Modern Wastewater: Perceptive Controls

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ICC 2021 Discover Gallery finalist, Perceptive Controls, talks about their continued success with the Waterford, MI Department of Public Works

In February of this year, we looked at a pioneering MQTT Sparkplug project at the Department of Public Works in Waterford Township, Michigan. Thanks to the work of system integrator Perceptive Controls, Waterford’s project went on to become a finalist in the 2021 Ignition Community Conference Discover Gallery and was showcased in the latest Sparkplug Working Group virtual meetup. Recently, I followed up with Kevin Finkler, software engineer at Perceptive, to talk about using MQTT in the real world.

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2 million views and counting

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Opto 22’s YouTube channel is growing with more videos and subscribers.

What started several years ago as a platform to host a few Opto 22 product videos has now reached a new milestone. The Opto 22 YouTube channel recently reached 2 million views and is closing in on 20,000 subscribers.

Whether you’re new to the industrial automation industry, or are looking for specific developer tips on using MQTT or Node-RED, the OptoVideo channel is your one stop for all things automation and digital transformation. 

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Get quick and affordable OEE data

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A recent webinar with Opto 22 technology partner Sepasoft demonstrates flexible MES solutions with groov RIO.

In case you missed it, recorded sessions from last month’s Sepasoft virtual conference are now available. Opto 22 participated in one session that explored new possibilities for evolving your MES architecture quickly and more robustly than ever before with the help of Sepasoft’s OEE Cloud platform and groov RIO.

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Join us at the Fall 2021 CODESYS Tech Talk

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The upcoming 5-day virtual event is your chance to learn, engage and discuss CODESYS tech innovations and engineering in real-time.

CODESYS is a free, platform-independent IEC 61131-3 programming tool for industrial automation systems. And if you use groov EPIC controllers, you already know EPIC supports CODESYS as a control programming option and runtime engine. CODESYS GmbH is one of Opto 22’s valued Technology Partners, and we are once again participating in their semi-annual user conference.

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Unlocking data from your PLC live at ICC

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The recording of Opto 22’s live product demo from the 2021 Ignition Community Conference is now available.

Were you able to attend Inductive Automation’s annual Ignition Community Conference (ICC) last week? This two-day virtual event featured developer panel discussions, case studies of real-world Ignition projects, the annual build-a-thon, as well as several exhibitor demo sessions. 

Opto 22’s presentation demonstrated the power of Ignition on our groov EPIC and RIO platforms, and the recorded webinar is now available for on-demand viewing.

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Podcast en Español: Industria 4.0 por NV Tech y Opto 22

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Cómo facilitar y modernizar lo que tienes que entregar usando los equipos legados y existentes — ¡no hay magia! 

Ya sea si eres integrador o cliente final, llega el día que tienes que modernizar aplicaciones existentes y necesitas hacer conexiones remotas de forma segura. Imagina poder hacer proyectos escalables y el departamento de TI te da aprobación sin problema?

Esteban Nuñez de NV Tech invitó a René Gamero, Gerente para Latinoamérica @Opto22 y platican acerca varios temas en este podcast, incluso:

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Take your projects to the next level with Sparkplug

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Join us for another webinar this week with the Eclipse Foundation and members of the Sparkplug Working Group.

Earlier this year, Opto 22 joined the Eclipse Foundation’s Sparkplug Working Group. The group’s focus is to foster further collaboration and innovation around the MQTT and Sparkplug standards, an important piece of technology in our groov EPIC and groov RIO product lines.

The Eclipse Foundation has been the home for open-source implementations of the MQTT IoT protocol since 2011. It introduced the SWG in 2020 to continue the development of Sparkplug and broaden its adoption for IIoT. As part of this week’s Inductive Community Conference, the group is hosting a webinar demonstrating the difference that Sparkplug makes in the real world.

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groov RIO lessons coming to OptoU

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Opto 22’s free online training will soon include a series on groov RIO edge I/O.

Good news for all our OptoU students as well as anyone interested in learning more about groov RIO—this new series of videos will help you become a groov RIO expert. groov RIO is the revolutionary I/O module that offers over 200,000 unique, software-configurable I/O combinations in a single, compact, PoE-powered industrial package. And now you can learn about it more easily than ever!

The groov RIO Learning Center is the best way to get hands-on experience with this new edge I/O technology, and the new OptoU training series will take you through several lessons utilizing a groov RIO learning center unit (GRV-RIO-LC).

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Optimizing PAC Project System Performance

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Updated technical note includes tips and design advice for ensuring optimal performance on all devices using PAC Project software.

If you’ve been keeping up with your OptoBlog posts, you saw last week’s news about an available update for the PAC Project Software Suite, version 10.4. If you haven’t already, make sure you download it to take advantage of the new features, enhancements, and important fixes included in this update.

But now we have more good news! Whether you’re a new user or very experienced with PAC Project and PAC Control programming, you’ll want to spend some time reviewing our latest updated tech note: Optimizing PAC Project System Performance (form 1776).

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