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hi everyone
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i'm josh eastman director of technical
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marketing with opta 22
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and i'm here today with pons to gannon
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of optotech
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they're an international distributor for
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opto 22 and a system integrator
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operating in the philippines
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he came all the way from the philippines
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to california to participate in group
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epic training and was kind enough to sit
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down with us
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to talk about some applications that
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he's involved in right now
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pawns tell us about optotech what's your
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what's your bread and butter what do you
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do
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well you know when we started off we
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were
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doing exclusively data center solutions
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we started with simple temperature
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monitoring we expanded that to power
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monitoring now we're interfacing up to
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22 equipment
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into a dcim platform okay now has uh
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opto 22 our product portfolio always
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been a part of
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what you're doing at what point did that
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come into i came your system integration
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efforts
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i've known the brand for 15 years
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from the snap io to snap packs and now
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with
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epic okay i think the the the tools that
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are available really makes our jobs
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very easy and it opens up a lot of doors
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once you get the first box in for a
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specific application there are so many
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doors that it opens in the same
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corporation
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how did that lead to the work that
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you're doing now with marigold
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with the entry of marigold it's a big
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realization on our part that the
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opportunities are actually
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in the smart manufacturing space they
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are building a new plan
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it's a huge manufacturing firm they own
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the mamasita brand of
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condiments and sauces the next phase
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is intended to interconnect all the
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plc's irregardless the brand
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in that particular plant to be able to
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gather data and
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they were quite happy with the decision
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of getting epic because they
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now have a platform that can you know
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communicate with all these different
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brands
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and you know consolidate data into one
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backbone network
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they now have epic that can gather all
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this data for them
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and we have started databasing it
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already
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in preparation for whatever reports they
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may want to generate later on
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at the end of the day you can't manage
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what you can't measure
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okay so we're measuring now
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so the the bigger buildings each of them
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has an epic
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okay we designed it in such a way that
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all the local areas from the building
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goes to that particular epic okay okay
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so all the epics run
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all the i o functionalities within the
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building okay we made it that so because
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we knew that later on
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even if they buy other brands or plcs
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later on epic will still sit on the top
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as a gateway to collect data from
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everybody else so you can bring that in
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we can bring that in already without
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even changing anything on the
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infrastructure that we already designed
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for them you mentioned that there's a
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there's a database layer
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yeah all these epics are feeding back to
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we put in an ms
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sql database and all the data that we
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collect
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is being pumped there once a minute okay
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each of the buildings are pumping it
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individually through node red
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beautiful seamless we were already
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planning to use node red
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as the vehicle to bring data into the
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database from the i o point so
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that's what we did exactly okay so we've
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been node red
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for db since day one right now yeah okay
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and so
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this was your first experience working
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with it what was the learning curve like
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no direction i have a database guy
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in my shop took him like less than a
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week to
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to to do all the stuff needed to get the
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i o points into the database
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thanks to all the videos that you guys
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have done okay
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all right and uh there is a big
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celebrity with my guys
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and all of them as a requirement to
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watch all his videos
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before they even go out and place a
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customer okay
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the other day you mentioned
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visualization maybe using review
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oh well we've done actually two okay
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for the central monitoring station since
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everything is static there are
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huge large screen format display we use
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pack display there okay
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we were envisioning the use of group
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view for plant floor
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monitoring specifically designed for
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their uh
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supervisors shipshape supervisor so for
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mobility
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for mobility so they don't need to be in
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a central location to just to monitor
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everything they can be anywhere in the
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building and we're working
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closely with their i.t guys to design
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the wireless network
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within the building okay uh because they
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initially decided to separate the
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industrial network from there that's why
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network
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okay and each of our panels has this big
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um
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touch screen monitor so they can control
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the building from there without going
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into the central
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securely using group view yeah it's a
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web-based thing yeah
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so thanks again for coming telling us
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about your application like i said
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i love that it shows off so many of the
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features of the epic platform and i love
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the way that
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you're representing the opposite 22
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brand for other people open standards
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uh connectivity right these sort of
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forward-looking applications right
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that's
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that's what we are about and you know
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thanks for thanks for
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uh embodying that in your work okay
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great
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and once again i'm josh eastburn with
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opto22
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and thanks for watching
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you