By DE StaffAutomation Motion Control Machine Building
Opto 22 groov EPIC firmware update adds VPN access and Inductive Automation Ignition options.
Opto 22 released firmware update 1.4.1 for its groov EPIC Edge Programmable Industrial Controller. The system now offers VPN (virtual private network) client technology to connect to an OpenVPN-based VPN server. Users can also choose between Inductive Automation’s Ignition Edge or the full Ignition platform, which allows groov EPIC to serve as a hardened OPC-UA server to legacy PLCs. The update introduces diagnostic and troubleshooting tools, as well as the embedded groov Manage application to pinpoint networking problems. Other enhancements include network interfaces having control over gateway and DNS/DHCP configurations; support for Opto 22’s serial communication module (GRV-CSERI-4).