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Code Contest Ends Today - Vote Now!

Enter the Opto 22 Code Contest

We've had some great entries in our summer Code Contest on OptoForums. The contest ends today, and now it's time to VOTE for your favorite entries.

Vote now; voting closes next Monday, July 30th. When you're voting, remember that the entry should be:

  • Well documented
  • Portable, so others can use it
  • Usable
  • Creative

Here's how to vote.

1. Go to OptoForums and log in.
(If you don't have an account, apply for a MyOpto account now. It's free and easy to get, and then you can post your own questions and answers on the forums as well as vote in the contest.)

2. Click the Code Contest forum and then click the entry you want to vote on.

3. At the top of the thread, click Rate This Thread (you won't see this unless you're logged in). Set the number of stars you want to give to that entry and click Vote Now.

If you have any questions about the contest or voting, read the sticky notes at the top of the thread.

Good luck, and may the best code win!

Energy Waste is History

eSight Energy Summit 2012

Join us at the eSight Energy Annual Summit in Chicago this August and hear the latest ideas for managing energy and reducing utility costs. Admission to the Summit is free.

Visit Opto 22's Silver Sponsor booth and see how easy it is to get detailed energy data for your building or facility. Benson Hougland and Arun Sinha will demonstrate the OptoEMU Sensor (see video) and answer your questions. Once you have the data, you'll have the information you need to save money on energy.

What: eSight Energy Annual Summit
Where: Chicago History Museum
When: August 14, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Register or find out more: eSight Energy Summit

Energy Waste is History. We'll see you at the Summit.

Get the Latest Product Guides and Compatibility Charts

Want specs on the latest SNAP I/O modules? Need to know what parts work together? We've recently updated some useful product documents on our website:

SNAP PAC System Specification Guide—This handy guide introduces the four components of the SNAP PAC System: software, controllers, brains, and I/O. It shows you how to choose the parts you need for your system and includes architectural diagrams, specifications, plus wiring and dimensional drawings for all parts. A best-seller.

Legacy and Current Product Comparison and Compatibility Charts—Ever wonder if you can use a SNAP-AITM-8 thermocouple input module with a SNAP Ultimate controller/brain? Or what you'd gain by upgrading from a SNAP-B3000-ENET to a SNAP-PAC-EB1? These charts will tell you. There's a lot of detail here, and you'll save a lot of time and trouble when you know up front what works with what.

OptoMMP Protocol Guide—For all you developers who make custom software for Opto 22 products, here's an update to the protocol guide, with new memory map addresses and the data you need to talk to new I/O modules and brains.

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Tech Tip: Relative Paths in PAC Display

Relative Paths in PAC Display HMI software

You asked for it, and the latest version of PAC Display's got it: now you can indicate a relative path to your PAC Control strategy file.

  • Developing on one PC and deploying on another is much faster and easier with relative paths.
  • You can work on a local computer or in the cloud without having to redirect PAC Display to the strategy file when you switch.
  • And two people can work more easily on the same project.

System integrators will find the new feature a real time-saver, but anyone who works on more than one PC or network drive will be glad it's there.

To use relative paths, just make sure to check the "Make Path Relative to Project" box when configuring the control engine (see image at right).

Get the latest version of PAC Display with relative paths.

Questions? Comments? Contact Opto 22 Product Support.


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