Once you unbox your groov RIO from Opto22, you have access to a versatile piece of hardware. You can run through the excellent documentation provided by Opto22, and we will take you through the process of turning it into a fully functional controller for your facility over the next few posts.
Based on your hardware and installation requirements your wiring scheme may differ, and you can use power over ethernet as well. For this post we will assume you have the RIO unit powered on, with a network connection, and a Windows-based PC available. If you don’t have a Windows-based PC you can still set everything up, you will just skip the first step.
The first step to setting up the groov RIO is to download and run the groov Find application. This will scan the network and find the RIO, giving you a link to open in a browser to get to the groov Manage page. You can download the groov Find application here. Once you download it, open it on your computer and you should see something similar to the following: