The Evolution of Control Systems

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Tune into this recent Manufacturing Hub podcast where Opto 22’s Benson Hougland discusses how control systems have changed over time and what the future looks like.

In today’s world of industrial automation, podcasts, webinars, online forums and communities are playing a vital role in educating engineers and keeping them informed of the latest technologies. The Manufacturing Hub podcast is growing in popularity and has become a great resource for all levels of automation professionals.

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Ready to write a CODESYS project?

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Use your PLC programming experience to program groov EPIC.

Ready to write a control program for your groov EPIC, but not sure how to get started? With three options to write your control program–PAC Control, the easy-to-learn flowchart language, the Linux-based Secure Shell (SSH) to run your custom program, and CODESYS, an IEC-61131-3 compliant language–which do you choose?

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Measure live power and energy consumption

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Take a closer look at the new EPIC I/O  module (GRV-IVAPM-3) and get up to speed on how to install and configure it for your power monitoring applications.

Hopefully, you caught the recent blog post that announced our new 3-phase groov Power Monitoring module (GRV-IVAPM-3). In this next blog post, we’ll take a closer look at this module to help you get up to speed on how to install and configure it for your power monitoring applications.

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New year, new OptoPartners

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Ringing in 2022 with some new additions to the OptoPartner program.

As our network of system integrators continues to grow, we’re looking forward to an exciting year of new projects and applications that these Opto 22 experts bring. 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. As usual, we asked our new partners to give a quick overview of their company to share on our website.

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Important information about Log4Shell/Log4j (CVE-2021-44228)

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Which products are affected, and how to update your affected systems

Opto 22 engineers have addressed the Log4Shell/Log4j vulnerability recently reported in news media this week. Firmware and software updates for affected products are now available. Opto 22 urges you to apply these updates immediately, regardless of whether you’re using groov View.

The Log4j vulnerability affects all products running groov View software, including: 

  • GRV-EPIC-PR1, GRV-EPIC-PR2
  • GROOV-AR1, GROOV-AR1-BASE, GROOV-AR1-SNAP
  • GROOV-AT1, GROOV-AT1-SNAP
  • GROOV-SVR-WIN, GROOV-SVR-WIN-BASE, GROOV-SVR-WIN-SNAP

Please see this Opto KB Article (KB90085) for more details.

Please note that the following Opto 22 products are NOT affected:

  • groov RIO (GRV-R7-MM1001-10 and GRV-R7-MM2001-10)
  • SNAP I/O brains, SNAP PAC controllers, and the PAC Project software suite
  • Legacy products including mistic, Optomux, FactoryFloor, and others 

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2021 Holiday Greetings and End-of-year Schedule

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Seasons Greetings from Opto 22 as we look back on the year 2021.

As we reflect on another year, we want to convey our deepest appreciation to all our customers, distributors, partners, and loyal Opto users. We are grateful for your support and commitment to Opto 22 products, and we promise to continue to innovate and provide cutting-edge solutions to you in 2022.

Let’s take a moment for a quick year-in-review.

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OptoForums Top 5 for 2021

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Get a recap of the most searched topics and popular OptoForum posts of the year.

Let’s take a look back at 2021 through the eyes of the OptoForums. You remember last year’s top 5, right?

For starters, we had almost 200 more people sign up this year over last. (Y-Axis below is the number of daily sign-ups).

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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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