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New groov 2.2: Faster Editing, Video Sizing, More

groov 2.2 video gadget can shrink to thumbnail

groov 2.2 is now released! This free update includes plenty of new features.

In the last OptoNews we told you about the new momentary button, better trending, dark background colors, and Stash.

This time we'll focus on some more new features that save you time and give you more flexibility.

  • Size videos more easily:
    • Shrink videos all the way down to thumbnails if you wish.
    • Choose Fixed Aspect Ratio so the video's shape stays the same regardless of its size. No distortion.
  • Save time in groov Build:
    • Use automatic names for gadgets. Gadgets default to their tagnames, so you don't have to name them unless you want to.
    • Grab gadget handles more easily to resize and move.
    • Resize pages smoothly and quickly.
    • See all editing tools in the new Edit menu (or right-click in the screen as before).
  • Use up and down timers from PAC Control strategies in your groov interface.
  • Customize Value gadgets to show more meaningful text—instead of just On/Off, show state as Open/Closed, Yes/No, or whatever is most appropriate for your application.

See all the changes in groov 2.2 in the Readme file.

Update your groov now:

  1. Go to manage.groov.com and log in.
  2. In the Details column for your groov, click Show.
  3. For a groov Box, click the groov App R2.2b file. For groov Server, click the groov Server R2.2b file.
  4. Save the file to your computer.
  5. Install the update. For help, see "Updating groov" in the groov User's Guide.

Or watch an update video: Update groov App for the groov Box or Update groov App for groov Server



Upcoming Trade Shows

Come join us at one of these trade shows coming up later this month: AEE SoCal in California or The Green Expo in Mexico City.

AEE SoCal

AEE SoCal logo

Opto 22's Arun Sinha demonstrates groov and answers your questions on energy management September 25 in Downey, California at the Association of Energy Engineers Southern California Chapter Annual Conference.

Utilities now interact with their customers in complex and diverse ways that have evolved beyond the traditional role of reliably delivering energy as a commodity at a set metered rate to an end user. What will energy utilities look like and how will they act in the future? Come to the AEE SoCal conference and explore new trends and approaches.

2014 AEE SoCal Annual Conference
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: SoCal Gas Co. Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey CA 90241


The Green Expo logo

THE GREEN EXPO

Opto 22 Engineer Norma Rodriguez and Distributor Instrumentacíon y Control 22 will demonstrate groov and other products September 24-26 in Mexico City.

The Green Expo se ha posicionado ya como el evento más importante de medio ambiente, energía, agua y ciudades sustentables (construcción verde) al ser el foro de negocios que presenta empresas nacionales e internacionales que ofrecen soluciones y tecnologías de punta para TODAS las industrias, que permiten ahorros e incrementan la rentabilidad en los sectores industrial, empresarial y gubernamental mexicanos.

The Green Expo
Fecha: 24-26 septiembre 2014, 13:00 a 20:00 hrs.
Lugar: World Trade Center, Cd. de México



Video: ¿Qué es groov?

Video: ¿Qué es groov?

groov de Opto 22 hace que sea fácil de desarrollar una aplicación móvil para casi todos los sistemas y equipos de automatización.

Y puede usar la aplicación en casi cualquier Smartphone, Tablet o incluso una Smart TV, sin importar el tamaño, la marca o sistema operativo.

Vea el video para ver cómo poner sus sistemas en su móvil hoy mismo.

¿Qué es groov?



Tech Tip: OptoScript Parameters

OptoScript parameter helps checkbox

Do you use OptoScript? It's an optional scripting language you can use within PAC Control flowcharts to simplify string handling, complex math, loops, and conditions.

OptoScript uses most of the same commands as regular flowchart blocks, and all the same command parameters need to appear in the code.

Here's an easy way to make sure you've included all the parameters required.

1. When you open a hexagonal OptoScript block, choose the command you want by clicking Actions or Conditions at the top of the window (that way you don't have to remember the command's exact name).

2. In the Select Instruction dialog box, highlight the command and then put a check mark in the "Include parameter helps" box (see image at right).

3. When you click OK, the command appears in the OptoScript block with its parameters shown in green (see image below). Replace the green placeholder text with your actual parameters, and you're ready to go.

To see these steps more clearly, watch our short How-to video, Include Parameter Helps.

OptoScript command and parameters

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