Opto 22’s groov Action Plan

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 @ 10:09 AM gHale

Industrial controls manufacturer Opto 22 unveiled its groov Action Plan, a service that adds mobility to applications in industrial automation, control, and remote monitoring.

The groov Action Plan result is a completed groov mobile operator interface — a custom mobile app — that authorized automation end users, machine OEMs, or other personnel can use to monitor and control systems and equipment from smartphones and tablets.

The groov Action Plan provides a planned path from concept to completion for creating, deploying, and supporting a groov mobile app.

With the groov Action Plan, an Opto 22 engineer works closely with a groov customer to understand project objectives, define requirements, and design the operator interface. The engineer also addresses networking setup and device connectivity. Graphics professionals then develop the final groov mobile app. Follow-up service and support are a part of the package.

groov Action Plan customer Class Biologically Clean (CBC) in Madison, Wisconsin, manufactures softwall cleanrooms, isolation chambers, and similar products for research and medical use.

David Holland, company vice president, said using a smartphone or tablet to monitor and control a cleanroom’s environmental system helps differentiate CBC from its competitors. For example, CBC’s groov mobile app eliminates the need to individually check several physical gauges on different pieces of equipment. Instead, environmental information for the cleanroom is on a single mobile screen.

With limited time and staff to develop the groov mobile app at CBC, Holland worked with local Opto 22 engineer Dave Engsberg to rapidly plan, develop, and deploy the groov mobile app.

The groov Action Plan specifically provides project management; 8 hours of support for configuration, IT, networking, and device connectivity; 3 completed groov operator interface pages; 1 additional year of extended maintenance for groov; and 2 hours of application support once the groov mobile app is finished.

The groov Action Plan is available for either the groov Box appliance or groov Server for Windows. The groov Action Plan is available in the USA and Canada at a list price of $2995. For more information and a free 30-minute consultation, click here to learn how to use groov in your application.

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