Browser or app?

Why not both?

With the free groov View apps, the mobile operator interface you build runs natively on your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

(If you have another mobile brand, just use your web browser to see the same interface.)

Download the free groov app from your mobile store:

Get groov View for Android on Google PlayGet groov View for iOS on the App Store


Why use the app?

  • It’s convenient. You can set it to automatically connect to a groovinterface as soon as you open the app.
  • The interface fills the whole screen, so you get more screen real estate and fewer distractions.
  • It’s familiar because it’s designed for your mobile device.
  • You can lock settings or require a passcode to change a groov connection.
  • Perfect for a machine HMI: on iOS, you can use Guided Access mode to lock down the device so the only thing it can do is show your groov interface.
  • And it’s free.

groov Box appliance or groov Server for Windows?

Which one is for you?

groov Boxgroov Box appliance—plug this tough little Box into your network and it automatically serves groov software. To build a groov mobile app, just open a web browser and type in the name or IP address of the Box on the network.
groov_server_120x36groov Server for Windows—Install this small-footprint software on a compatible Windows computer on your network, and the groov software is served from there. To build a groov mobile app, open a web browser and type in the name or IP address of the computer on the network.



Included features groov Box groov Server for Windows
groov Build (to build your mobile interface) Yes Yes
groov View (to use your moble interface) Yes Yes
groov Admin (to administer the groov Box) Yes No (not needed)
Browser-based mobile interface creation Yes Yes
Requires browser plugins No No
Interface deployed via URL Yes Yes
Interface usable on multiple device brands & sizes Yes Yes
Security: HTTPS Yes Yes
Self-signed or Certificate Authority certificates Yes Yes
Drag-and-drop gadget library Yes Yes
Create users and groups Yes Yes
Create multiple pages Yes Yes
Log events Yes Yes
Create email and text notifications Yes Yes
Back up and restore mobile interface projects Yes Yes
Industrially hardened device Yes Depends on computer
Two independent Ethernet NICs Yes Depends on computer
Runs on Windows No Yes
IP address format IPV4 IPV4/IPV6

PC compatibility requirements for groov Server
  (.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

groov is all you need to build your own mobile operator interface

– your own mobile app –

so you can securely monitor and control just about any automation system and equipment.

groov includes everything you need—groov Build and groov View.


groov Build

The browser-based software you use on your computer to build mobile operator interfaces.

  • Runs in your web browser—Firefox, Chrome, IE 10, Safari
  • No extra software to install; no plugins
  • Connect to Modbus/TCP devices, OPC UA equipment & servers, and Opto 22 PACs
  • No coding or programming
  • Drag and drop from a library of touchscreen-ready gadgets
  • Then just tag the gadgets. No tag limits.
  • Set user permissions and security
  • Create events for logging or notifying technicians



groov View

The interface you’ve built, which your users can securely view from just about any mobile device or computer.

  • Free groov View app for iOS and Android
  • Browser-based View for all other brands
  • Log in on your smartphone or tablet
  • View pages and data as authorized
  • Monitor and control your system or equipment from anywhere
  • Receive event notifications via email or text message
  • No keys; no user fees
  • No user or device limits

Use the following link for groov free trial:


Choose the groov Box if:

  • You don’t want to have to install any software.
  • You need an industrially hardened unit for this job. 
  • You don’t want to put a Windows computer on your network  (or don’t have one that’s compatible with groov Server).
  • You just want to plug in an appliance and be ready to roll.
Ethernet Communication (wired) Two independent 10/100/1000 Mbit RJ-45 connectors, each with a separate IP address (separate subnets)
Ethernet Comm (wireless) 802.11 b/g/n provided by a commercial USB WiFi adapter that has been tested and approved by Opto 22
Security (wireless) WEP64
WPA PSK (also known as WPA Personal)
WPA2 PSK (also known as WPA2 Personal)
Backup Battery BR2032 button cell lithium battery with a nominal voltage of 2.8 volts. Lasts 8 years at 25 °C. This battery maintains the date and time.
Power Consumption 8-36 VDC, 24 VDC @ 500mA (Power supply included; input 100-240 VAC. Use international adapter if needed.)
Enclosure Compact and sturdy metal. Fanless operation.
Dimensions 4.18″ w x 5.74″ h x 1.32″ d (106.1 mm x 146.7 mm x 33.6 mm)
(not including top/bottom mounting brackets)
USB USB 2.0 (three)
Indicators Ethernet interfaces (2): Link/Activity and Speed
System: SYS & PWR
Operating Temperature 0 to 70 °C (32 to 158° F)
Storage Temperature -20 to 80 °C (-4 to 176° F)
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage Humidity 5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Agency Approvals CE, RoHS, DFARS
Warranty 30 months