Control Engineering June 2014-CE : Page-87

ADVER TISEMENT groov® connects your system to your mobile Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley, Siemens, GE, Schneider Electric, Yokogawa … Now groov from Opto 22 makes it easy to monitor and control your automation system or equipment from your smartphone or tablet. Gauges, buttons, labels, even live video all scale to fi t, but never become too small to use. But should you use o -the-shelf mobile devices in automation? Imagine what you can do… Troubleshoot equipment in the fi eld with your smartphone. Check a live video feed and production fi gures from a tablet. Control equipment in hard-to-reach areas from a laptop. Use a tablet as an operator interface for your machine. Before you do, take a good look at the pros and cons. Read four key considerations plus practical advice for choosing mobile devices in the white paper, Using Commercial Off-the-Shelf Mobile Devices in Industrial Automation: “Russian Roulette” or the “New Normal”? http://op22.co/cots-mobile-wp Mobility —Securely view a groov operator interface on any mobile device with a modern web browser, regardless of its size or brand. Android, iOS, Windows. Your choice. Simplicity —Build a groov mobile interface using just a web browser. No plugins. Drag and drop gadgets to build screens; tag gadgets from your existing tag database. No coding. No programming. Connectivity —Connect to industrial automation systems, building automation systems, power systems, and more. No per-device or per-user fees. How can groov connect to all these systems and work on any mobile device? It’s simple: groov is built on industry standards rather than proprietary systems. OPC-UA lets groov connect to your systems and equipment. Standards like HTML5, CSS3, and SVG let your groov interface scale gracefully to match mobile screen sizes. About Opto 22 groov comes from Opto 22’s 40 years of experience pushing the boundaries in industrial automation, remote monitoring, and data acquisition. Like all our products, groov is based on open standards, built by engineers, and manufactured and supported in the U.S.A. Get your groov today and see what you can do. See the demo and fi nd out more at groov.com . systemseng@opto22.com | 800-321-6786 | www.groov.com input #55 at www.controleng.com/information

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