Industrial controls manufacturer Opto 22 has announced thegroovAction Plan, a service that adds mobility to applications in industrial automation, control and remote monitoring. ThegroovAction Plan result is a completedgroovmobile operator interfacea custom mobile appthat authorized automation end-users, machine OEMs, or other personnel can use to monitor and control systems and equipment from smartphones and tablets. ThegroovAction Plan provides a planned path from concept to completion for creating, deploying, and supporting agroovmobile app.
With thegroovAction Plan, an Opto 22 engineer works closely with agroovcustomer to understand project objectives, define requirements, and design the operator interface. The Opto 22 engineer also addresses networking setup and device connectivity. Graphics professionals at Opto 22 then develop the finalgroovmobile app. Follow-up service and support are included.
groovAction Plan customer Class Biologically Clean (CBC) in Madison, Wisconsin, manufactures softwall cleanrooms, isolation chambers, and similar products for research and medical use. According to David Holland, company vice president, using a smartphone or tablet to monitor and control a cleanrooms environmental system is unique in the industry and helps to differentiate CBC from its competitors. For example, CBCsgroovmobile app eliminates the need to individually check several physical gauges on different pieces of equipment. Instead, environmental information for the cleanroom is presented on a single mobile screen.
ThegroovAction Plan specifically provides project management; eight hours of support for configuration, IT, networking, and device connectivity; three completedgroovoperator interface pages; one additional year of extended maintenance forgroov;and two hours of application support once thegroovmobile app is completed.