HMI supports up to four communication protocols simultaneously
26 January 2016
IDEC Corporation has introduced the 5.7in enhanced HMI which is able to communicate with a variety of different PLCs and controllers.
The Enhanced HG2G-5T series is available in high-resolution colour or monochrome versions, both of which offer much improved viewing experience. Increased image brightness allows screens to be easily seen even in direct sunlight. Viewing can be configured for either portrait or landscape.
The Enhanced HMI HG2G-5T series by supports up to three different communication protocols simultaneously. The serial port can support both RS-232 and RS-422/485 simultaneously, and the Ethernet port can support up to four hosts and three user communication protocols at the same time. This means that the serial port and the Ethernet port combined can support up to nine communication protocols simultaneously, two serial and seven Ethernet.
The HMI can operate in temperatures ranging from -20 to 60°C and is rated IP66/IP66F and NEMA 4X to allow for installation outdoors, or indoors in washdown areas. The unit is suitable for installation in Class 1, Division 2 hazardous location.
The HMI also features a built-in web server, which allows full remote monitoring and control via any web browser running on a PC, smartphone or tablet. Remote users are able to can monitor current values or processes and can control operation, print information, switch screens, or even change program values. Users can also remotely perform troubleshooting, run tests and perform maintenance. No additional software tools or modules are needed to use the Remote Monitor & Control function.
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