Drives and Controls Magazine
Software brings HMI visualisation to mobile devices
Published:  05 September, 2013

Invensys has announced the availability of software that will allow users of its Wonderware InTouch HMI software to access shopfloor data via a Web browser running on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, or a laptop or desktop computer.

The Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere software runs entirely and securely inside a Web browser, allowing users to connect to other InTouch applications at any time from anywhere.

The software supports HTML 5-enabled mobile devices running the Apple iOS (iPhones and iPads), Google Android, and Microsoft Surface operating systems. It also supports Mac and Linux-based computer systems, as well as Microsoft Windows PCs and laptops. Users do not need to install any software on their mobile device, making the system easy to deploy, manage and maintain.

“Providing this level of unprecedented, secure access to real-time plant information – without compromising functionality – empowers the modern workforce to minimise costs, improve operating efficiencies and drive real-time business optimisation,” says Norm Thorlakson, Invensys’ vice-president of HMI and supervisory software products.

Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere

Wonderware HMIs can now be monitored remotely on a variety of devices

The software is the latest addition to Invensys’ suite of mobile applications, which now includes workflow, reporting, analytics, visualisation, maintenance management, operator training, data gathering and procedure management.