Automation software and hardware advances reduce programming tasks and provide more built-in configurability, scalability, background communication among software components, simulation/digital twin capability, and usability.
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Emerson's DeltaV Live is a customizable human-machine interface (HMI) is natively supports HTML5 to provide universal, cross-platform graphics that are easy to design and configure.
Siemens' Desigo Control Point is an end user focused operating and monitoring interface that is accessible on a touch panel, desktop, tablet or smart phone.
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Mobile human-machine interface (HMI) strategies should consider security, ease of use, level of access and detail, and collaboration when bringing HMI interfaces from the control room to the plant floor.
When designing human-machine interfaces (HMIs) for mobile devices consider critical factors such as navigation, layout, and system controls.
Mobile devices with human-machine interface software can be used in the context of the worker’s location and work that needs to be performed. Contextual HMIs allow workers to increase efficiencies and improves worker safety and security.