How to use context storage in Node-RED

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Follow along in this new developer series video as Terry Orchard guides you through storing and passing data in a Node-RED flow.

What if you need to snapshot a message from a very specific part of a Node-RED flow?

For those of you who’ve been using the Node-RED programming tool or are just getting started, Terry’s latest video provides some guidance on storing data. In a Node-RED flow, each node can add to, modify, or delete data in different ways.

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MQTT to be featured in upcoming ENTELEC Conference in Houston

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The world’s leading association of energy operators is hosting its annual conference and expo this month in Houston.

Opto 22 is partnering once again with our Tech Partner Cirrus Link Solutions to exhibit and present at the 2022 ENTELEC Conference & Expo, April 26 – 28, 2022.  Cirrus Link President and CTO, Arlen Nipper, will be giving the keynote address on April 28th. You don’t want to miss it!

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It’s time to update to groov RIO 3.3.1

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A recent firmware release provides important updates for groov RIO MM1 and MM2 devices.

Keep your groov RIO edge I/O module up to speed with the latest firmware updates and fixes. The recently released groov RIO firmware version 3.3.1 is now available. Here are some reasons you’ll want to update.

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New webinar: Enabling Indiana’s Factories for the Future

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Get insight on an exciting project that Opto 22 is involved in and hear from our Tech Partners about this groundbreaking Industry 4.0 and energy management endeavor.

Learn about how Indiana is leading the way in advancing manufacturers to make Industry 4.0 quick, simple, and cost-effective. Indiana has launched a first-of-its-kind program to enable its manufacturing industries to become the Factories of the Future. Register to attend.

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Recorded Tech Talk: CODESYS in the field with IntegrateCA

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Watch the recorded presentation from the Spring 2022 CODESYS Tech Talk and see a real-world application using groov EPIC and the CODESYS runtime engine.

If you missed attending the virtual CODESYS Tech Talk earlier this month. now you can watch the Opto 22 presentation on demand.

Opto 22’s Benson Hougland, Senior Application Engineer Garrick Reichert, and Allen Ray of Integrate Controls and Automation present a current CODESYS in-the-field application. 

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groov EPIC and RIO showcased in the UK

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Opto 22 UK distributor System Devices will be featuring groov EPIC and groov RIO at the upcoming Drives and Controls 2022 exhibition.

As the industrial automation industry returns to live, in-person events. we are pleased to announce that System Devices will be exhibiting at next week’s Drives & Controls event in Birmingham (United Kingdom). System Devices is a long-time distributor of Opto 22 products as well as being certified IoT OptoPartners and trainers.

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The Art of the Possible: The easiest path to MQTT

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Want to get started with MQTT super fast? Ian Skerrett of HiveMQ shows you how, as our guest series on the open automation ecosystem continues.

Many companies are turning to MQTT and Sparkplug to simplify the process of acquiring their industrial data. MQTT provides lightweight, publish/subscribe communication that allows you to decouple hardware from software. By removing these dependencies, you can also remove the data silos that have existed in many industrial deployments. Sparkplug provides a common format for industrial operators to send data that can be processed by different applications. The openness and data interoperability of Sparkplug makes it possible to start implementing many IIoT use cases.

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Deepsea Challenge – 10 years later

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This month marks the 10-year anniversary of James Cameron’s historic dive to the Mariana Trench with the help of Opto 22 controls.

About this time 10 years ago, I got two emails about an hour apart. The first was from my wife saying my 16-year old son had fallen off his skateboard and taken a chunk out of his elbow. The second was from my son himself, asking if he could go back and find the missing bit rather than go to hospital to get stitches.

Today, we all have a bit of a laugh about it when we recall the story. But at the time, it was pretty stressful for each of us, mostly because I was away from home half way around the world.

In fact, I was a thousand miles out at sea working with the team that was preparing the Deepsea Challenge submersible that would end up taking movie director and deep ocean explorer James Cameron to the deepest point on the planet – the Mariana Trench.

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The time is now – protect your industrial control systems

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A recent briefing from the Biden administration White House reiterates the urgency for today’s businesses to take extra cybersecurity cautions.

As current events in our world continue to escalate, the potential for Russia to retaliate against United States sanctions has become a very real threat. President Biden’s message this week warned all businesses must act now to protect themselves against cybersecurity attacks.

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Getting started with Sparkplug

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Attend a virtual Sparkplug Community meeting about the Sparkplug protocol to see first hand how it can be useful for your projects.

Ready to jump in the Sparkplug ecosystem? Unsure about where to start? The goal of this meeting of the Sparkplug community is to help you plan your adoption strategy. Please join us on March 24th for a Sparkplug Community meeting.

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