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Opto 22's Opto aPAC App for Android Wins First Place Award for "New Innovations" at ISA ExpoControl 2012

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ISA judges recognize first zero-configuration Android app for automation and control systems.

Temecula, CA - August 30, 2012 -At ISA ExpoControl 2012 in Mexico City, industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 is represented not only on the exhibit floor, but also in the winner's circle. Opto aPAC, the company's Android application for monitoring and managing the company's SNAP PAC System, received the ISA exhibition's first place award in the category of New Innovations. As first place winner, Opto aPAC will be exhibited at the Pavilion of Technological Innovations during the 3-day event. Opto 22 distributor Opto 22 México will feature the mobile app as well as other Opto 22 products in its booth at the Expo.

Opto aPAC provides real-time control system access and information to authorized automation professionals equipped with wireless, Android-based smart phones or tablets. Control engineers, maintenance personnel, instrumentation technicians, and panel builders can use Opto aPAC to discover SNAP PAC controllers and I/O systems and then view, debug, and fine-tune them, saving time and money during commissioning and ongoing maintenance.

PlantPROCORE Opto aPAC is the first Android-based mobile app for automation and control that requires no initial configuration. Unlike mobile HMI apps where it's necessary to first build an operator interface for the mobile device, Opto aPAC retrieves all information as soon as it is connected to a SNAP PAC control system. Opto 22 wireless controllers and I/O are not required.

The Opto aPAC app is available for download now from the Android Market (op22.co/JJqdZC) or the Amazon App Market (op22.co/NEJw7N). For Apple iPhone, iPad, and other iOS-based devices, Opto 22 offers the functionally identical Opto iPAC app, which is available for download from the iTunes Store (op22.co/JlRZt6).

About Opto 22
Opto 22 develops and manufactures hardware and software for applications involving industrial automation and control, energy management, remote monitoring, and data acquisition. Designed and made in the U.S.A., Opto 22 products have an established reputation worldwide for ease-of-use, innovation, quality, and reliability. Opto 22 products, which use standard, commercially available networking and computer technologies, are used by automation end-users, OEMs, and information technology and operations personnel in over 10,000 installations worldwide. The company was founded in 1974 and is privately held in Temecula, California, U.S.A. Opto 22 products are available through a global network of distributors and system integrators. For more information, contact Opto 22 headquarters at www.opto22.com.





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