Put big data to work: Use the past to change the future with real-time input. Integrating human-machine interface (HMI) and historian software can produce hybrid screens comparing the past to the present to effectively change the future for the better. See 7 application examples, 9 best practices, and 7 ways to view and analyze machine data. These articles are the May 2015, Control Engineering cover story.
Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and historians differ but need to be tightly integrated to provide company operations with optimal value. Big data has little value without analysis and access in real time. Seven application examples explain HMI-historian integration benefits, including troubleshooting, analysis, and regulatory compliance.
Integration guidelines for human-machine interface and historian software should help organizations determine the best combination of data historian and HMI software components to turn big data into a big return on investment. See 9 best practice strategies in combined use of human-machine interface and historian software.
Integration of historians with human-machine interface software allows knowledge workers to change the future based on past collection of big data. Here’s the why and how of linking your machine HMI to a historian, and the best ways to view and analyze historical data. See 8 benefits of historical machine data and 7 ways to view and analyze machine data.
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