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3 Feb 2016, 13:18



Compatible automation systems/equipment:

  • Modbus/TCP devices-no intermediary servers or protocol converters needed;
  • Opto 22 SNAP PAC controllers-use existing tags from your Pac Control strategy;
  • Allen-Bradley, Siemens, GE, Schneider, Yokogawa-any OPC UA-enabled device and anything on the KEPServerEX driver list.


View your interface on anything with a web browser



Groov works on any modern smartphone. Minimum operating system for Android, 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich); for iOS, 5.0. The compatible phones are:

  • iPhone
  • Galaxy III
  • Evo
  • Nexus
  • Nokia
  • HTCtitle
  • Motorola
  • Samsung
  • Any phone with a modern web browser

Groov also runs on just about any tablet, from any manufacturer. These are the compatible tablets:

  • Android, iOS, Win8
  • Nexus, Galaxy Tab
  • iPad, iPad mini, iPod Touchtitle
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Any tablet with a modern web browser

Note: minimum operating system for Android, 4.0.1; for iOS, 5.0; for Surface, Windows8


Compatible TVs:

  • Samsung SmartTV
  • Any HDTV with a modern web browser

You can also build and view your groove interface on computers with these operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Mac
  • Linuxtitle
  • Any computer with a modern web browser





groovServer runs on a Microsoft Windows computer with these operating systems (.NET Framework 3.5 or greater is required):


  • Windows 7 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012


You can manage systems like Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Honeywell, BACNet, Modbus, Schneider, GE, Yokogawa and may others from your smartphone or your tablet, with groov. groov is compatible with a wide variety of automation equipment: you can have mix equipment from different manufacturers in the same groov interface, if you wish. It's possible to include only the controls and data you need.

Video: groov your Modbus RTU

In this video, Opto 22 Senior Applications Engineer Kyle Orman shows you how to groov your Modbus RTU devices. You’ll need a simple protocol gateway to translate protocols, in this case Modbus serial to Modbus/TCP. The one we’ve used here is the flexibleFieldServer QuickServer.

See how you can build a mobile interface so you can securely monitor and control your system from anywhere, anytime, with groov:

In just three steps you'llhave a mobile interface you can use now:

Step 1. Import tags from PLC to OPC UA server
Step 2. Import tags to groov
Step 3. Attach tags to gadgets


If your Modbus devices run over a standard Ethernet network, groov 2.3 or higher can communicate directly with them. No servers or other intermediary equipment needed.

groov your MicroLogix

This video shows you how to groov your Micrologix PLC using Modbus/TCP.

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3 Feb 2016, 13:18