Remote Monitoring and Control
Many Maple Systems HMIs possess a VNC server (included at no additional cost) which allows them to be remotely monitored from a number of devices (laptops, desktop PCs, tablets, and cell phones (iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or any other smart device with VNC client capability)).
VNC Server Benefits
In recent years, there has been a vast improvement in HMI remote monitoring abilities. Remote control of the HMI means remote control of the PLCs and controllers that command the automation process. This opens a new universe of logistical improvements in the control process.*
Monitoring your automation process from a remote location has never been easier and offers many process control benefits.* What does that mean for the everyday operation of your plant?
- The grounds keeper at the golf course can operate several water sprinkling systems at the same time.
- The manager at the packaging plant can monitor his shrink-wrap machine from his office.
- The head custodian can adjust the air conditioning in his office complex even though he's across town.
Sample project : VNC Auto Log-off
– Automatically logs out of a remote connection to the HMI using a VNC Viewer after a period of time.
Tech note : Enabling VNC
– Enabling the VNC process.
Product video : VNC Control [ 2 min. 54 sec. ]
This video covers the basic VNC setup for a Maple Systems HMI. Maple Systems HMIs have a VNC Server that allows remote communication with remote laptop, desktop PC, cell phone, or other remote device.
* Please note:
While some HMI and RMI products enable users to monitor and control processes remotely, Maple Systems advises against remotely controlling
any system/process which could potentially cause injury/death to the machine operator, other persons, equipment, or the facility itself. If any Maple Systems product is used in said manner, Maple Systems does not assume any liability for damages which may occur as a result.