Two new groov EPIC I/O modules for power monitoring and universal I/O

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Learn about two new I/O modules just announced for the groov EPIC controller.

Two highly anticipated groov EPIC modules are here: the 3-phase power monitoring module with 64 channels of data (!), and the highly flexible, software-configurable multifunction, multi-signal module. These new modules can take your system to another level of efficiency and another step closer to your digital transformation goals.

Are you looking to lower your energy spend, avoid equipment failure, and reduce carbon emissions? These latest I/O offerings allow engineers to bring energy, performance, and machine health data directly from the edge into backend systems, for old and new equipment alike, aiming to reduce complexity, cost, and timelines.

Let’s take a closer look at these new I/O options: 

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New OptoPartner videos en Español

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New videos help you get to know Sincrón Diseño Electronico, Opto 22’s long time partner in Colombia.

OptoPartner and distributor Sincrón Diseño Electronico has recently developed a couple of exciting videos for our Spanish-speaking audience.

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How to set up port redirection on groov EPIC

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Newly added in EPIC firmware 3.3.1 : manage unsecured devices on-prem or at remote sites through secure, on-demand connections.

Last week in the OptoBlog, Ben Orchard shared an overview of what’s included in the latest groov EPIC firmware update 3.3.1. One of the highlights was a new networking tool: Port Redirect.

If you’ve updated to 3.3.1 and you’re itching to try this new feature out, here’s a step-by-step outline on how it works on a groov EPIC (GRV-EPIC-PR1 or GRV-EPIC-PR2).

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SNAP PAC to groov EPIC – is it time?

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Opto 22’s updated technical note helps current SNAP PAC users decide if, when, and how to migrate to the newer groov EPIC system.

Opto 22 customers have been relying on the SNAP PAC system for their controls and automation applications for almost 15 years. But now you keep hearing about the new technology of the groov EPIC system.

How is it different?

Should you make the switch?

What would be the benefits of upgrading, and what issues would arise from making the change?

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New groov EPIC firmware 3.3.1 is here

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Several highly requested features have been added to the latest firmware update for groov EPIC PR1 and PR2.

Even with the Covid pandemic lingering on, our mostly remote team of software engineers at Opto 22 have been hard at work. As a result, we have a groov EPIC firmware update that addresses a bunch of requested features, and like any software update, some bug fixes as well.

Simply known as version 3.3.1, you can freely download and take advantage of these improvements right away.

Let’s take a look at what’s new…

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MQTT & Sparkplug success stories

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A recent webinar hosted by the Eclipse Foundation highlights the power of MQTT with Sparkplug in industrial automation applications.

As a member of the Eclipse Foundation’s Sparkplug Working Group, Opto 22 was invited to participate in a webinar with fellow group members to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Sparkplug protocol.

Sparkplug is ready to transform the automation industry by making MQTT infrastructure interoperable, out of the box. Watch and learn from case study examples how this technology can make digital transformation a reality.

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CODESYS and groov EPIC in the real world

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Watch the “CODESYS in the field” presentation from the Fall 2021 CODESYS Tech Talk.

In case you missed the Fall CODESYS Tech Talk virtual event, we have an important session to share with you. As an experienced Opto 22 user and engineer, Jared Bates from Rust Automation & Controls joined us to present a current water/wastewater application that uses the CODESYS runtime engine on groov EPIC.

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groov RIO is a contender again

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The groov RIO MM2 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 19 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 second groov RIO model (GRV-R7-MM2001-10) has been named a finalist in the I/O & Networking Edge Computing category. Now it’s up to engineering and automation professionals like yourself to cast your votes and determine the 2022 winners.

VOTE NOW

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How to configure SSL/TLS server certificates on groov devices

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Security certificates are critical tools for designing cybersecure automation systems, and they’re easier to set up on your groov devices than you might think.

Have you ever seen a warning message from your browser telling you a connection is untrusted and asking if you want to proceed anyway? If you’re connecting to groov Manage, then the connection this message refers to is actually your groov EPIC or RIO!

But what if I told you that in a few simple steps you can prove to browsers and other connected systems that network communications to your groov devices are secure, encrypted, and protecting your automation assets?

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New video: Cybersecurity out of the box

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Watch and learn what it means to have a secure industrial controls system.

Industrial automation has long been known to carry cybersecurity vulnerabilities at the levels of both technology and practice. Legacy PLCs weren’t designed for connections to untrusted LANs or the internet, and the old password-on-a-sticky-note security policy just doesn’t cut it anymore. So, what’s the solution?

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