OptoPartner program going strong

Darran News

Welcome two more integration companies with groov EPIC and RIO expertise to the OptoPartner program.

It’s always exciting to see how Opto 22 products are used in field applications and our growing list of OptoPartners gives customers even more options for finding their ideal product solution. OptoPartners are experienced and skilled in using our industrial control products and are qualified to help with integrating, installing, and maintaining Opto 22 systems.

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New videos help you start programming with groov RIO and Node-RED

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Opto 22’s Node-RED expert Terry Orchard shares a new series of videos for developers to help get the most out of your groov RIO.

Our Node-RED videos continue to be one of the most watched series on our website and YouTube channel. Included in both groov EPIC and groov RIO, Node-RED is an open-source software program used to wire together devices, databases, cloud applications, and APIs (application program interfaces) with simple logic flows. It’s growing in popularity, and engineers, programmers, and developers are hungry to learn more. 

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New guide to using MQTT/Sparkplug B

Darran News

Waiting to dip your toe into the MQTT pool? Jump into this new user guide, and get started with MQTT and Sparkplug B on your Opto 22 groov products.

If you’re already an OptoBlog subscriber, chances are you’ve become familiar with the MQTT protocol. We understand it can be a little daunting to take the leap into a new approach, though, so we expanded and revised our popular four-part MQTT blog series to create a complete guidebook for lightning fast MQTT publication on Opto 22’s groov EPIC and RIO.

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groov RIO is in the running for the 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Darran News

groov RIO has been announced as a finalist for Control Engineering magazine’s annual awards program.

It’s that time of year again! Control Engineering just revealed their line up of new products that represent some of this year’s best innovations in control, instrumentation and automation.  Products fall under 29 different categories ranging from hardware, IIoT, machine control, and motion control, to network integration, power, process control, safety and software.

We’re pleased to announce that Opto 22’s groov RIO has been named a finalist in the I/O Systems category. Now it’s up to engineering and automation professionals like yourself to cast your votes to determine the 2021 winners.

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COVID-19 Update on Product Availability, Support, and Services

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Latest update: Manufacturing at full capacity, fewer shipping delays, phones and live chat, expanded online training, new tools for engineering assistance, and more

As we continue to respond to changes resulting from the pandemic—changes mandated by government and changes we feel necessary to keep our employees safe—we have also retooled and streamlined customer service for you.

I’m happy to report that manufacturing is now at full capacity, and the shipping delays we experienced earlier are reduced. We are fortunate that our facility provides plenty of space for social distancing among our staff with excellent ventilation. Your orders can be safely filled and processed without delay.

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A RIO review for beginners

Darran News

OptoPartner SolisPLC shares an out-of-the-box experience and tutorial using their first groov RIO module.

You might remember SolisPLC’s Vlad Romanov from an earlier OptoBlog post this year. He was looking for an industrially hardened platform for running Ignition Edge and became interested in learning more about the groov EPIC system. Opto 22 sent him a groov EPIC Learning Center (GRV-EPIC-LC) so he could take it for a test drive.

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New Opto 22 Visio Stencils Now Available

Darran HMI, News

New Microsoft® Visio Stencil libraries representing products like groov EPIC and groov RIO are now available on the Opto 22 website.

Are you drawing or creating graphics for your control system diagrams or HMIs? We’d like to help you with that. Our engineering and graphics teams have worked together to create some detailed Microsoft Visio Stencils of Opto 22 products, including new templates for groov EPIC and groov RIO.

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