Press Release Summary:
Instant HMI(TM) software can use infrared link for data transfer to/from controller, simplifying configuration, diagnostic, trouble shooting and data logging tasks. Datalog data may be transferred to desktop PC for Historic Trending or other analysis using Microsoft Excel. Instant HMI Message feature is useful for meaningful Reason Codes, On/Off or other I/O states. Software allows tags, messages and recipes to be created directly on Pocket PC 2002.
Original Press Release:
Instant HMI Now Supports Pocket PC 2002
Instant HMI(TM) now supports Pocket PC 2002
Software Horizons is pleased to announce that Instant HMI software is now available to support the Microsoft Windows-Powered Pocket PC 2002 platform. We are excited to serve the user community as a Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 launch partner.
"Pocket PC 2002 has a tremendous advantage in the marketplace because it is designed to be the most connected and expandable PDA available," said Chris Hill, Product Manager for the Mobility Division at Microsoft Corp. "We are pleased that Software Horizons is taking advantage of the new feature functionalities of PocketPC 2002 with its introduction of Instant HMI for Pocket PC 2002 to form a compact and powerful system that helps Operators, Engineers and Technical Managers with Configuration, Diagnostics, Trouble Shooting and Data Logging."
Instant HMI can use an infrared link for data transfer to / from the controller. Simply beam the Compaq iPaq Pocket PC 2002 (or compatible) at any controller IR port. There is no need for a wired cable connection and the controller cabinet door may remain closed.
Instant HMI installed in the Pocket PC 2002 makes configuration, diagnostic, trouble shooting and data logging tasks for your controller equipment as simple as possible. The compact shirt pocket size of the Pocket PC and the infrared beaming capability incorporated in Instant HMI, provide for the greatest mobility
and make Instant HMI available 'anytime, any place' as a human machine interface.
Controller data tags may be given convenient names and grouped in functional groups for easy access to relevant tags from a large tag database using the Instant HMI Tag Manager.
Numeric information from controllers can be displayed as meaningful text Messages defined by you. Instant HMI Message feature is useful for meaningful Reason Codes, On/Off or other I/O states, or any other number which is best represented as text.
Instant HMI allows you to define and store hundreds of recipes in the handheld and transfer them from / to controllers. Recipes may be used in batch processes as well as for machine configuration, which allows for fast restoration of a controller to a known good state.
Data may be logged in the handheld at specified sample times and reviewed later in the handheld. Datalog data may be transferred to a desktop PC for Historic Trending or other analysis using Microsoft Excel. While data logging is in progress, you may add / remove tags from the data log.
Instant HMI allows tags, messages and recipes to be created directly on the Pocket PC 2002. This task is made easier and more convenient using Instant HMI Desktop software on your Windows PC. Any Instant HMI logged data in the Pocket PC can be transferred to your desktop PC using the ActiveSync process.
The transferred data is in a CSV (comma separated variable) format for easy import into Microsoft Excel or other software. The logged data may also be viewed and printed from the Instant HMI Desktop software.
Instant HMI runs on Pocket PC 2002 devices (running Windows CE 3.0 or higher operating systems) such as Compaq iPaq and compatibles. Instant HMI supports a wide variety of controllers including: Allen Bradley, GE/Fanuc, Idec, Matsushita, Mitsubishi, Modicon, Omron, Siemens, Toshiba, Watlow, Westinghouse and others.