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OptoNews: Latest groov code samples available now
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What if your operators could enter machine data on their phones and that data automatically appeared in a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet?  What if production or usage data from your spreadsheet was...more
New groov EPIC case study features seawater reverse osmosis system
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FCI Watermakers improves large-scale seawater reverse osmosis system design with groov EPIC. Question: What do a yacht owner, an island resort, and a Las Vegas chef have in common?Answer: They all need a...more
groov EPIC announced as a Finalist in the 2019 Engineers' Choice Awards
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Control Engineering magazine hosts its annual awards program, which highlights some of the best new control, instrumentation, and automation products. We're thrilled that groov EPIC is selected as a 2019...more
groov EPIC Security Series, Part 1: Dual Network Interfaces
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Trusted and untrusted: when it comes to people, it can be hard to know someone at first pass. You need some time to build a picture of the person. When it comes to networking, it’s a little more cut and...more
groov EPIC Premium Factory Training now offered in the Southeast U.S.
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OptoPartner and Distributor Advanced Control Solutions (ACS) now offers groov EPIC classes in their new OptoCertifed training facility located in Marietta, Georgia. Good news for those of you looking...more
groov Case Study: Smartphone controls quarry pumps
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Machinery such as pumps can be in places where you don't want to go—like the bottom of a stone quarry. But monitoring and controlling them is still essential. For Pennsylvania-based New Enterprise Stone ...more
groov EPIC announced as a Finalist in the 2020 Engineers' Choice Awards
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Control Engineering magazine hosts its annual awards program, which highlights some of the best new control, instrumentation, and automation products. We're excited that Opto 22's groov EPIC (Edge...more
groov EPIC Security Series, Part 6: Linux Operating System and Repository
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The OS, or operating system, of groov EPIC is very different from traditional controllers. Instead of a proprietary OS, EPIC uses an open-source Linux® operating system. From a security standpoint, an...more
groov Case Study: Electronics manufacturer saves time
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Mike Hake was watching the trends. He saw smartphones multiplying and his spare time at work shrinking—and he thought about how a phone interface to his equipment could save time. Hake found his...more
Visualizing electricity usage with groov
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Get a mop, I spilt some electricity: The past few blogs we have talked about visualizing water usage in groov and how it not only helped me save water, but also highlighted the fact that I was not...more
OptoNews Tip: New groov API section for developers
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Our developer.opto22.com site gets a lot of traffic from developers working with SNAP PACs, groov, Node-RED, and industrial I/O for Raspberry Pi.  Since all Opto 22 products are designed on open...more
groov a Finalist in Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards
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We're happy to announce that groov is a finalist in the Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards for 2014! The annual Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control...more
OptoNews: Customize desktop & phone views in groov R3.1
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With groov, you can easily build an operator interface that works on any size screen: wide-screen TVs, desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Everything automatically scales to fit on any device....more
groov now included in free Opto 22 SNAP PAC System training
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Opto 22's free SNAP PAC System training classes at company headquarters in Temecula, California, are always popular, and it's easy to see why. For three days you get hands-on training on SNAP PAC...more
groov Case Study: Restaurant controls systems onsite and by phone
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Like most restaurants, That Bar-B-Q Place has a wide variety of systems worth automating, from refrigeration to fire alarms to security to TV menus—even to the barbecue smokers nicknamed "Jake" and...more
groov EPIC Learning - You Have Options!
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Pick from three options to fit your time and budget. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin
OptoNews: Updates for PAC Project, groov, E1/E2
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Three new updates have recently been released: PAC Project R9.5002 groov  R3.2b (groov Build and groov View)—Log into manage.groov.com to get your update. E1/E2 brainboard firmware R1.2b
OptoNews: Data from databases, online services in your groov mobile interface
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New release adds Data Store device With the new Data Store device in groov R3.3, you can put data into groov from anywhere—like a database, another device or system—and monitor or change it in your...more
groovChannel Now on YouTube
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Sometimes you don't want to read. You just want a video. The new groovChannel on YouTube takes care of that.
And the Engineers' Choice award goes to...groov EPIC
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Control Engineering magazine recently announced the voting results of its annual Engineers' Choice Awards program. We continue to appreciate the positive feedback and recognition the groov EPIC...more
New VPN Client in groov EPIC simplifies remote equipment communications
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One of the new features in recent versions of the groov EPIC firmware (R1.4.0+) that hasn’t gotten much attention yet is the built-in virtual private network (VPN) client. I’m excited about it because...more
groov 2.3 adds Modbus/TCP with no server needed
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Thousands of level sensors, rotary encoders, drives, and meters can use Modbus®/TCP to communicate their data. How would you like to monitor and control them from your smartphone or tablet?
groov Case Study: Remote feed mill control
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At Schipper Eggs in Holland, Michigan, automated feed mills used to run without supervision. But sometimes problems went unnoticed. Now operators can remotely check status, control mills, and even...more
Shellshock: Update your groov Box for security
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You may have heard news reports about the Shellshock bug, a recent security threat that could allow hackers access to web servers and computers.
Is groov vulnerable to Heartbleed?
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By now most of us have heard about the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL. This bug makes it possible to steal information like usernames and passwords that are normally protected by the secure sockets layer (SSL).
groov Case Study: Mobile HMI for water treatment
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Gavin Gray knew from experience about the problems you can run into when you're trying to set up remote monitoring from a mobile interface. When a water treatment client asked for mobile capability, he...more
groov EPIC Security Series, Part 2: What's a Firewall?
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Ever notice how emergency exits in a building open outward? Then, to keep the building secure, they are usually locked from the outside. You can get out easily enough, but you can’t get in that way...more
Help is here - a guide for developing with groov EPIC
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Have you ever been stuck on a coding problem? Unsure of which tool to use for an application? Or if you have the functionality you need to get the job done? Maybe you’ve just got a new system and need...more
Visualizing water use with groov - part 2
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The biggest user of water in our house is not human: A web browser is installed on most of the key devices we use every day. PCs, smart phones, tablets, even our TVs now have a modern web browser...more
Big Updates for groov: New Programming Option and OPC-UA Included
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Take advantage of several new features and enhancements now available for the groov EPIC system, groov Edge Appliance, and groov Server for Windows. A free firmware upgrade is all it takes to start...more
Experiment with EPIC–groov EPIC Learning Center now available
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Ready to learn about or experiment with groov EPIC, Opto 22's new groov Edge Programmable Industrial Controller?  Now you can get more hands-on experience with the groov EPIC system. The groov EPIC...more
groov EPIC Security Series, Part 5: Encryption and Certificates
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Go on, admit it. At some point in your life you've written down a password on a piece of paper in clear text. Anybody walking by can simply glance at your note, and they'll know what your password is...more
Building a secure automation network with groov
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Layers of security: I wish there were, but there just isn’t.... There is no one device, hardware, or software that is the single defense for all known and future network attack vectors—including the...more
OptoNews: Liquid waste overflows avoided with groov
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High on the list of things you'd rather not do: clean up liquid waste from an overflowing storage tank. Avoiding this kind of mess is especially good when your business includes storing and disposing...more
groovHeads - automate home systems
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Opto 22 engineer Ben Orchard is just like a lot of us—he can't resist tinkering with controls whether he's at work or at home. So of course he's automated his home: sprinklers (key item in a hot area...more
groov EPIC Security Series Part 3: Device originating communications, or how and why MQTT rocks
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The story goes that a valve manufacturer wanted to have their networked smart valves certified for use in a nuclear reactor plant. The smart valve could report all sorts of critical data points to a...more
Case study: groov streamlines HMI access
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PC-based HMI software works great when operators are at headquarters, but what if they're not? Covina Irrigating Co. monitors 12 separate sites in their water distribution system, with an assortment of...more
Watch and learn: another video added to Ignition Edge series
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Last week's new video showed you how to activate Ignition Edge on groov EPIC. This week brings another new video in the Ignition Edge series: Configure Ignition Edge's OPC-UA Server on groov EPIC.
New EPIC firmware 1.4: VPN Client, Network Diagnostics, and more
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Firmware update 1.4.0 is now available for the groov EPIC processor, GRV-EPIC-PR1. Our engineering team released an exciting new update for groov EPIC this week. Here are some of the highlights.
It's an EPIC holiday at Opto 22!
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Ready to see groov EPIC in action? Have some holiday fun by taking control of our lobby Christmas Tree lights and Lionel Train. Visit our live groov demo site and you'll find a section dedicated to Holiday Lights.
OptoNews Tech tip: A mobile interface for... Optomux?
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And the answer is: YES I know it sounds like an April Fool's joke, but it's really true: you can build a groov mobile interface for your older Optomux system. So you can monitor and control it from...more
Important news for PAC Control users
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If you are using PAC Control with either SNAP PACs or groov EPIC, please be aware of an urgent bug fix related to how the control engine configures PID loops. The issue affects: SNAP PAC firmware R10...more
I/O module quality indicator LED sheds light on system status
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New video workshop takes a closer look at the LED quality indicator on groov EPIC I/O modules. Are you seeing a yellow light on one of your groov EPIC I/O modules? This means that one or more of its...more
OptoNews: New Node-RED OptoForum opens
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Are you wiring together devices and software using Node-RED? If you're even thinking about it, we've got a new Node-RED OptoForum for you.  We announced in the last OptoNews that Node-RED is now a built-in feature in the GROOV-AR1 groov Box!
OptoNews: Last chance to vote your Engineers' Choice
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It's the end of the year, and that means that Control Engineering's Engineers' Choice Awards voting will close soon. Vote now for groov 3.0 and for your other favorite products of the year. With groov...more
EPIC w/o I/O? Sure!
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The groov EPIC system now includes a chassis option for applications that don't need (or want) I/O. As we continue incorporating your feedback to improve and extend the groov EPIC system, we're pleased...more
Get your October product news and updates
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What's new at Opto 22? We've had plenty to talk about this past month, so here's a recap of product, firmware, and software updates, as well as new groov I/O module releases! Learn about new groov EPIC...more
It's EPIC in Chicago this month!
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Join Opto 22 and OptoPartner/Distributor Kiser Controls in Chicago, May 24, 2018, for an introduction to the new groov EPIC® automation system.   groov EPIC combines guaranteed-for-life I/O, real-time...more
OptoNews: New pipes and fittings in the SVG library
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More new graphics for you in the groov SVG Library... If you use pipes in your groov operator interface, you'll appreciate these new images: pipes, elbows, junctions, simple tanks, pumps, valves...more
Build mobile interfaces for your Allen-Bradley PLC system
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Do you have an Allen-Bradley® PLC? Would you like to monitor or even control parts of your system with your smartphone or tablet? Our video groov your A-B shows you how easy it is to do exactly that...more
OptoNews: How to control your MicroLogix PLC from your phone
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What's on your MicroLogix™ PLC that you'd like to monitor or control from a mobile device? Machine status? Temperatures and pressures? Valves and pumps? Whatever it is, you can see it and do it now...more
OptoNews: New video - easier facility management
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Every application is different. But some things are similar: You have to monitor and control equipment. You don't have enough time in your workday. Your budget is seldom enough for what you have to do...more
OptoNews: Monitor Modbus RTU devices from your phone
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You've heard us talk about how you can monitor and control your Modbus/TCP devices from a groov mobile operator interface on your tablet or smartphone. But what if your Modbus device uses a serial link? 
Outside-In Journal: Training Day Part 2
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Step inside Opto 22 HQ again for day 2 of groov EPIC training. The Outside-In series brings you an outsider’s perspective into the way Opto 22 operates behind the scenes. Today, we’re back in Temecula,...more
OptoNews: Smart Industry in Chicago, Unlimited Electro in Tijuana
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See groov and the SNAP PAC System in action at two trade shows in early October: Smart Industry 2015, October 5-7 in Chicago, Illinois Unlimited Electro, October 6-7 in Tijuana, Mexico
Develop a secure mobile interface - new video shows how
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Want to learn more about building mobile interfaces to securely monitor and control your equipment? groov makes mobile simple, and this new video, 5 Minutes to Mobile, shows you how. With groov, you...more
Vote for Your Engineers' Choice
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It's November and time to vote for Control Engineering's Engineers' Choice Awards. groov is a finalist! We're in the Software - Mobile Apps category, way down at the bottom of the page. Now...more
Automation & IIoT Learning Center includes free Premium Factory Training
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Two complimentary seats (a $1990 value!) with your purchase of the groov EPIC Learning Center Start your control or industrial internet of things (IIoT) project today with the groov EPIC Learning...more
You're hearing it here first...another EPIC announcement
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We appreciate our loyal OptoBlog subscribers and want you to be the first to hear about important product news. So, we're excited to announce on February 4, 2019 that the groov EPIC system will include IEC 61131-3 programming options.
OptoNews: Holiday Schedule 2015
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It's that holiday time again. How about a bright red groov Box as a present for yourself this year?  Here's our holiday schedule for Opto 22's Headquarters and Manufacturing office, as well as information on shipping dates.
2019 Holiday Greetings, Recap & Schedule
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The end of 2019 is quickly approaching, and the Opto 22 team is once again preparing for the holidays. As we look back on 2019, it was another EPIC year that included exciting new features and changes...more
OptoNews: Vote for your automation favorites
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The international Automation Inside Readers' Choice Awards 2015 are now open for voting. And we're happy to announce that Opto 22 was nominated in the Best Automation Company category, and groov was nominated in the Best Embedded System/HMI category.
PAC Project R10.2 is available now
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Do you use PAC Control, PAC Display or OptoOPCServer?  Then you'll want to download version R10.2 of PAC Project software.  This update adds support for soon-to-be released groov I/O modules, and also addresses important bug fixes. 
New videos added to Node-RED and IIoT playlists
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With the growth of the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and edge devices, are you looking for better ways to access your data? Opto 22's new groov EPIC system includes the Node-RED environment with...more
OptoNews: New blog series helps you troubleshoot
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How is going to your favorite website like getting data from your PAC to your groov Box, or from your PLC to your HMI?  Opto 22 engineer Matt Newton's recent blog post answers that question and...more
Opto 22 and Allen-Bradley in the same mobile interface
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You've heard us talk about how you can control your system on your mobile with groov. "Your system" means any industrial automation, building automation, or other system that talks OPC UA. (Check out...more
OptoNews tip: Getting weekly, monthly, yearly totals
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We've talked recently about digital and analog totalizing: getting total running values for on-time, flow, power production, and so on.  The next step is using those totals in your PAC Control strategy...more
OptoNews Tip: Taking a quick look at min/max values
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Of course you can include a trend in your PAC Display HMI or groov mobile operator interface and watch a value in your SNAP PAC System rise and fall over time. Or you can inspect a quick "plot" of it...more
OptoNews Tip: More capabilities, more I/O for legacy systems
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Move up to SNAP PAC—and keep racks and field wiring intact Have you seen some of our newer high-density, high-speed, or multifunction I/O modules and wished you could use them in your legacy SNAP...more
OptoNews: More features and I/O for legacy systems
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Move up to SNAP PAC—and keep racks and field wiring intact Have you seen some of our newer high-density, high-speed, or multifunction I/O modules and wished you could use them in your legacy SNAP...more
EPIC announcements to be unveiled at Orlando events
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Make plans to join us February 4th-8th, 2019 at one or both of these industry events as we unveil an expanded groov EPIC product line and system features. Don't miss an opportunity to meet with other...more
OptoNews: New webinar - Put your system on your mobile
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You've heard us talk about groov. Now see how you can get your automation system on your mobile device—without programming—in this new pre-recorded webinar. Opto 22's Ben Orchard and Benson Hougland...more
OptoNews: Add context to your HMI with free SVG image library
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Have you discovered our secret cache of SVG images? You can use these free images in your groov mobile operator interface or in other places where SVG (scalable vector graphics) files are supported...more
OptoNews: From D.C. to Del Mar to Chicago
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You'll have three chances in the U.S. to explore industry trends and new products in the next few weeks. One of those trends is mobile. Come see how you can monitor or control your automation systems...more
OptoNews: New Node-RED examples for developers
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If you're using Node-RED and the nodes for SNAP PACs and groov—or if you're thinking about it but haven't started—check out our new Node-RED examples on developer.opto22.com.  Node-RED is the open...more
WeMo PAC Control Chart
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Are you as fascinated as we are by the variety of "smart" devices now becoming available—and affordable? One of these is Belkin's WeMo switch. Plug the switch into an electrical outlet, plug in a light...more
OptoNews Tip: More power, more I/O for legacy systems
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Move up without changing racks or field wiring Have you seen some of our newer high-density, high-speed, or multifunction I/O modules and wished you could use them in your legacy SNAP Ultimate or SNAP...more
Start EPIC communication to your serial devices
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Learn how to set up, install, and communicate using a groov EPIC serial I/O module. Many industrial automation applications require communication between the controller and multiple serial devices. The...more
Developers, hackers, and members of the Linux and maker communities: We want to meet you!
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Opto 22 will exhibit and present at ELC + OpenIoT Summit North America About the Show This month Opto 22 is exhibiting and presenting a technical workshop at the Open IoT Summit in Portland, Oregon. It...more
OptoNews: Tech Showcase in Ontario, Canada
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Here's an opportunity to learn how to increase manufacturing throughput, improve safety, and optimize your production through technology: the SORT Technology Showcase 2015. You'll see the latest...more
Find the IoT Certified OptoPartner you need
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Three more companies join the OptoPartner program to give you cutting-edge IIoT product solutions. Do you need help integrating, installing, or updating your Opto 22 system? An OptoPartner can help...more
An EPIC case study in the oil and gas industry
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Learn how tech-based company netDNA automates water management for fracking and water transfer with the help of groov EPIC. In the oil and gas industry, technological advances like hydraulic...more
The TCP/IP model: What it is and why you should care
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Have you ever wished you could troubleshoot a networking problem faster, more accurately, and with greater efficiency? Stay tuned for the next few series of blog posts where we’ll discuss exactly how...more
Top takeaways from the 2019 Ignition Community Conference
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Opto 22 engineers discuss the latest news and happenings from the annual Ignition Community Conference hosted by Inductive Automation. As an Ignition Onboard partner, Opto 22 was once again a part of...more
Opto 22 responds to inquiries regarding URGENT/11
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The recent announcement of security vulnerabilities discovered in the Wind River® VxWorks® IPnet TCP/IP stack has prompted questions from Opto 22 customers about what impact this discovery may have on...more
2018 Holiday Greetings & Schedule
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It's hard to believe 2018 is nearly coming to a close! Our Opto 22 lobby is once again transforming for the holidays.  As we reflect on an exciting year that included the epic launch of our award...more
New IoT Webinar: Live technologies demo
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Is the Internet of Things (IoT) just a lot of hype, or can the IoT technologies we keep hearing about provide real value? RESTful APIs, Node-RED, and MQTT are just some of the new technical terms we...more
Outside-in Journal: Training Day Part 3
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See what the final day of Opto 22's factory training looks like from the inside. As the resident engineer-in-training, I’ve taken on the job of communicating to the outside world what it looks like...more
CODESYS Users Unite
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We hope to see you at one of three CODESYS Users Conferences Opto 22 will be attending and exhibiting at in October. You might recall one of our EPIC announcements earlier this year was adding more...more
Segmented LANs
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Tale of two LANs Would you like to view critical plant status from anywhere on the Internet?Are you worried that if you connect your automation network to your company’s IT network (which is likely...more
Allsky astronomy camera
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Star Struck: From a young age I have been looking up at night. Not sure exactly when I fell in love with astronomy, but I can recall looking up at the stars every chance I got as a kid. I have ebbed...more
Tech Briefs' Product of the Month: It's EPIC!
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Tech Briefs brings the latest technical news from NASA, the military, federal laboratories, universities, and commercial companies to automation designers and engineers.