Mobile app platform updates include email notification, simulated tag database, low-cost enhancements

Opto 22's groov 3.0 is an update to the platform with added features like email event notifications, enhancements to the interface development environment, and options to select the platform most suitable for the user.

By Opto 22 April 2, 2015

Opto 22’s groov 3.0 is an update to the platform with added features like email event notifications, enhancements to the interface development environment, and a simulated tag database. groov is a mobile operator interface system that connects machines, equipment, and control systems with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The enhanced event notification allows industrial automation end-users, system integrators, and machine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to receive immediate email messages when a connected machine or system needs attention. Email messages can also be customized and sent to groups or individuals and messages can include equipment data, time/date stamps, and real-time visual data.

Additional features in groov 3.0 include an improved build interface development environment, where it’s easier to position, align, and group on-screen objects. Another feature is a data simulator that provides simulated dynamic values for onscreen gadgets. This feature can help test onscreen gadgets or simulate tags and variables during screen development. 

groov 3.0 also offers the users the ability to select the right groov platform for an application. Platform choice depends on how many Modbus/TCP-ready devices or SNAP PAC controllers will be connected to groov, and if an OPC UA server will be used.

The platforms are groov Solo, which connects to one Modbus/TCP device or one SNAP PAC controller and is useful for machine builders and OEMs. groov Plus connects to multiple Modbus/TCP devices and SNAP PAC controllers and is ideal for multi-machine or system applications. groov Enterprise connects to machines, PLCs, and other equipment and systems that support OPC UA, in addition to multiple Modbus/TCP devices and SNAP PAC controllers.

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Author Bio: Opto 22 designs and manufactures industrial control products and Internet of Things platforms that bridge the gap between information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT). Based on a core design philosophy of leveraging open, standards-based technology, Opto 22 products are deployed worldwide in industrial automation, process control, building automation, industrial refrigeration, remote monitoring, and data acquisition applications. Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A., Opto 22 products have a worldwide reputation for ease-of-use, innovation, quality, and reliability. For over 40 years OEMs, machine builders, automation end-users, and information technology and operations personnel have and continue to trust Opto 22 to deliver high-quality products with superior reliability. 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