Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces new multimedia HMI platform

The GT16 series combines a host of video and sound capabilities with embedded communications interfaces.

02/10/2009


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Vernon Hills, IL — Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has released the GT16 series, its new multimedia human machine interface (HMI). The GT16 series combines a host of video and sound capabilities with embedded communications interfaces.
The GT16 series multimedia HMI can transform applications from still images to motion images with a video capture and store feature, a monitor display/RGB input, and a sound output interface. According to Mitsubishi, multimedia functionality contributes to faster resolution of maintenance issues, improves operators’ understanding of the machine or process, and ultimately helps to ensure higher overall throughput.
A key feature on these new HMI devices is the real-time video playback and record function, allowing personnel to play GT16 recordings or MPEG4 files from the terminal. These HMI devices can record machine/process events up to 120 seconds before and after a condition being monitored. The GT16 series offers a range of display sizes from 8.4 to 15 inches.
The GT16 series is Mitsubishi Electric’s 4th generation graphic operation terminal (GOT) HMI platform. The GOT series is based on open systems and commercial off-the-shelf technologies.
Additional features of the GT16 series of HMI devices include:

  • Advanced and preventative maintenance functions;

  • Common hardware including CPU and graphics engines;

  • Integrated RS232/422/485 and Ethernet communication ports and power supply;

  • Third party connections;

  • Front mounted USB port and USB host/device;

  • Compact flash slots; and,

  • Built-in 15MB flash memory.

For more information, visit www.meau.com
– Edited by David Greenfield , editorial director
Control Engineering News Desk
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