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Gudday, Ben here
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so what is groov? groov is an operator interface
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built from the ground up for your mobile device. We like to say groov is mobile
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made simple
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So I'm going to show you just how true that is. I'm gonna build one app
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that works on my android smartphone, this iPad
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and Chrome on the Mac laptop. There are two ways
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to run groov on this compact industrial appliance
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or a software-only version that you install and run
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on your Windows based computer. To boot up this groov Box,
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all's I had to do was plug in the network plug in power
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and hit the power button, that's about as easy as it gets
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to boot up this groov web server, let's go log in
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to do that we need to go to a computer that's on the same network
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as the groov box, next start your browser
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that's the only software you need to use groov
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there's no downloads no plugins no PC admin rights
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just a browser, that's all you need. Let's connect to the server
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to do this we type in HTTPS
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and a groov Box address
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now don't forget the S because we're making a secure connection
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to the server, I've already created an admin account
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so I'll just log in here and then click the gear icon
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in the upper right there I'm in build mode
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the entire build environment is right here
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in the browser tab, in this quick demo I'm gonna create
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two gadgets, one attached to a control system directly in the room
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and one from an OPC UA server which is connected to a PLC
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here in the building, so let's set up the tags
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for each of those systems now, first from my Opto 22 control system
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I select add Opto 22 Controller type in the address
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and then select the controller tag file
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now let's configure the OPC UA tag server
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choose add OPC UA server
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put a name and the address colon and the port number
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click ad server and we're all set okay
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it's time to start building our interface since I'm building a mobile app
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let's switch straight into the mobile view, add a new page
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give it a name click ok
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now we simply drag-and-drop gadgets on to that page
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I'll add a button so that I can turn the lights in the studio
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on and off, drag it here then go up to gadget properties
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and select the tag that the gadget will be connected to, I'm going to connect to the tag
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for the studio lights
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now I'm gonna drag a round gauge out to here
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and then I'm going to live browse the OPC UA tag tree
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and find the tag we want what I'm after is a float variable in our
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Allen Bradley PLC, there it is too easy
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one tag on an Opto 22 controller and the
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other on a Compact Logix PLC there was no code
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no programming it's all just drag-and-drop. Now let's go test the button
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here's the screen we just built on an
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Android smartphone, an iPad and Chrome on the Mac
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and check this out, as I rotate my phone
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everything scales to fit that's how we can build
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one app that fits any screen size on any size device
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when we said that groov was made for mobile
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we really weren't kidding, alright I'll just try this button out here
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on my smartphone, yep and let's turn the lights back on from the iPad
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you little ripper! now it's your turn to do this
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on your mobile, grab your phone and scan this QR code
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login with username trial and the password is
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opto 22 you can also download your free trial of groov
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from groov.com till next time, cheers mate!
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