New Version of Opto 22's groov Now Works With Any Automation System

New Version of Opto 22's groov Now Works With Any Automation System 
Zero-Programming, Web-Based Mobile Operator Interface System Works
With Automation Systems From Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Schneider
Electric, GE, Mitsubishi, and Many More 
TEMECULA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/12/13 --  Industrial automation
manufacturer Opto 22 has announced groov version 2.0, a web-based
mobile operator interface system that simplifies building and using
effective, scalable operator interfaces on smartphones, tablets, and
other mobile devices -- all with no programming. groov lets
industrial automation end-users, system integrators, machine OEMs,
technicians, or any authorized person quickly and securely monitor
and control PLCs and PACs like Allen-Bradley ControlLogix and
CompactLogix, Siemens SIMATIC S7, Schneider Electric Modicon, GE
PACSystems, and other controllers, all from a mobile device. groov
gets important data out of process control, OEM machines, and
manufacturing systems and into operators' hands. 
Try Before You Buy
 A fully functional version of groov Server for
Windows is available to download and try so you can see your own
system's data on a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. Just
download and install the software-based groov Server for Windows.
groov 2.0 will be available at groov.com on Nov. 22, 2013. Simple
instructions walk you through software setup, connecting to one or
more systems, and building simple interfaces so you can quickly see
realtime system data on a mobile device. groov operates for two hours
without a license. 
What's groov?
 groov is a zero-programming, web-based way to build,
deploy, and view effective, scalable operator interfaces to monitor
and control systems and equipment using mobile devices and other
computer-based systems. These operator interfaces can be viewed on
almost any mobile device or computer regardless of its manufacturer,
operating system, or screen size, including smartphones, tablets,
PCs, and even smart high-definition televisions.  
groov can augment existing human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems by making
important information available at any time and in any location.
groov is available as either the standalone groov Box hardware 
appliance or the PC-based groov Server for Windows software.  
groov uses a standard method of securely communicating with devices
on the plant floor, including PLCs, DCSs, PACs, databases, and OPC-DA
servers called OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA).  
groov works with Kepware Technologies' KEPServerEX communications
platform. Kepware has developed hundreds of device drivers for
communicating with diverse automation systems, databases, building
automation systems, and more. 
Pricing and Availability
 groov 2.0 will be available on Nov. 22,
2013. Choose either the groov Box hardware appliance (GROOV-AT1) at a
list price of $2895.00 USD, or groov Server for Windows software
(GROOV-SVR-WIN) at a list price of $2695.00 USD. For more
information, contact Opto 22 Pre-Sales at 951-695-3000 or toll free
at 800-321-6786, or visit groov.com. 
An OPC-UA server is also required, and we recommend the KEPServerEX
communications platform from Kepware Technologies. Call Kepware at
207-775-1660 or visit info.kepware.com/kepserverex-and-groov for more
information. A fully functional version of KEPServerEX is available
that operates for two hours without a license. 
About Opto 22
 Opto 22 develops and manufactures hardware and
software for applications involving industrial automation and
control, energy management, remote monitoring, and data acquisition.
Designed and made in the U.S.A., Opto 22 products have an established
reputation worldwide for ease-of-use, innovation, quality, and
reliability. Opto 22 products, including the groov mobile operator
interface, use standard, commercially available networking and
computer technologies, and are used by automation end-users, OEMs,
and information technology and operations personnel in over 10,000
installations worldwide. The company was founded in 1974 and is
privately held in Temecula, California, U.S.A. Opto 22 products are
available through a global network of distributors and system
integrators. For more information, contact Opto 22 headquarters at
+1-951-695-3000 or visit www.opto22.com. 
About Kepware Technologies
 Kepware Technologies is a private
software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine.
Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses
connect diverse automation devices and software applications. From
plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of
customers in a variety of international vertical markets including
Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power Distribution,
and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100
countries, Kepware's software solutions help thousands of businesses
improve operations and decision making. Learn more at
www.kepware.com. 
Electronic copies of this release and related photographs are
available at http://www.opto22.com/site/pressroom.aspx 
Contact:
David Hill
Marketing Communications
800-321-6786 / 951-695-3010
dhill@opto22.com 
 
 
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