In March 2012 filmmaker and explorer James Cameron dove to the bottom of the Mariana Trench—nearly seven miles (11 km) down to the deepest part of the world's oceans.
A joint scientific partnership with National Geographic and Rolex, Cameron's record solo dive was quite an adventure, and Opto 22 played a significant role.
At the heart of Cameron's submersible, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, an off-the-shelf SNAP PAC System controlled more than 180 key systems, including depth sensors, batteries, thrusters, life support, 3D cameras, and lighting.
And now you can experience the story of this undersea adventure in 3D! National Geographic releases their film of the expedition this Friday, August 8, in select theaters.
Visit the National Geographic DEEPSEA CHALLENGE website for a list of theaters near you.
Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic
You've got your groov Box and you're ready to plug it in and start building a mobile operator interface for your automation system. Great!
In our latest video, Opto 22 Director of Training Mary St. John walks you through the quick-start steps. You'll set up your groov Box, activate it and get your license file, enter passwords and begin your interface.
The video follows the paper Quick Start Guide included with your Box. Some people like following the Guide; some people would rather watch a video.
Get started fast with the groov Quick Start video.
Entrenamiento de SNAP PAC System en español de 3½ días
Cuando: del 8 al 11 de Septiembre 2014, de 8:30 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. (almuerzos incluidos)
Costo: USD $900 por persona, se entrega un certificado de aprobación y un bono de $500 para la compra de un Sistema "PAC Learning Center" a través de Optomize, Inc. (solo uno por empresa).
Limitado a un máximo de ocho personas.
Descripción: Introducción a los Sistemas SNAP PAC de Opto 22: PAC Project automation software, SNAP PAC programmable automation controllers, y SNAP I/O. En el último día se trabajará además con el sistema groov.
- Configuración y Programación del Sistema
- Capacidades de trabajo en Redes
- Diagnótico e Identificación de Fallas
- Opciones de comunicación y protocolos (TCP & UDP, IP, SMTP, SNMP, FTP, OPC, Modbus/TCP, Modbus ASCII/RTU, Profibus DP, EtherNet/IP, Allen Bradley DF1, DNP3, TL1, BACnet, etc.)
Location: 2800 Glades Circle, Suite 115, Weston, Florida 33327
Phone: (954) 349-1616
Fax: (954) 756-7203
Is there a way to see whether a specific tag from your tag database is currently in use in your groov mobile interface?
You can also find out where a tag is used, what gadget it's attached to, and whether it is used multiple times. Here's how.
In groov Build, from the View menu choose All Tags.
As you can see in the image at top right, all the tags in your groov project are listed in this window, no matter what source they come from.
You can sort the list by column.
Click the Tag column heading, and the list is sorted alphanumerically by tag name. (Click the Tag heading again and the list reverses, so Z is first.)
The image at bottom right shows the result: the list is sorted by tag name.
Scroll to find the tag you want and see where it's used. If it's not in the list, it's not used in your groov project.
You can sort this list by other columns in the same way.
So if you want to see which tags are represented by Round Gauges, for example, click the Gadget column heading and then scroll down to see Round Gauges. All those tags will be grouped together.
Or if you have multiple SNAP PACs and OPC-UA servers in the same interface and want to see all the tags used for one of them, click the Device column heading.
Find out more about groov mobile operator interfaces.