EC: MobileHMI

Software — Mobile Apps for Controls, Automation, Instrumentation: Iconics MobileHMI is a groundbreaking enterprise mobile application that runs on hundreds of different phones, tablets, and Web browsers, delivering real-time rich visualization, historical trends and alarm notifications anytime, anywhere, without compromising security. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice award winner.

By Control Engineering October 20, 2014

Organizations involved in manufacturing, energy, industrial and building automation face increasing complexity in integrating a variety of information from a multitude of sources, including IT, MES, ERP, HR, and real-time automation systems. The proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace has further complicated the ability to manage operations in a secure, distributed fashion.

Iconics MobileHMI addresses the growing need for connectivity away from operator stations, by giving users the freedom to go wherever their attention is needed while having their entire operational dashboard in the palm of their hand.

The app is ideal for any industrial, manufacturing, energy, or building automation application thanks to its easy-to-use configuration wizards. Users no longer need dedicated laptops, HMIs, panels, or workstations to be productive. With MobileHMI, your HTML5-enabled device is your workstation.

Plant managers and operators benefit from the rich visualization and control that allows them to remain productive “on the go.” MobileHMI includes flexible drill-down capability from plant level to machine level, OEE and downtime metrics, traceability information, FDA 21 CFR Part 11 audit trails, and email integration for enhanced collaboration and secure insight into operational KPIs and trends.

Operators of water distribution systems and wastewater treatment plants require real-time access to information from their water resources via an integrated mobile solution. MobileHMI’s unique Smart Tile and AppHub technology makes visualizing applications such as water collection, distribution, quality analysis, supply assurance, and waste processing simple and efficient. Maintenance engineers can also react quickly to critical alarm conditions based on prioritized notifications delivered straight to their mobile device.

MobileHMI is available for download on all major app stores—the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Store, and Amazon App Store. Its innovative responsive design enables content to adjust automatically based on device and screen resolution.