Opto22Groov

Opto 22 manufactures controllers, I/O, solid-state relays, and software products linking electrical, mechanical, and electronic devices to networks and computers.

Opto 22 products are used to monitor, control, and get data from all the machines and devices that are essential to the business.

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What is groov?

What’s Groov and where does it fit into the IoT?

Groov is Opto 22’s simple way to build and view a mobile operator interface to monitor and control devices, systems, and equipment from your smartphone or tablet.

You build your mobile interface—your own mobile app—using any computer with a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE10).

  • No programming or coding is required. You can mix devices and equipment from different manufacturers in the same interface if you wish.
  • Works with Apple iOS or Android mobile devices with the free groov View app.
  • Or you can view the same interface on any brand computer or device with a modern web browser—even a web-enabled HDTV.

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What you can do with groov

groov Box Solo

GROOV-AR1-BASE is the plug-and-play groov Box appliance that includes all groov software.

  • Plug it into your computer network and begin building your mobile operator interface right away.
  • A self-contained, industrially hardened appliance, the groov Box includes two independent 1-GB Ethernet interfaces and USB expansion for wireless LAN interfaces.
  • The Box has a solid-state fanless design with no moving parts, a wide 0-70 °C (32-158 °F) operating temperature range, and a compact footprint
GROOV-AR1-BASE provides the groov Solo platform. groov Solo lets you monitor and control one Modbus/TCP device or one Opto 22 SNAP PAC controller (SNAP PAC R-series, S-series, SoftPAC, or an OptoEMU Sensor energy monitoring unit.

No intermediary servers or protocol converters are required.

Ethernet Communication (wired) Two independent 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 connectors, each with a separate IP address (separate subnets)
Ethernet Comm (wireless) 802.11 b/g/n provided by a commercial USB WiFi adapter that has been tested and approved by Opto 22
Security (wireless) WEP64
WEP128
WPA PSK (also known as WPA Personal)
WPA2 PSK (also known as WPA2 Personal)

groov Server

GROOV-SVR-WIN-BASE is installed on a Microsoft Windows computer and runs as a service. The groov software is stored and served on the Windows PC.

GROOV-SVR-WIN-BASE provides the groov Solo platform. groov Solo lets you monitor and control one Modbus/TCP device or one Opto 22 SNAP PAC controller (SNAP PAC R-series, S-series, SoftPAC, or an OptoEMU Sensor energy monitoring unit). No intermediary servers or protocol converters are required.

To build operator interfaces
with groov you’ll need:

  • Any computer with a modern web browser. (This can be the same computer where Server is installed, or a separate computer. The computer used to build interfaces does not have to be a Windows PC.)

To install and run groov Server you’ll need:

  • A PC on the same network as your SNAP PAC controller, with one of the following Microsoft® operating systems:
    • Windows® 7 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 8 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

NOTE: .NET Framework 3.5 or greater is required for all operating systems.

  • A minimum of 250 MB available disk space to install groov Server. Additional disk space is required to create projects. (Projects may be created on this PC or on another computer.)

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