It's December already, and the New Year is right around the corner.
As usual we will be open most days between now and 2014, but please note that shipping stops for a few days while we take inventory.
Remember that the Opto 22 website is available even when we're closed. There you'll find product documents, downloads (many of them free), the OptoKnowledgeBase, OptoForums, videos, our self-training guide, and more.
Also always available is the groov website, with documents, videos, and the groov Q&A to answer your questions about Opto 22's latest product.
Here's the holiday schedule for our Headquarters and Manufacturing office:
Mon. Dec 23 - Open
Tue. Dec 24 - Open; last shipping day of the year
Wed. Dec 25 - Closed
Thu. Dec 26 - Closed
Fri. Dec 27 - Closed
Mon. Dec 30 - Open; no shipping
Tue. Dec 31 - Open; no shipping
Wed. Jan 1 - Closed
Thu. Jan 2 - Open; shipping resumes
Now you can easily build mobile interfaces for virtually any automation system.
Allen-Bradley, Siemens, GE, Schneider, Yokogawa, Modbus: with groov 2 you can securely monitor and control these and many more systems—through a groov operator interface that you can use on just about any mobile device.
Add your other automation and control systems to the same groov interface, or build separate groov interfaces for systems and equipment from other manufacturers.
And now you can download the latest, fully functional version of groov Server for Windows and take it for a spin with your own automation systems and mobile devices, for free.
What does it take? Just groov, a modern web browser, and an OPC-UA server. We recommend Kepware Technologies' KEPServerEX, a solid, well-supported communications platform with drivers for an amazing array of industrial automation systems, building automation systems, energy systems, and more. See the full KEPServerEX driver list.
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Control Engineering's annual Engineers' Choice Awards give you a voice in choosing the most significant new control, instrumentation, and automation products of the year.
And this year groov is a finalist in the Awards for 2014!
This is the 26th year Control Engineering has recognized new products. A variety of hardware, software, safety, and process control products are among the 23 categories.
Awards are chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers—and that means you. Choose your favorite products based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact.
We hope you'll vote for groov, in the Software - Mobile apps for controls, automation, instrumentation category.
Learn more about groov at groov.com.
If you've already bought groov—either the original groov Box appliance or groov Server for Windows—we want to thank you with a free upgrade to groov 2. That's an $895 value.
You can download the new version today and start talking to other manufacturers' automation systems as well as Opto 22 SNAP PAC Systems and OptoEMU Sensor energy monitoring units.
Here's how to get your free upgrade. First, log in at manage.groov.com. If you haven't activated your groov yet, you'll do that now. Then follow these steps:
- Click Show in the Details column next to your groov to see new files available for it. Click the filename to download the file and SAVE the file to your computer:
Now click Get License File and SAVE the file to your computer.
- For a groov Box, click the filename for groov Application version 2.0.
- For groov Server, click the filename for groov Server version 2.0.
You have downloaded and saved two files: the groov upgrade file and the license file.
Install the upgrade:
Last, apply the license file. In groov Build, choose Configure > Licensing. Click Select License File and locate the file you saved.
- If you have a groov Box, go to groov Admin and choose groov App Update under System in the menu tree. Locate the file you saved, click Open, and then click Update. Wait till the success message appears.
- If you have groov Server, run the new installation file.
Any questions or problems, contact Opto 22 Product Support.
Get my free groov 2 upgrade.