Many industrial devices and even simple instrumentation components now have an embedded web server and a fixed web page that serves up diagnostic data and often allows for configuration of the device via HTML5. Some of the more complex devices, like PLCs, allow customers to customize HTML5 pages loaded on an embedded web server. The trend with SCADA packages is to allow publication of screens in HTML5 format for mobile devices. The STW6000 series allows visibility to all these devices using a web browser platform and requires no programming beyond configuring and entering URLs.
George Caudle, Pro-face America Offer Manager, says “The advantage of deploying an HTML5 based visualization architecture is that it reduces costs compared to a traditional HMI and complements IIoT solutions that allow the flexibility and mobility of consumer devices like tablets and smart phones.”
Pro-face hardware and software is installed in more than 300,000 factory-floor systems worldwide. Pro-face America is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has employees, sales, and support representatives located worldwide. For more information about Pro-face products visit www.profaceamerica.com.