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Three Cheers for New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewery makes Fat Tire Ale with help from Opto 22

New Belgium Brewing, a long-time customer, was just named Food Engineering's Sustainable Plant of the Year for 2010!

It's a well-deserved honor. New Belgium's commitment to sustainability has been a key part of their corporate strategy from the beginning. They treat their own water and co-generate energy from methane gas. They use wind power and create electricity with rooftop solar panels.

At Opto, we're glad to help.

Look for our latest ad, celebrating New Belgium. You can't miss the great-looking cans of Fat Tire Ale in the ad. Look for it in Control Engineering, Food Engineering, Automation World, and Industrial Ethernet Book.

Sample QR code leads to Opto 22

Also in the ad, you'll see our latest innovation in print ads, a QR (quick response) code. QR codes are like two-dimensional barcodes. If you scan the code with your smart phone, you'll get information relating to the ad. In our case, it's a link to our video about New Belgium.

Technology—don't you love it?

Say, do you think New Belgium would be willing to change their phrase "Pack it in, pack it out" just a little? How about "PAC it in, PAC it out"?  :-)

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Webinars: PID Loop Control, Recetas en PAC Display

PID control loop, graphical plot

Next week you have two great opportunities to learn, without even leaving your office.

Next Thursday, November 18, we present Introduction to PID Loops in the morning and Recetas en PAC Display (Recipes in PAC Display, presented in Spanish) in the afternoon.

Introduction to PID Loops Seminar
When: November 18, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (GMT 18:00)
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: Customers with a basic understanding of PAC Control
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Recetas en PAC Display
Horario: Jueves, 18 de noviembre de 2010, 13:00 h. Hora del Pacífico (GMT 21:00)
Duración: 45 minutos más ronda de preguntas
Se recomienda para: Los clientes que usan los sistemas de SNAP PAC
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Get Training in Massachusetts this December

Martindale and Associates logo

Those of you in the northeastern U.S. can get hands-on SNAP PAC System training in Massachusetts this December.

Opto 22 Distributor and Certified Trainer Martindale Associates will teach you about PAC Project software, SNAP PAC controllers, and SNAP I/O in this intensive three-day class.

SNAP PAC System Training Class
When: December 14-16, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 65 Avco Road, Unit M, Haverhill, MA 01835
Price: $600 per person. Lunch is included all three days.
Space is limited to six people.

For information or to register, call or email Martindale Associates:
Phone: 978-372-2120 ext. 114
Toll-Free (in the U.S.): 1-800-447-1191
Email: training@martindaleassoc.com

Tech Tip: When To Use Legacy Versions of PAC Project User's Guides

Do you use older Opto 22 equipment like mistic I/O or Ultimate I/O with your SNAP PAC System?

If you do, make sure you have the legacy versions of the PAC Project user's guides. In some cases these older I/O units are addressed differently, respond differently, or require different commands than current products. The legacy guides include those differences.

Here are the user's guides you'll need, depending on the equipment you have:

Parts Document Name Form
Legacy serial mistic I/O units
Requires a SNAP PAC S-series controller
and PAC Project Professional
Legacy Edition, PAC Control User's Guide
Legacy Edition, PAC Control Command Reference
Legacy Edition, PAC Control Commands Quick Reference
Legacy Edition, PAC Display User's Guide
Legacy Edition, PAC Manager User's Guide*

Legacy Ethernet I/O units
SNAP Ultimate I/O, SNAP Ethernet I/O,
SNAP Simple I/O

* Also covers E1 and E2

If you have any questions about using legacy and current products together—for example, which SNAP I/O modules can be used with older brains—the best place to look is the Legacy and Current Product Comparison and Compatibility Charts. These charts detail which products work together and also compare features on older and current controllers, brains, and software.

For more information on migration from older products to the SNAP PAC System, see the Migration topic page.

Questions? Comments? Contact Opto 22 Product Support.


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