Make the pitch for automation security with this updated tech note

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Best practices for cybersecurity and more from the groov EPIC v3.2 update to help you get sign-off on critical security upgrades.

Solarwinds, Oldsmar, Colonial, JBS—with all the cybersecurity news filling our inboxes, news feeds, and social channels, your customers may finally be ready to talk about a more rigorous security strategy.

So I figured this was a relevant time to share our recently updated tech note, “groov EPIC Cybersecurity Designs and Best Practices.” It details the mindset and specific actions that can change your automation from a security vulnerability into a security asset.

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From Raspberry Pi to Factory Floor

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Some developer tips for successfully moving your project from home to the plant floor.

We know a lot of developers love to tinker and prototype projects on Raspberry Pi hardware. I do the same at my house with over 12 Raspberry Pi computers doing different things. It’s such an affordable and fun platform with a huge community behind it… what’s not to love? The challenge comes when it’s time to move your project from the house/office to the factory floor.

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Ignition Edge at the I/O level

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See how to overcome the limitations of your legacy automation in an upcoming Ignition Community Live webcast.

If you are trying to stay at the forefront of industrial automation, Inductive Automation’s Ignition Community Live events are a great way to see new technology in action.

The next event will feature the new groov RIO MM2 I/O module (GRV-R7-MM2001-10), which helps you cut the cruft out of your infrastructure and bring I/O directly into connected systems.

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Firmware update for your groov EPIC I/O modules

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Several of the groov EPIC I/O modules have new firmware updates available.

If you’re using the groov EPIC system, you’ll want to check the list of groov I/O modules that have new versions of firmware available now. These firmware updates contain both enhancements and bug fixes and are available for download on the Opto 22 website.

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Let’s talk IIoT with Industry40.tv

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Check out this recent episode of the Fourth Generation Podcast for an in-depth discussion on the realities of IIoT.

Are you overwhelmed with information on how to best approach your company’s digital transformation? Are you turned off by all the hype? In this interview with Opto 22’s Benson Hougland, Kudzai Manditereza, creator of the Industry40.tv YouTube series and host of the Fourth Generation Podcast, cuts through the hype to help listeners put these new concepts and terminology into perspective.

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Smart BBQ: Automated Concepts, Inc.

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Rapid prototyping for simple (and delicious) connected control

What does it take to turn a hobby into a business? For one barbecue enthusiast, Dave Counts of Automated Concepts, Inc. (ACI) proposed using Opto 22’s groov RIO. He thought the multifunction I/O and simple Node-RED programming would provide a lot of flexibility to help his customer design a prototype barbecue control system.

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OptoPartners – Welcome aboard

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Opto 22 continues to expand its network of system integrators and distributors.

We’d like to take the time to mention three new OptoPartners that have recently joined our OptoPartner program. We value these new members as they have proven their engineering expertise and in-depth understanding of Opto 22 hardware and software, and use it to help customers find their ideal automation and IIoT solutions.

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