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New Mobile Apps: groov View for iOS and Android

groov View in app vs. browser

Of course you know that one of the coolest things about groov is that the operator interfaces you build using groov can be viewed on virtually any device with a modern web browser.

That means you can monitor and control your system using just about anything connected to a network, from an iPod touch all the way to an HDTV, no matter its size or shape or manufacturer.

So why would we introduce two mobile apps—groov View for iOS and groov View for Android—that work only on their own tablets and handhelds?

Answer: To give you choices in how you present your HMI to your users.

Some of your users may find it best to view your groov HMI in a browser. For example, an executive may want to track production while he's traveling.

For others, it's better to present your groov HMI in an app, where the distractions of extra buttons and links are removed. The image at right shows the difference: in the app, your interface fills the screen and removes browser controls.

And if you're a machine builder or OEM using a groov interface for your equipment, the app gives you a way to limit users to just the interface. Just use an iOS device—iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini—and set the device to kiosk mode (in iOS it's called Guided Access). Once you set it, it becomes a single-purpose device, devoted to your HMI.

So give yourself options, and check out the two new mobile apps for groov:
- Get groov View for Android
- Get groov View for iOS

Find out more about groov.
Get groov now.

New Analog Thermistor Input with 8 Channels

SNAP-AIR400K-8 analog thermistor input with 8 channels

With eight channels of analog input, the new SNAP-AIR400K-8 module converts resistance to temperature or to ohms.

It's great for NTC thermisters, commonly used in HVAC, refrigeration, and process control applications. It can also be used with PTC thermisters in resistance sensing applications.

The SNAP-AIR400K-8 reads variable resistance type transducers. With 12 resistance input ranges (500 ohms to 400 K ohms), plus Autorange—individually configurable for each point—the module provides plenty of flexibility.

The new module works with all SNAP PAC brains and rack-mounted controllers. Mount it on any SNAP PAC rack alongside other SNAP analog, digital, and serial modules.

Minimum requirements: brain or controller firmware R9.3c and PAC Project R9.3002 (PAC Control R9.3b)

See the SNAP-AIR400K-8.

Energy Management Road Show Goes to Houston

eSight Energy Management Road Show

Join eSight Energy and Opto 22's Arun Sinha for the Energy Management Road Show in Houston, Texas, this Friday.

Learn how your business can reduce energy costs, consumption, and carbon by up to 30%.

See real-life case studies of other businesses, and ask questions about saving money while meeting your own energy requirements.

  • Energy Management Road Show
  • Where: Magnolia Hotel Houston, 1100 Texas Ave.
  • When: May 10, 2013, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast and refreshments included

Register now.

Tech Tip: Free PAC Project Sample Files

PAC Project Professional automation software suite

Here's a handy compilation of our most popular—and most useful—examples for PAC Control and PAC Display: PAC Project samples Greatest Hits. This collection includes Opto 22-created sample files plus user-submitted files posted to our forums. (Remember that samples are provided "as is" and are not guaranteed or official Opto 22 products.)

Samples are helpful in a lot of ways:

See the whole list of PAC Project sample files greatest hits.

Questions? Comments? Contact Opto 22 Product Support.


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