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James Cameron and DEEPSEA CHALLENGE Make History

James Cameron explores the Mariana Trench with the help of Opto 22 - Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

What's at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest place in the ocean? Recently, an Opto 22 PAC controller!

On March 26th, when filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron made his historical solo dive nearly 7 miles (11 km) deep, Opto 22's SNAP PAC System sat at the heart of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the technologically advanced submersible he piloted.

As reported on the National Geographic DEEPSEA CHALLENGE website, Opto 22's own Ben Orchard provided on-site technical support for the sub, helping with programming, electrical engineering, and "almost every aspect of the electronics and computer systems."

We're proud to be an integral part of this expedition—the first solo dive to this depth and the first return to Challenger Deep in over 50 years.

The observations and samples brought to light will fuel scientific and practical advances in biology and geology, from learning how life survives at extreme pressures to finding out more about earthquakes and their resulting tsunamis. We're glad we could help.

More details to come. Stay tuned!


New Serial Communication Module for Controller Area Network (CAN)

SNAP-SCM-CAN2B communication module for Controller Area Network (CAN)

Announcing the new SNAP-SCM-CAN2B communication module, released along with PAC Project version 9.2.

The SNAP-SCM-CAN2B receives data from a Controller Area Network (CAN), so you can use the data in your PAC Control strategy. The new module provides one channel of input (it does not transmit).

To make it easier to use, the new CAN Integration Kit for PAC Project™ (part number PAC-INT-CAN) provides sample PAC Control flowcharts to help you configure your module to receive data. The integration kit supports CAN protocols J1939, NMEA 2000, and ISO 11783.

Using PAC Control, you import the integration kit's example charts into your PAC Control strategy and then modify the examples as necessary. For more information on using the integration kit, see form 1983, the CAN Integration Kit for PAC Project Guide.

See the new CAN communication module.

Managing Power and Devices at Remote Telecom Sites

Telecommunications tower

If you had to manage a widespread infrastructure of remote communication towers, telephone exchanges, data centers, and more, how would you do it?

The national telephone company of Venezuela, Compañía Anónima Teléfonos de Venezuela (CANTV), solved this complex problem with help from Opto 22 and our Florida-based distributor Optomize, Inc.

CANTV provides all landline and mobile telephone service, Internet access, and data transport for a country of more than 28 million people. Our new application brief shows how the company has successfully centralized power, device, and alarm data. In the process they've also reduced energy use, decreased incident response time, and improved service quality.

Read the application brief.

Energy Management Webinar Recording Available

Energy management webinar with eSight and Opto 22 eSight Energy and Opto 22 logos

If you missed our recent webinar on energy management, no problem. You can still find out how to reduce energy consumption and costs by up to 30%.

  • Learn about the benefits of energy management
  • See real-life examples of actual savings achieved
  • Discover how OptoEMU Sensors quickly and easily integrate with eSight EMS

Listen to the archived Introduction to Energy Management Webinar, hosted by eSight Energy and Opto 22.


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