos, once again, to the team of Opto trainers who devote their time to developing a class curriculum that is beneficial for all levels of engineering and types of applications.

This month, students made the trip to California from Texas, Oklahoma, Utah and even Canada to attend and spend 4 days immersed in the groov EPIC system—learning all its features, capabilities, and programming options.

If you haven't attended training yet, we hope you can join us at one of our upcoming classes.

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, Factory Training

Kicking off the Class of 2023

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 10, 2023 12:55:05 PM

Opto 22 headquarters hosts the first groov EPIC Premium Factory Training class of 2023.

The much anticipated return of in-person, instructor-led training at the Opto 22 factory and headquarters became a reality this week! Hats off to the team of Opto trainers as well as the great group of 12 students who made the class a success.

Students traveled from all across the country to attend and spent 4 days immersed in the groov EPIC system—learning all its features, capabilities, and programming options.

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, Factory Training

Commissioning groov EPIC

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 8, 2023 2:27:01 PM

New course just added to OptoU online training shows you how to set up authentication, encryption, and trusted communication.

One of the first lessons you have in the groov EPIC Premium Factory training classroom here at Opto headquarters is: Commissioning groov EPIC. Whether you just purchased your first groov EPIC controller, or are a seasoned user, the course shows you how to set up your controller, right out of the box.

You'll now find these step-by-step instructions for commissioning EPIC on OptoU online training. This short course walks you through everything you need to know to get your groov EPIC authenticated and set up for secure, encrypted communication. Let's get started.

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, OptoU, Factory Training

groov EPIC Premium Factory Training returns

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 31, 2023 2:20:42 PM

In-person, instructor-led training classes resume at Opto 22 factory headquarters in Temecula, CA.

Many of you have been asking for groov EPIC Premium Factory Training, and 2023 is the year! After a hiatus from in-person training due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Opto 22 training staff is ready with an updated and more detailed groov EPIC curriculum. 

Here's your chance to get hands-on instruction and some great tips and guidance from Opto engineers, all in a matter of 4 days in (usually sunny) Temecula, California. With each student at their own training station, everyone can program their own groov EPIC Learning Center.

Since it's been a few years, here's a refresher on topics the groov EPIC training covers and what's included in your 4-day agenda.

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, Factory Training

ENTELEC unveils Innovations Lab

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 19, 2022 11:10:29 AM

Join Opto 22 and see groov EPIC in action at the one day ENTELEC Fall Seminar for the energy industry.

If your schedule allows you to be in the area of Odessa, Texas October 6th, you'll want to include the annual ENTELEC Fall Seminar in your plans. ENTELEC is a user association focusing on the convergence of telecom and IT including digitization, IIoT, automation, cyber security, AI, cloud and edge computing, specific to petroleum, natural gas, pipeline, and electric utility companies.

Their Fall Seminar is a one day conference designed to fit your schedule and priced to fit any budget. It's a well planned day offering new technology demos, industry training programs and networking opportunities, especially focused on the Energy and Oil & Gas industries.

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Topics: Energy management, Events & conferences, Training, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, edge computing, oil and gas

Now Serving: PAC Control and Memory Mapped Data with OPC UA Server

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on Jul 6, 2022 7:30:00 AM

groov EPIC OPC UA Server makes it easy to access your data; lessons on OptoU show you how

Do you need access to your PAC Control strategy variables and I/O, or data from the memory map area on your groov EPIC? Do you want to connect to OPC UA client applications such as SCADA, MES, or enterprise software?

groov EPIC is now serving up this data securely and reliably with its built-in groov EPIC OPC UA Server. Publish the data where you need it.

In this post, we’ll go over exactly what data is accessible from the server, the basics of configuring the server, and some examples of how you can use it. And when you’re ready to work with the OPC UA server, you can find step-by-step instructions in the groov EPIC OPC UA courses on OptoU.

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Topics: Training, Node-RED, Ignition Edge, groov View, OptoU, OPC UA

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