Take your projects to the next level with Sparkplug

Darran News

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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Time to update: PAC Project 10.4 is here

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Take advantage of several new features, fixes and improvements in this latest release of the PAC Project software suite, R10.4.

Whether you use Opto 22’s basic or professional version of the PAC Project Software Suite, you’ll want to hear about some new features and enhancements just added to PAC Control as well as some fixes for PAC Display. Let’s review the highlights.

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Flexible MES solutions with groov RIO

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Opto 22 will be joining Technology Partner Sepasoft for a free virtual conference showcasing their latest MES modules.

The Opto 22 events calendar continues to fill up with opportunities to work with our Technology Partners – which means more chances for you to see how our products work together in real-time, with real application scenarios.

A manufacturing execution system (MES) is used to control, track, and document the transformation of raw materials into finished goods in real-time. MES systems are capable of tracking production by the second and, in some cases, less than one second. Opto Tech Partner Sepasoft wants to show you what this type of MES technology can mean for your business in a free, half-day virtual conference.

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How to select the right HMI solution for your groov device

Darran HMI, News

Sharpen your drawing tools. It’s time to go to work.

Visualization for industrial automation is bigger than it’s ever been, and it’s not just about control anymore. As it becomes increasingly important to turn data into information efficiently and ubiquitously, visualization platforms deal with more data types, presentation formats, and a broader range of users and use cases. As always, Opto 22 gives you many tools so you can choose what fits your project best. Let’s take a look at some of those options.

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OptoPartner Video – meet Automated Concepts

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Our OptoPartner video series continues with an introduction and overview of Automated Concepts Inc.

Based in Texas, Automated Concepts Inc has been a part of the OptoPartner integrator program for quite some time. With over 20 years experience in the field, we wanted you to hear directly from them about the types of projects they’re working on and what technologies are bringing them success.

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CODESYS vs PAC Control

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Which is right for you?

In this series, I’ve been talking about the strengths of CODESYS for control programming on the groov EPIC platform, but it’s not your only option. You can use CODESYS, Opto 22’s flowchart-based PAC Control, or custom applications built using secure shell access (SSH). Whether you’re a CODESYS developer building projects on groov EPIC or still deciding which programming approach to take, it’s worth understanding how and when each tool might be right for you. This post compares CODESYS and PAC Control head to head to help you decide which approach to take for your project.

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Secure & democratize your OT data with Ignition Edge and groov EPIC at ICC

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Join us at the annual Ignition Community Conference for virtual networking and more Ignition learning opportunities.

It’s almost September, which means it’s time for Inductive Automation’s annual Ignition Community Conference (ICC). This year’s event will once again be a virtual experience that brings together Ignition software experts and thought leaders from around the world. 

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