Updates to Opto 22’s groov Improve Interface Development and Expand Mobile Device Support
Melissa Larson | August 20, 2014
Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced groov version 2.2, a significant update to the company’s groov web-based mobile operator interface software. Software makes it simple to build and use effective, scalable operator interfaces on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices so that authorized users can monitor or control almost any automation system. groov 2.2 adds and improves dynamic screen objects (gadgets), expands real-time trending gadgets with multiple pens and data buffering, and makes several time-saving tool improvements to the screen-building and editing environment. Product also improves the ability to customize separate screens for PCs and mobile devices in the same groov project, so the best interface is used for each size platform. groov lets industrial automation end-users, system integrators, machine OEMs, or any authorized person quickly and securely manage automation, building, and other control systems from a mobile device.
groov 2.2 screen gadgets include a new Momentary Button gadget that works like a normally-open/normally-closed mechanical button, writing a value once when it is pressed and once when it is released. The Momentary Button gadget is useful in applications where a push-hold-release button is well suited for a task such as jogging a drive feed or panning an IP camera.