About groov EPIC processor

  • Real-time, open-source Linux® OS
  • Industrial quad-core ARM® processor
  • Configuration, troubleshooting, and HMI on touchscreen or remotely through web browser
  • Dual independent Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces
  • Dual USB ports for serial communications, touchscreen monitors, or Wi-Fi adapters
  • HDMI output for optional external monitor
  • Wide -20 to 70 °C operating temperature range

About groov I/O

  • 4 to 24 channels per module
  • 4, 8, or 16 position stainless-steel chassis
  • Hot-swappable I/O
  • Multi-featured analog output with voltage, current, and loop sourcing in one module
  • Analog inputs offer 20-bit resolution at 0.1% accuracy over span
  • DC outputs: load switching at 0.4 amps per channel @ 70 °C
  • AC outputs: load switching at 0.5 amps per channel @ 70 °C; blown-fuse detection
  • AC/ DC outputs: mechanical relay at 5 amps per channel @ 70 °C
  • Channel-to-channel isolation available
  • UL Hazardous Locations approved and ATEX compliant
  • Guaranteed-for-life I/O

Now that's EPIC and the acronym says it all.




Now you can collect, process, view, and exchange data where it's produced—at the edge of the network. When you work with data at the edge, you don’t have to worry about latency, and you have one single source of truth.
Securely share data among databases, cloud platforms, web services, PLC systems, and other systems and equipment, using open, modern communication standards.
Move data efficiently, decrease network load, and reduce IT reliance by using MQTT/Sparkplug communications.

Visualize data on the controller’s integral touchscreen, an external HDMI monitor, or from any web browser or mobile device.



Now you have new programming options:

  • Program with the field-proven, flowchart-based, multi-chart control language PAC Control.
  • Use the IEC 61131-3 compliant CODESYS Development System and CODESYS runtime.
  • Exchange data using the visual, flow-based editor and runtime Node-RED, with its free pre-built nodes for databases, web services, and more. 
  • Run your own C, C++, Java, Python, or other custom-developed application on an open, Linux-based automation system, using secure shell access. 



From plant floors to remote sites, the edge demands industrially hardened equipment. Now you don’t have to worry about processing power in challenging locations.

groov EPIC has:
  • Stainless steel processor and I/O chassis with a secure, screw-down design
  • Industrial quad-core ARM processor and solid-state drive
  • Industrial high-resolution color touchscreen display
  • UL Hazardous Locations and Class 1 Div 2 approval
  • Wide -20-70ºC temperature range
  • ATEX compliance



You can rely on real-time control and I/O from an automation manufacturer with 45+ years of experience. Opto 22’s worldwide reputation for quality was built on solid state relays and I/O, and all our experience is poured into the design of groov EPIC.
You’ll appreciate:

  • Integral touchscreen for local configuration, commissioning, and troubleshooting–no PC required
  • Real-time, open-source Linux operating system
  • Multi-tasking real-time control engine
  • Dual independent Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces to help securely segment your control network from your business network
  • HDMI port for optional local monitor
  • USB ports for keyboard, mouse, Wi-Fi dongle, serial connections
  • Intelligent, hot-swappable, guaranteed-for-life I/O
  • Spring-clamp field wiring up to 14 AWG, with an integrated wireway and adjustable cover
  • Multicolor LED for I/O module quality, plus channel indicators for discrete I/O
  • Integrated power supply options