How to build IIoT solutions with Ignition 8 and MQTT

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A new webinar, hosted by Cirrus Link Solutions, explores the tools used to build an IIoT solution with Ignition and MQTT — both part of the groov EPIC system.

Virtual events have become a necessity in today’s business environment, and you’ll want to add this upcoming webinar to your schedule. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Continuation of  Support and Services

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As an essential supplier to critical infrastructure sectors, Opto 22 is committed to providing customer service and technical support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

As the local, national, and global Coronavirus situation changes on a daily basis, we want you to have the latest news on how Opto 22 is working with our customers and staff to continue operations under COVID-19 restrictions.

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New UK Partner for Asyril’s Asycube Flexible Parts Feeders

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Who Are Asyril and What Do They Do? Asyril develops, produces and markets high performance robotic parts feeding systems for components from <0.1 up to 150mm in size. All Asycubes products are based on our innovative 3-Axis Vibration Technology which is compatible with 99% of all part geometries and materials. Asyril’s standardized feeding systems allow for minimal production changeover times, …

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Team Opto is online and at the ready

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With the uncertainty in the world today caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important to know Opto 22 is still committed to being your trusted automation supplier.

As you’ve seen more precautionary measures unfold this week from businesses around the globe, rest assured Opto 22 is taking the necessary steps to keep normal operations going while also protecting its staff.

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Making digital transformation a reality

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Join Opto 22 at the 5th annual Smart Industry Base Camp conference in Chicago March 30 – April 1.


Opto engineers are looking forward to returning to Smart Industry Base Camp to share some key insights on helping you meet your digital transformation and IIoT goals in 2020.

This three day conference focuses on the digital transformation of industrial organizations, including manufacturing, processing as well as energy and water infrastructure.

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More I/O options for groov EPIC

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Another groov I/O module was just released as the groov EPIC system continues to expand.

We’ve just added GRV-IVIRMS-10 to our growing list of I/O options for
groov EPIC.

As the latest addition to the family of analog voltage input modules, GRV-IVIRMS-10 provides true RMS (root mean square) voltage monitoring for 10 inputs up to 300 VAC/VDC with channel-to-channel isolation and 20-bit resolution. True RMS calculation is critical for non-sinusoidal power monitoring applications such as variable speed drives (VSD), heating controls, computers, HVAC, and solid-state components where typical peak measurement averaging can under- or over-shoot actual voltage by 5 – 40%.

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MQTT: Faster, better with Sparkplug B

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In part 2 of our series, we look at how to set up groov Manage and Ignition Edge for publishing with Sparkplug B payloads.

MQTT is the darling of enterprise IoT because of its efficiency, simplicity, and flexibility, which makes it ideal for use in applications that communicate with resource-constrained edge-of-network devices. After being nurtured for years within IBM, and incorporated into their smart energy, health, and utilities solutions, MQTT has become the chosen messaging protocol across all the major cloud IoT platforms as well as highly scalable applications, like Facebook Messenger.

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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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