Multimedia HMI offers real-time video playback and record.

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Offering range of display sizes from 8.4-15 in., GT16 Series can transform applications from still images to motion images with video capture and store features, monitor display/RGB input, and sound output interface. Real-time video playback and record function allows personnel to play GT16 recordings or MPEG4 files from terminal. Additional features include front-mounted USB port, integrated RS232/422/485 and Ethernet communication ports, and built-in 15 MB flash memory.



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Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces a New Top-of-the-Line Multimedia HMI Platform - The GT16 Series



VERNON HILLS, Ill., February 2, 2009 - Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., a premier industrial automation company, introduced today the GT16 series, a new top-of-the-line Multimedia Human Machine Interface (HMI). The GT16 series adds a new dimension of visualization and operation to the company's GOT1000 family of HMIs. The GT16 series combines a host of video and sound capabilities with embedded communications interfaces to provide an unparalleled multimedia platform.

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. 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. This enables companies to meet increasing demands for high performance, ease of use, and lowest-total-cost automation systems. This platform provides enhance functionality that rivals both traditional PCs as well as competitive HMI platforms.

Additional features of the GT16 series of HMI devices include:

o Advanced and preventative maintenance functions;

o Common hardware including CPU and graphics engines;

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

o Third party connections;

o Front mounted USB port and USB host/device;

o Compact flash slots; and,

o Built-in 15MB flash memory.

The platform is compact, offers a high-quality display, upgradeable operating system and a real time clock.

In a just released white paper, the ARC Advisory Group states, "From ARC's perspective, the GOT Platform presents Mitsubishi Electric with a tremendous opportunity to ride the trend of HMI devices changing from standalone components to a platform that solves problems and provides solutions."

To obtain a copy of this ARC Advisory Group white paper on HMI trends, write to whitepaper@meau.com. To locate the nearest distributor or Mitsubishi technical sales person and learn more about the GT16 series and other Mitsubishi HMI devices, visit the Contact Us page on the Mitsubishi Electric Automation website www.meau.com.

About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., in Vernon Hills, IL, offers a comprehensive line of factory automation solutions. Products include automation platforms, programmable logic controllers, human machine interfaces (HMI), AC variable frequency drives, servo amplifiers and motors, motion controllers, control software, computerized numerical control systems (CNC), robots, and industrial sewing machines. For a broad range of factory automation applications, visit the Mitsubishi Electric Automation web site at www.meau.com.

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