groov RIO product update: Ignition 8 with increased memory and storage

groov RIO product news: Ignition 8 with increased memory and storage from Shree Venkateshwara Controls

Are you considering groov RIO as your edge I/O solution? Its super-flexible I/O channels, multiple installation options, and embedded software for retrieving, processing, and transmitting data make it a game changer.

But now you have more options to consider. The latest groov RIO MM2 model (GRV-R7-MM2001-10) includes Ignition 8 software and boasts increased memory and storage.

If you need a gateway to PLCs and other third-party devices, in addition to Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capability and multi-signal I/O channels, groov RIO MM2 with Ignition Edge 8 onboard can do the job.

Sound like something you could use? Get all the details below.


groov RIO model MM2, 8 multi-function signals, 2 Form C relays, expanded memory, Ignition Edge 8 pre-installed

groov RIO® revolutionizes remote I/O by offering over 200,000 unique, software-configurable I/O combinations in a single, compact, PoE-powered industrial package with web-based configuration, commissioning, and IIoT software built in, plus support for multiple OT and IT protocols.

The GRV-R7-MM2001-10 provides more RAM and storage than its pioneering predecessor (GRV-R7-MM1001-10) to handle the requirements of the pre-installed Ignition Edge® version 8 software (a product of Inductive Automation®). You can use either Ignition 8 or Ignition Edge 8 on a trial basis for two hours at a time, and you can restart the trial as often as you want. To fully use Ignition Edge, purchase an Ignition Edge license, part number GROOV-LIC-EDGE8. (To fully use Ignition 8contact us for licensing information.)

You can use groov RIO in two ways:

  • As an edge I/O unit (I/O for the IIoT), communicating data between field devices and data destinations. You can:
    • Connect directly to sensors, equipment, and systems to acquire data
    • Push data directly to on-premises or cloud apps, databases, or other software, using the included Node-RED or Ignition Edge software
    • Publish data to an MQTT broker
    • Respond to Modbus/TCP requests for data
    • Configure built-in I/O channels with browser-based groov Manage software, as well as configure self-contained PID loops
    • Manage user accounts and permissions from a central location on your LDAP server

As traditional remote I/O, configuring I/O through your control program:

      • With a groov EPIC processor running a PAC Control strategy; add a groov RIO module as an I/O unit
      • With a groov EPIC processor running a CODESYS application, add a groov RIO module as an Ethernet device
      • With a custom control program through either RIO’s OptoMMP memory map, its REST API, or through secure shell access (requires a free GROOV-LIC-SHELL license), configure I/O in the custom program

The GRV-R7-MM2001-10 is a 10-channel, multi-signal, multifunction remote I/O unit. Its communications processor has two switched Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, one capable of Power over Ethernet (802.3af PoE Class 0) connections, supplying power to both groov RIO and field I/O. It also has:

  • Supply terminals to connect to a 10-32 V DC power supply.
  • A USB host port, which can be used to connect additional devices like a Wi-Fi adapter, a USB memory stick, or a USB-to-serial adapter (none included).
  • Status LEDs to display the status of power, network, and I/O activity.
  • One 26-pin removable field I/O termination connector with spring clamp wire retention.

The first 8 channels offer discrete and analog inputs and outputs; the last 2 channels offer Form C mechanical relays.

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