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In this video I’m going to show you how you can quickly and easily use groov to view and control your ModbusTCP devices
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from your mobile device or PC web browser.
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or PC web browser. groov is a zero-programming, web-based way
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to monitor and control systems and equipment from any modern mobile device.
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groov comes pre-installed on an industrially hardened appliance that has no moving parts,
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or a software-only version can be
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installed on a Windows-based computer.
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Either way, the development browser.
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environment and the projects created all run within a modern web
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For your mobile device you can use the built in web browser,
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or better still, use the free groov View app for either Android or iOS.
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groov comes with various system communication drivers built in, including OPC-UA, Opto 22 Snap-PAC and Modbus/TCP.
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With  Modbus, groov is a TCP Master and can communicate natively
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with Modbus/TCP slave devices
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like level sensors, variable speed drives, power meters, or industrial controllers.
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Because groov talks directly to the Modbus/TCP slave device over standard Ethernet networks,
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there’s no intermediary servers or protocol converters required.
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This greatly simplifies hardware planning,
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network layout and makes device setup and configuration straightforward.
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So, here’s how to view and control your ModbusTCP slave device using groov
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device using groov. Ive already got an application that shows
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the mains voltage from the PCube power meter
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so lets now set up a digital output from groov on the Advantec 24 00:02:35,710 --> 00:02:42,269 to switch the studio lights on and off. First, here in groov Build
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we select the type of device we are going to connect to. In this case
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ts directly to the Modbus device. Next, give it a name,
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its IP address and its Modbus slave ID.
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Now we can configure the tag,
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give it a name, select the data type,
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since its a digital point, we can accept the default boolean. Use the Tag Address Builder
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to construct the coil address, hit save and we are ready to connect the tag to our gadgets.
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Lets add a button, to control the lights.
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While we are here, lets also add
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the digital state to the trend. Too easy! Now we just save our project,
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Now I want to see my changes on my mobile device.
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dispositivo móvil. I’ll open groov View for Android on my smart phone
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and check out my updated page. Let’s test out our light switch.
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Great!
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groov is writing directly to the modbus coil register of the Advantac controller. In many cases,
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groov can be added into an existing system without having to make any changes
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to the current setup just like I did in this demo. This means it’s a simple process to add
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a mobile interface to existing installations. Be they
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a machine or a remote site, groov can add mobile device visibility of the process
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in just a few minutes. You can check out groov in action on your mobile or PC
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by visting https://demo.groov.com and log in
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with a username of‘trial’ and a password of ‘opto22’. You can also download a free trial
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of groov Server for Windows from opto22.com. and test drive the full-featured
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version of groov for 2 hours at a time. There’s also a bunch of tutorials and videos
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on the website. Check it out! 'Till next time, thanks for watching.
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