Another win for groov EPIC!

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For the second year in a row, groov EPIC has been selected as a winner in
Control Engineering’s Engineers’ Choice Awards.

Our team of Opto engineers was thrilled to learn groov EPIC is once again the Engineers’ Choice for IIoT edge controllers. groov EPIC was eligible and nominated to be a repeat contender this year because of the significant product updates and features added in 2019, including IEC 61131-3 programming support.

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Podcast: Integrating Edge Computing with Legacy Systems

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Listen in as Opto 22’s Josh Eastburn and Benson Hougland discuss edge computing concepts with Automation World’s Dave Greenfield.

Automation World continues its informative podcast series “Get Your Questions Answered” with an all new podcast for 2020. This podcast series connects with industry experts to answer the questions of automation tech users across the process and discrete manufacturing industries. 

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What’s new in Node-RED v1.0

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The OpenJS Foundation and nodered.org have officially released Node-RED version 1.0!

Since the previous major Node-RED version v0.20, there have been big changes and improvements to both the visual editor on the surface and the runtime under the hood. These improvements are what truly make this a full version 1.0 update, and not just an iterative v0.21. This blog post will cover what has been updated or changed at a high level, and discuss the impact on users of Node-RED running on groov EPIC.

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Oil & Gas Case Study: Blendtech cuts the cost of API 2350 compliance

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Cost-effective automated reconciliation for petroleum distribution terminals (PDTs) improves safety and accounting.

Meet Blendtech, a division of PT Industrial Electric and supplier of Terminal Automation Systems (TAS). A TAS is commonly used to automate the processes at petroleum distribution terminals to keep them running efficiently and in compliance with government regulations. 

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MQTT: Basic publishing with groov EPIC

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Wondering how to implement MQTT with groov EPIC? Follow along with this series, starting with basic string publishing.

Ever since ‘00, when the next year rolls around I think, “Welcome to the future!” Every year it feels much truer, and how could 2020 be any less? I’m excited about what we have planned for you this year. Among other things, we’re upping our commitment to MQTT in a big way. Stay tuned for announcements on that in the coming months.

For the moment, though, I want to address the current feature set groov EPIC offers for MQTT, the lightweight pub-sub communication protocol for IoT. With so many ways to do it—via groov Manage, Node-RED, or Ignition Edge—you may be wondering which, if any, is right for your application. In this series, I’m going to look at different scenarios where you might want to use MQTT and show you how to get started.

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Video series gives you tips for using Modbus TCP devices with groov EPIC

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Watch these new groov EPIC videos for tips on using your Modbus TCP devices with groov View, PAC Control, Node-RED, and Inductive Automation’s Ignition software.

Opto 22 engineer Ben Orchard is back in the Opto 22 studio with several new video lessons on communicating to Modbus TCP devices with a groov EPIC processor.

For each lesson, Ben is using a groov EPIC Learning Center (GRV-EPIC-LC) along with a Modbus SATEC P130 power meter, which is measuring the voltage and frequency of the mains power in our studio. 

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2019 Holiday Greetings, Recap & Schedule

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The end of 2019 is quickly approaching, and the Opto 22 team is once again preparing for the holidays.

As we look back on 2019, it was another EPIC year that included exciting new features and changes for the groov EPIC system. Here’s a recap of some of the highlights and our upcoming holiday schedule.

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