In, out, and about HMI: Relay output for interface, TAPI-compliant software, HMI/PLC training

HMI-related products and services this month include enhancements to a holographic interface to extend its applicability, event notification software that is TAPI- (telephony application programming interface) compliant, and a new HMI/PLC training seminar.

08/11/2005


HMI-related products and services this month include enhancements to a holographic interface to extend its applicability, event notification software that is TAPI- (telephony application programming interface) compliant, and a new HMI/PLC training seminar. Details and links to more information follow.

BeamOne touchless holographic interface is available with relay output, greatly extending the reach of HoloTouch technology to electronic equipment controlled by PLCs. The device already communicates with PCs through USB, serial, and other ports. BeamOne projects 1-in. square holographic images of its “keys” several inches in front of the hardware. A standard PC sees the device as a keyboard. It is programmable and comes with software and sensors to detect an operator’s interaction with its floating holographic images. Click here for more information on the product .

Wonderware SCADAlarm event notification software is now TAPI-compliant. Version 6.0 enables real-time intelligent alarm and event notification, data acquisition, and remote control from telecommunications devices. TAPI support allows the software to be device independent and lets users choose readily available, off-the-shelf modems. Other new features include automatic text-to-speech conversion, built-in communication with Wonderware’s Industrial Application Server (IAS), support for configuring and acknowledging alarms from the IAS and InTouch HMI, and security with caller ID support.

National Technology Transfer has launched a new HMI/PLC training seminar designed to teach real-time automation system troubleshooting techniques. In a hands-on environment, the course shows how HMIs can be integrated with PLCs to make a control system a real-time, machine troubleshooting tool for operators and maintenance. Students will perform exercises programming a PLC; troubleshooting communication problems; and configuring and setting up screens, control devices, alarms, and fault logs, on an HMI. Click here for registration and schedule information .

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com





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