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Opto 22 introduces edge programmable industrial controller



Apr. 3, 2018 – Industrial automation manufacturer and IIoT tools developer Opto 22 has introduced a new industrial system to help address the needs of automation engineers and developers solving the automation challenges in today’s data-centric environment.

The new groov EPIC system helps solve IIoT challenges by combining I/O, control, data processing, and visualization into one secure, maintainable, edge-of-network industrial system, describes the company. Opto says the groov EPIC system is best suited for process control, machine control, OEM, manufacturing, SCADA/RTU, building and facilities, and IIoT applications. Combining intelligent I/O with an embedded Linux real-time controller, gateway functions and an integrated display, groov EPIC offers industrial hardware design with a modern software ensemble, explains the company. Features of the new system include: industrial modular intelligent I/O; real-time Linux-based automation controller; edge gateway in a single stainless-steel chassis; UL Hazardous Locations approved and ATEX compliant; integrated high-resolution colour touchscreen with HDMI output for optional external monitor; on-board system configuration, commissioning, and troubleshooting; and dual, independent Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces.