Internet of Things TEDx Talk reaches milestone

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Benson Hougland’s TEDx Talk on the Internet of Things and why it matters surpasses 1 million views.

The term IoT (Internet of Things) is becoming more commonplace in the world of industrial automation. The idea of companies making digital transformations and embracing the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) now sounds familiar and part of a typical business plan in our industry. Perhaps that’s why this TEDx Talk on the topic of IoT has reached the next level of popularity?

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New Node-RED dashboard features in groov firmware 3.3

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Dashboard UI on integrated and HDMI displays, Dashboard-only user accounts, and log in directly to the Dashboard!

If you follow this blog closely you’ll have seen the news that the groov family has had a recent firmware release — version 3.3.1 for groov EPIC and 3.3.0 for groov RIO

This brings a lot of great features that you can see in the OptoBlog posts linked above, but here I’d like to talk a bit more about the additional features added for Node-RED, specifically for the Node-RED Dashboard.

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Get your groov RIO 3.3 update

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In step with our recent groov EPIC 3.3 firmware release comes our groov RIO 3.3 firmware update.

Ready to hear about new features included in our popular groov RIO edge I/O module? The recently released groov RIO firmware update 3.3 is now available. Here are some reasons you’ll want to update!

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Two new groov EPIC I/O modules for power monitoring and universal I/O

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Learn about two new I/O modules just announced for the groov EPIC controller.

Two highly anticipated groov EPIC modules are here: the 3-phase power monitoring module with 64 channels of data (!), and the highly flexible, software-configurable multifunction, multi-signal module. These new modules can take your system to another level of efficiency and another step closer to your digital transformation goals.

Are you looking to lower your energy spend, avoid equipment failure, and reduce carbon emissions? These latest I/O offerings allow engineers to bring energy, performance, and machine health data directly from the edge into backend systems, for old and new equipment alike, aiming to reduce complexity, cost, and timelines.

Let’s take a closer look at these new I/O options: 

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New OptoPartner videos en Español

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New videos help you get to know Sincrón Diseño Electronico, Opto 22’s long time partner in Colombia.

OptoPartner and distributor Sincrón Diseño Electronico has recently developed a couple of exciting videos for our Spanish-speaking audience.

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How to set up port redirection on groov EPIC

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Newly added in EPIC firmware 3.3.1 : manage unsecured devices on-prem or at remote sites through secure, on-demand connections.

Last week in the OptoBlog, Ben Orchard shared an overview of what’s included in the latest groov EPIC firmware update 3.3.1. One of the highlights was a new networking tool: Port Redirect.

If you’ve updated to 3.3.1 and you’re itching to try this new feature out, here’s a step-by-step outline on how it works on a groov EPIC (GRV-EPIC-PR1 or GRV-EPIC-PR2).

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SNAP PAC to groov EPIC – is it time?

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Opto 22’s updated technical note helps current SNAP PAC users decide if, when, and how to migrate to the newer groov EPIC system.

Opto 22 customers have been relying on the SNAP PAC system for their controls and automation applications for almost 15 years. But now you keep hearing about the new technology of the groov EPIC system.

How is it different?

Should you make the switch?

What would be the benefits of upgrading, and what issues would arise from making the change?

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New groov EPIC firmware 3.3.1 is here

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Several highly requested features have been added to the latest firmware update for groov EPIC PR1 and PR2.

Even with the Covid pandemic lingering on, our mostly remote team of software engineers at Opto 22 have been hard at work. As a result, we have a groov EPIC firmware update that addresses a bunch of requested features, and like any software update, some bug fixes as well.

Simply known as version 3.3.1, you can freely download and take advantage of these improvements right away.

Let’s take a look at what’s new…

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MQTT & Sparkplug success stories

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A recent webinar hosted by the Eclipse Foundation highlights the power of MQTT with Sparkplug in industrial automation applications.

As a member of the Eclipse Foundation’s Sparkplug Working Group, Opto 22 was invited to participate in a webinar with fellow group members to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Sparkplug protocol.

Sparkplug is ready to transform the automation industry by making MQTT infrastructure interoperable, out of the box. Watch and learn from case study examples how this technology can make digital transformation a reality.

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CODESYS and groov EPIC in the real world

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Watch the “CODESYS in the field” presentation from the Fall 2021 CODESYS Tech Talk.

In case you missed the Fall CODESYS Tech Talk virtual event, we have an important session to share with you. As an experienced Opto 22 user and engineer, Jared Bates from Rust Automation & Controls joined us to present a current water/wastewater application that uses the CODESYS runtime engine on groov EPIC.

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