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HMI5070LB
7.0" ADVANCED HMI, 1 ETHERNET PORT, 1 USB PORT, 2 SERIAL PORTS, CLASS I, DIV 2, DARK GREY
List Price: $590.00
As part of our Advanced Series, this model is ideal for harsh locations with it's Class I, Div 2 rating. This unit takes advantage of the more progressive features in our free programming software and proves an excellent value for it's enhanced capabilities. If you are in need of more specific IIoT features, see our Smart HMI Series.
Certifications: UL, CE, RoHS, IP65, NEMA4X, Class I, Div 2
Software: EBPro
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  • 800 x 480 Resolution
  • 600MHz RISC CPU
  • Class I, Div 2 Rated
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Support for over 300 protocols
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More Information about the HMI5070LB
Maple Systems HMIs offer the BEST value in today's HMI marketplace. Enjoy enhanced features, trusted performance, affordable pricing, and unparalleled support. Read More >

A New Generation of Graphic HMIs

Used for diverse applications in industries including control automation, food and beverage, packaging, and more, our HMIs offer the BEST value in today's HMI marketplace. Enjoy enhanced features, trusted performance, affordable pricing, and unparalleled support to meet your most demanding automation needs.

Easy Configuration

Maple Systems Graphic HMIs are easy to program using our intuitive EZwarePlus configuration software. Simply open a new project, assign the communication (PLC) drivers you wish to use, and begin. Use pick-and-place objects to create screens you need, then download to the HMI or test using simulation mode.

Variety of Objects

Our Graphic HMIs offer many ways to represent data to a plant floor operator. Select from lamps, buttons, meters, line/bar/trend graphs, or animation. You can even play video files!

Extensive Graphic Libraries

EZwarePlus includes over 1,000 graphic symbols and pictures that represent lamps, buttons, and other objects. Or upload and tag your own custom bmps, jpgs, and animated gifs.

Data Logging Features

Capture data based upon time or triggered events. Store data and/or screen shots in the HMI then send to a networked computer. Display data as historical events, alarms, trends, recipes, or as a simple spreadsheet.

Email Alarm Messages

Record alarm events and display immediately on the HMI or store for historical data. Assign alarm groups priority levels and embed time-of-event values into each alarm message. Then email the alarm message with an attached screen shot.

Enhanced Security

Prevent unauthorized access to projects, screens, or objects using alphanumeric passwords. Create up to 127 accounts, each with assigned security level access. Add/delete users, modify privileges, or reset passwords.

Additional Resources

Product video: Maple Systems Graphic HMIs [ 3 min. 53 sec. ]
The Graphic HMI is available in 4'3" to 15" displays, works with most PLCs, and starts at only $320! Graphic HMI models feature serial, ethernet & USB ports, fast refresh rates, and durable components. The Graphic HMI is UL, RoHS, & CE certified.

Product video: Graphic HMI - HMI5000L [ 2 min. 32 sec. ]
Learn more about the features and capabilities of the HMI5000L Graphic HMI.

Product video: Adding Objects [ 8 min. 48 sec. ]
This video covers adding objects to an EZware-5000 Project using Easybuilder-5000 for a Maple Systems HMI. It also covers configuring addresses to read and write to registers in the HMI or PLC.

When something goes wrong, make sure the people who can fix it know about the issue, no matter where they are. Read More >

Alarm Notification

Maple Systems Graphic HMIS offer powerful alarm design features to monitor processes and notify the operator of abnormal operating conditions. Critical alarm notifications can be sent to key personnel via SMS or e-mail.

Organize Alarm/Events into Categories

Alarm/event displays can be configured to show specific categories based on processes or priorities.

Embed Process Data in Alarm/Event Messages

If a monitored process goes out-of-bounds, the displayed message can contain the actual value that triggered the alarm.

Audio Output for Alarm Warnings

A triggered alarm/event can generate an audio alert over a PA system (P-models only).

E-mail and Text Notifications

Critical alarm notifications can be sent from the HMI to key personnel via SMS text messages or e-mail. An e-mail can include a picture of an HMI window showing the process data.

Save Alarm Histories

Alarm data can be saved to HMI memory or USB/SD card and displayed in a History Event Display.

Alarm log files can be backed up to a PC on the local area network or accessed directly by logging on to the HMI as an FTP server.


Import and Export Alarm Data

When an alarm occurs, the date and time of the alarm can be stored in an event log file that is saved to HMI memory. This alarm/event data can be backed up to USB, SD card, or to a PC on the network. Event log files can be imported back into the HMI if they are inadvertently erased.

Display Alarm/Event Messages

  • Alarm Bar: The alarm message is displayed in a scrolling marquee
  • Alarm Display: The alarm message is displayed in a list with the most recent alarm at the top
  • Event Display: The alarm message is displayed in a list along with alarm acknowledge and alarm cleared information
Additional Resources

Sample project: Alarm Event – Alarms displayed in Alarm Bar, Alarm Display, and Event Display.

Sample project: Alarm Events – Multiple Histories – Demonstrates how to display alarm/event history in an Event Display and select a single day or a range of days to display.

Sample project: Alarm Pop Up Window – Demonstrates two methods to trigger an Event Display pop up automatically when an alarm occurs.

Sample project: Email Alarm – Demonstrates how to configure your project to send an email when an alarm occurs.

Tech note: HMI and Gmail – Email and text notifications.

Product video: Alarm Setup And Configuration [ 7 min. 04 sec. ]
This video demonstrates how to set up and configure Alarm Data within a project built with the Easybuilder 5000 HMI configuration software.


Product video: Email [ 3 min. 53 sec. ]
EZwarePlus features email functions not available from EZware-5000. This video covers how to enable and configure the email feature of the HMI5000P products, which has the ability to send an email when an alarm or event is triggered.


Add motion to your application to guide the operator's attention to a certain area of the screen or indicate motion of a process. Read More >

Highlight Your Process with Motion

At times, it is helpful to animate an object on the HMI screen to indicate motion in a process or even to bring the operator's attention to a certain area of the screen. EZwarePlus provides several methods of moving an object or indicating movement on the HMI screen.

Animation Object

Assign a picture or shape to the Animation object and have it move to predefined positions on the HMI screen. The movement and appearance can be controlled by the PLC based on values in registers, or the movement can be based on a predefined time interval.

Moving Shape Object

Assign a picture or shape to the Moving Shape object and have it move anywhere on the screen under PLC control. The movement and appearance can be controlled by changing values in three consecutive registers (state, x-axis, y-axis).

Word Lamp

A Word Lamp object can change states based on the value in a PLC register. Create three pictures where each picture rotates 120 degrees for each state. Changing the value in the register will make the picture appear to rotate.

Animated GIFs

Animated GIFs can be saved into the Picture Library and assigned to objects on the HMI screen. A standard library of 40 animated GIFs is included with EZwarePlus.

Flow Block

The Flow Block is a special object that can be used to indicate movement or flow in a pipe. The speed and direction of the flow is controlled by a register in the PLC.

Real-Life Application

As an example, in a water/wastewater treatment plan, a water tank level may drop below a certain threshold causing a pump to turn on. A picture of a pump on the screen can be animated to indicate that the pump is turned on by rotating an impeller. In addition, water pipes leading from the pump to the tank on the HMI screen can be animated to look like water is moving through the pipes to the tank using the Flow Block.

Use the internal audio transducer to alert the operator to alarm conditions or to simply grab the operator's attention. Read More >

Capture the Operator's Attention with Audio Alerts

Provide feedback to the HMI operator with audio alerts for alarms and button presses. Audio alerts can also be controlled by the PLC or with the macro function.

Play an Audio Alert When an Alarm Occurs

An alarm can be configured to not only display a message on the HMI screen in an Alarm Display, but also playback an audio alert to notify the operator of the alarm condition.

Play Sounds When a Button is Pressed

Configure a button to beep once when the button is pressed to provide an audible indication of the action being initiated.

The HMI Series support connecting a barcode scanner to the HMI and displaying the scanned barcode data on the HMI screen. Read More >

Barcode Scanner Driver

EZwarePlus has a built-in barcode scanner driver that can be used for connecting a serial or USB barcode scanner. Scanned data can be displayed on the HMI screen and transferred to a PLC.

Easily create simple bar and trend graphs to represent complex data, in multiple formats including floating point. Read More >


Bar Graphs

Maple Systems EZware software provides options to easily create simple bar and trend graphs to represent complex data, as well as support for multiple formats including floating point.

  • Customizable colors
  • Floating point support
  • Tank level representation
  • Dynamic alarms
  • Target indicator
  • High/Low color indicators for out-of-range conditions

Additional Resources

Product video: Bar Graphs [ 36 sec.]
How to create an HMI Application with Bar Graphs using EZware-5000 for Maple Systems HMIs.


The Data Entry feature offers you a variety of methods to edit data in the PLC. Read More >


Edit Data

PLC data can be edited from the HMI screen in many different ways, depending on the type of data and how it is being displayed. From password protection to custom floating keypads, data entry with a Graphic HMI is both functional and easy.

Versatile Data Entry Options

Our HMIs have the flexibility to choose different ways in which to edit your process data, allowing you to customize your data input process—the way you want it.

Versatile Data Entry Options

  • Create your own popup keypads or choose from image libraries
  • Use keys to jog data with each keypress or press and hold
  • Use linear scaling (engineering units)
  • Utilize password protection for data entry
  • Configure with dynamic high/low entry limits
  • Use index feature to write to multiple registers from one object
  • Display internal memory data or bits
  • Register data from the PLC or controller
Numeric Input

The most common method of displaying and editing data, a Numeric Input shows the value in a PLC register and allows the operator to edit the value with a pop-up keypad. Formats include: BCD, 16 or 32 bit (signed & unsigned), Binary, and Floating Point (Real) Scaling can be applied by the Numeric Input to modify the value written into the PLC.

ASCII Input

ASCII data can be written to a series of PLC registers using an ASCII Input. An alphanumeric keypad pops up to enter the characters.

Set Word

A Set Word is a button that appears on the HMI screen that can be used to enter a pre-defined value into a register or jog the value in a register up or down.

Slider

A Slider can vary the value in a register from a minimum to a maximum value. It can be oriented in a horizontal or vertical direction.

Multistate Switch

A Multistate Switch is a combination of a Word Lamp and Set Word object. It monitors a register value and can change its appearance based on the value in the register and can jog the value in a register up and down when it is pressed.

Set Bit

A Set Bit object is a button that appears on the HMI screen that can turn a bit in the PLC on or off.

Toggle Switch

A Toggle Switch is a combination of a Bit Lamp and a Set Bit object. It monitors a bit in the PLC and can change its appearance based on whether the bit is on or off. It can also turn the bit on or off when it is pressed.

Option List

The Option List can perform a number of useful functions. In general, it presents a list of options and the selected option will write a corresponding value to a register in the PLC or HMI. It can be used to select a data file to display in a Trend Display or Event Display, to select a user name for logging in with a password, or select a customized list of options that write predefined values to a register.

Combo Button

The Combo Button can be configured to perform up to 20 actions in a specified sequence with the single press of a button. These actions include Set Bit, Set Word, Delay, and Change Window.

Real-Life Applications

As an example, a static value can be edited with a Numeric Input using a pop-up keypad, or a continuously variable value can be written to a register with a Slider control.

Additional Resources

Sample project: Option List: Item address – Demonstrates how to change the names of items in the Option List and the number of items listed from the HMI screen.

Tech note: Using the EZwarePlus Combo Button – Combo Button.


Collect data through data logging and sampling to deliver insight into your system's process. Read More >


Data Logging

Data logging files can be created for a batch process (multiple files throughout the day), daily run (one file for the entire day) or multiple days (logged data from multiple days in one file).

  • Capture data based upon time or triggered events
  • Store data and/or screen shots in the cMT then send them to a networked computer
  • Display data as historical events, alarms, trends, recipes, or as a simple spreadsheet
Backup Data Log Files

Data log files can be backed up from the cMT to a networked server, sent directly from the cMT to key personnel via email, uploaded via the built-in FTP server on the cMT, or saved to an attached USB disk.

Display Data in an XY Trend Display or Circular Trend Display

ata log files can be displayed on a Trend Display in the same way that an electromechanical chart recorder was used to record data on a paper graph. There are two types of Trend Displays:

  • An XY Trend Display, where time is represented on the X-axis and the recorded data displayed on the Y-axis.


  • A Circular Trend Display, where time is represented on the circumference and the recorded data displayed on the radius of the circle.


Data Sampling

Data is collected from the PLC and stored as multiple files for later retrieval in the internal memory of the cMT. Data may also be saved to an SDHC card or USB flash drive.

  • Data can be sampled in periodic time intervals or triggered by a bit in the PLC.
  • Multiple consecutive registers can be sampled on a continuous basis, or the Auto-Stop feature can be enabled to stop data sampling after a specified number of samples.
  • The Hold feature temporarily stops data sampling under PLC or operator control
Trend Displays

  • Display the data in real-time with a Trend Display, plotting the sampled data vs. time in graphical format.
  • Display historical data with a Trend Display or in table format with the History Data Display.
Display Historical Data in a History Data Display

Historical data stored in cMT memory can be displayed in a tabular format with the History Data Display. The date and time for each data sample is displayed along with the sampled data value.

Backup Sampled Data

Backup data to SDHC card, USB flash drive, or send via email as a CSV file for viewing in spreadsheet format.

Additional Resources

Product video: Sample Data And Trending [ 9 min. 44 sec. ]
This video explains how to create a data sample and trend display.


Collect and distribute process data that makes sense. Read More >


Data Management

We are all familiar with the simple data management an industrial interface can offer: process data delivered visually on a screen as a number, bar graph, dial meter, etc. But Maple Systems Graphic HMIs offer many additional features that will take your process data off the factory floor, delivering it to your enterprise systems.

Save Data Log Files to HMI Memory

Data logging files can be created for a batch process (multiple files throughout the day), daily run (one file for the entire day) or multiple days (logged data from multiple days in one file).

Backup Data Log Files

Data log files can be backed up from the HMI to a networked server, sent directly from the HMI to key personnel via email, uploaded via the built-in FTP server on the HMI, or saved to an attached USB disk.

Display Data in an XY Trend Display or Circular Trend Display

Data log files can be displayed on a Trend Display in either a:

  • XY plot (X=time; Y=recorded data)
  • Circular Trend Display (circumference=time; radius=recorded data)
Display Historical Data in a History Data Display

Historical data stored in HMI memory can be displayed in a tabular format with the History Data Display. The date and time for each data sample is displayed along with the sampled data value.

Data Logging Examples

  • Example 1: Data is logged from a continuous process food production line that runs 24 hours a day. Every day at midnight, a new file is generated. The data log from yesterday is automatically transferred to a networked server and converted to a CSV file. (Objects required: Data Sampling Object, Scheduler, EasyPrinter)
  • Example 2: Data is logged from an aluminum mold used to create parts for one shift. The data sampling only occurs while the machine is in run mode and the data is logged onto a USB disk. When the shift is done, the USB disk is removed and provided to the shift supervisor to review operational stats of the machine. (Objects required: USB disk, Data Sampling with a Hold Address)
  • Example 3: Parts are tested on a machine for a 48 hour period before being assembled for a consumer product. The data is logged in one file for that period to allow easy viewing by the quality assurance department. The data is displayed in a trend display object to allow a quick review before packing up parts. If a part is out of spec, an alarm is displayed with process variables embedded in the text. Logged data is viewed on a History Data Display in tabular format to see the machine status at the time of alarm. (Objects required: Data Sampling, Trend Display, Alarm/Event Log with Watch feature, Alarm Bar, History Data Display)

Data can be displayed in many different ways where the type of data may dictate the way in which it is displayed. Read More >


Display Data

Choose from a variety of methods to display data in the PLC. Data can be displayed in many different ways where the type of data may dictate the way in which it is displayed. Maple Systems HMIs offer the flexibility to choose meaningful formats in which to display your process data.

Numeric Display

Numeric Display shows the value in a PLC register and is the most common method of displaying data. Scaling can be applied by the Numeric Display to modify the raw value in the register to a meaningful value for the operator.

ASCII Characters

ASCII data can be stored in a series of PLC registers and displayed as alphanumeric characters in the ASCII Display.

2D Barcode Display

Converts ASCII characters in a series of registers into a QR code or Aztec code and displays it on the HMI screen, where it can be read by a scanning device.

PLC Bits

A Bit Lamp is a simple indicator to display the state of a bit in the PLC, for example—OFF or ON. EZwarePlus supplies a variety of lamp libraries—choose the type of indicator that best fits your application.

Bar Graph

A Bar Graph can display data ranging from a pre-defined minimum to a maximum value. It can be oriented in a horizontal or vertical direction, with minimum and maximum alarm colors to indicate out-of-limit thresholds.

Pie Chart

A Pie Chart is used to display data as a circle that is divided into sectors. Each sector represents a data value. Labels can be added that display either the true value or a percentage of the whole. Up to 16 data values (channels).

Analog Meter

A Meter Display is used to display data in a form representing an analog meter. The meter can be configured to display data ranging from a minimum to a maximum value, with definable starting and stopping values.

Trend Display

Data can be sampled periodically, stored in a data file in the HMI, and displayed in a Trend Display. Trend Displays plot the sampled value (y-axis) as a function of time (x-axis).

The same data can also be plotted on a Circular Trend Display, where the measured value is plotted along the radius (radial coordinate) and time is represented by the circumference (angular coordinate).


Historical Data Display

The Historical Data Display shows the same data as a Trend Display but displays it in a tabular format—horizontally in columns.

XY Plot

The XY Plot is used to plot one series of values against another series of values on a graph. This provides more flexibility than a Trend Display because one set of data can be plotted with respect to another set of data—rather than just as a function of time.

Data Block Display

The Data Block Display can display a set of data in an XY graph where a series of values are plotted on the y-axis, evenly spaced along the x-axis.

Real-Life Applications

As an example, temperature could be displayed with a bar graph resembling a thermometer, while pressure might be best displayed with a circular meter resembling a pressure gauge.

Additional Resources

Sample project: XY Plot – Demonstrates how to plot one set of data (X-axis) against another set of data (Y-axis) usng the XY Plot object.

Sample project: Y-Axis Scaling – Trend Display using the Y-axis for historical or real-time data values.


Configure the HMI to send an email with alarm information or data files. Read More >


Email Alarm Notifications

A critical process at a remote location requires attention. The HMI can send an email to key personnel to let them know of the situation. You use data sampling in the HMI to record process data. Once the process has completed, the HMI can send an email with the data log files attached, to a list of recipients for examination or archiving.

Configure individual alarms to send an email to a specified group of recipients when the alarm is triggered. Create different groups (up to 16 groups) with various combinations of recipients for each group. A screenshot of an HMI window showing relevant data can be attached to the email if desired.


Additional Benefits

Configure the Backup Object to send an email with files attached to a specified group of recipients. It can send data log files, event log files, operation log files, or recipe files. The email can be triggered with the press of a button by the operator or by a bit or integer in the PLC. The data files or event log files can be sent in their native binary format (*.dtl or *.evt) or automatically converted to a *.csv file format, which can be opened directly in Excel or other spreadsheet application.

Configure Email

Configure the Email Settings in the System Parameters Email tab in EZwarePlus along with a list of recipients. Email settings and contacts can be updated in the HMI from a USB flash drive or SD card containing the updated information.

In addition, contacts can be added or deleted from the HMI's contact list directly on an HMI window using the Contact Editor.


Choose from a variety of fonts and text styles to fit the look and feel of your project. Read More >


Large Selection of Fonts

Choose from a variety of fonts and text styles to fit the look and feel of your project. Use Windows® True Type fonts for text and object labels.

  • Font, color, and size
  • Italic, underline, bold
  • Blinking and scrolling text
  • International characters


You can create graphics-rich screens using graphics from libraries or imported bitmaps, JPGs, or animated GIFs. Read More >


Bitmaps Enhance HMI Graphics

With Maple Systems Graphic HMIs, bitmap images can be imported into EZware — giving you control over the look and feel of your touchscreen application.

Import custom versatile color graphics to enhance your application and demonstrate status, meaning you are not limited to the images that come with your EZware graphics library.


Build Custom Image Libraries

Expand your library to include custom project imagery including bitmap photographs, logos, photos, drawings, diagrams, etc. Accepted file formats include bmp, jpg, and gif.

Utilizing Images

Utilize images for custom start-up screens, buttons, objects, or combined objects to perform any function assigned.

Improve Your Application with Bitmaps

Graphics Library—EZwarePlus comes with a well-stocked graphics library. Before importing a bitmap from some other source, explore the library first.

Customize—Import bitmaps into EZwarePlus from a variety of sources, or create them in a drawing program--then import them.

Startup Screens—Import bitmaps to create custom startup screens with your company logo or a photo of your factory headquarters.

Vector Graphics—Create vector graphics using EZware's drawing tools to augment bitmap graphics.

Training Screens—Use bitmaps to create training tutorials.

Create Groups— Bitmaps can be grouped with other bitmaps to create a new object.

Integrated Graphics—Combine bitmaps with data display items such as meters and graphs, or combine bitmaps with active touch objects.

Simulation—Integrate bitmaps with objects. Group objects to simulate a running machine or other animated process. Don't forget to save your new creation in the user library for use on other pages or projects.

Status & States—Utilize bitmaps to show equipment status. For example, a process could be shown in green during operation, and red when stopped or paused.


Additional Resources

Tech note: Multi-State Picture/Shape

With the power of macros, HMI functionality is limited only by your imagination. Use macros to create a custom PLC protocol, perform complex math operations, scale PLC data, and much more. Read More >


A Simple, Powerful Macro Editor

Anyone familiar with C or Visual Basic programming will feel right at home writing macros in EZware. An API editor makes formatting function calls a snap. Use dropdown lists to select the function and parameters, then click OK. The code is written for you, avoiding typing and syntax errors.

Make Code Reusable with Macro Function Library

If there is an operation you want to call repeatedly in one macro, in several macros, or across different projects, the code doesn't have to be re-entered every time. Instead add a function to the macro library. Once added, the function can be called from a regular macro and will be visible to select from the API window. You can also create a new project and the function will still be there. Or, export the function for the rest of your team to use. Add comments in the function library—they will automatically appear in the API window.

Trigger the Macro—Your Way

Once a macro is written the question becomes how and when to run it? The HMI offers many different ways to trigger macros. Run the macro when a button is pressed, when the HMI powers up, when a specific window opens or closes, or run the macro on a periodic basis. The PLC can trigger a macro to start or specify a logic condition that triggers execution.

Macros, Scaling and the Tag Library

Sometimes the data you get from the PLC isn't in the format you want. And sometimes a simple linear scaling operation just won't cut it. The HMI can deal with any scaling operation you can think of and more. When a tag is created in the tag library it can be tied to a custom macro. Wherever the tag is used in the project you see the result of the scaling operation, not the raw PLC data. If you update the macro, the scaling operation is updated everywhere the tag is used.

For example, if the PLC gave you a temperature in Celsius but you wanted to display the value on the HMI in Fahrenheit during the week and Kelvin on weekends, you could do that.


Create Custom Communication Protocols Using Free Protocol and INPORT/OUTPORT Functions

Want to connect to a device that has a custom ASCII interface? The free protocol is a generic device driver that can use any of the HMI's com ports (RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, USB). Then you can use the INPORT and OUTPORT functions in a macro to read and write ASCII strings directly to and from the selected port. Built-in string manipulation functions help you parse the incoming string and convert it to any data format.

Simulate easy-to-read analog controls such as temperature, current, pressure, speed, that can be customized to your unique application. Read More >


Functional Analog-Style Meters and Gauges

Maple Systems meters and gauges simulate easy-to-read analog controls. They can be customized to suit your unique application, allowing you to present relevant data in a visual manner such as temperature, current, pressure, speed, etc.

Important features include:


  • 0 to 360 degrees of start-stop ranges on circular types of gauges and meters
  • Customize colors for background, frame, needle, and tick mark
  • Optional tick marks show calibration or measurement
  • Different needle styles - choose from six needles types
  • High-Low-Normal range limits can be set
  • Displays all numeric formats
  • Meter background can be set to transparent to incorporate custom background
Additional Resources

Sample Project: Meter – Counterclockwise rotation
Use a macro and conversion tag to implement a counterclockwise rotation of the Meter Display in EZwarePlus.


MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight, low bandwidth protocol that works between clients and a broker (server) to publish and subscribe data (topics) among devices. Read More >


MQTT Topic Publisher

Enabling the MQTT Topic Publisher (client) in the HMI allows the HMI to publish data to a broker (server) either periodically (Time-based) or whenever a value changes (Trigger-based).

Topics are created with tag names used for publishing and subscribing. A subscriber can choose just the topics that are important to them.


MQTT Topic Publisher (cMT Series only)

Enabling the MQTT Topic Subscriber allows the cMT Series to subscribe to data (topics) from a broker or another HMI.

MQTT Broker

The HMI has a built-in MQTT broker so other clients can subscribe to topics published to the HMI.

What if your machine could train the operator how to use it? Display images or live video, and import custom graphics files.* Read More >


Display Images with the Picture View Object

Use the Picture View object to display images stored on a USB flash drive. This gives you up to 32 GB worth of space—enough to store and display the most complicated user manual. Supports *.bmp, *.GIF, *.jpg and *.PNG file formats. For your convenience, a scroll bar for paging through image files is built into the Picture View object.

Play Videos with the Media Player Object

EZware Media Player is a powerful audio-visual addition to select Graphic HMIs that can be used to play videos. Display an instructional or safety training video right on the HMI, show important messages, exhibit crucial warnings, or display advertising. It can also be used an analysis tool for your quality assurance program.

Operators can use the Media Player object to select which video to play, pause, stop or move to a specific time in a video. Video files are stored on USB of SD card allowing for up to 32 GB of swappable storage. Supported file types are: avi, flv, mov, mp3, mp4, mpg/mpeg, wav, wmv. In addition, the Media Player supports the following actions: forward, reverse, play, pause, zoom, next, previous, and volume.


Show Live Video with the Video Input Object

Is there a part of your process you can't easily see from the HMI? Add a video camera to your system so the operator can see exactly what is going on. Video Input Object supports USB cameras and IP cameras (support varies by model). Capture still images from video to record key steps in a process for quality control etc.

Not all HMIs support every feature, check your specific model.

Additional Resources

Tech note: Video Cameras & Graphic HMIs

The Multi-Language feature is a great resource for OEMs wanting to market to different countries—easily select different languages for your projects. Read More >


Language Configuration

Projects can be configured to display a setup screen during initial project deployment, allowing selection of the project language. Once configured, the HMI retains settings during power cycles.

Multiple Languages

The Multi-Language feature is a great resource for OEMs wanting to market to different countries.

  • Change the language displayed on the HMI with the push of a button
  • Create a table for objects you wish to assign multiple languages
  • Configure multiple languages for each object in the table
  • Up to eight languages can be selected and used at one time
  • Create projects that can be easily changed to different languages for international markets
Label Library

The Label Library can be set up for entering text in multiple languages. Each individual label can be assigned to a button, indicator, or text object.

  • Up to 24 languages are supported
  • Each label in the Label Library can contain up to 24 languages
Button Creation

Easily create buttons to change languages displayed on the HMI.

A language is then easily selected by pressing a button that writes the corresponding language number to the "language mode" system register. The selected language is displayed anywhere a label is used to display text.


Additional Resources

Tech note: Label Library translation – Label Library.

Tech note: International Characters in EZware – Multiple Languages.

Tech note: Displaying Multiple Languages [ 3 min. 36 sec. ]

This video explains how to set up and configure multiple languages within a project built with the EZware-5000 HMI configuration software.


Customize screen designs utilizing our graphic libraries of lamps, buttons, and switches, or import your own custom graphics. Change the text or message with the state. Read More >


Lamps, Pushbuttons, Multi-State Switches

Select graphics from our pre-made graphic libraries or customize your screen designs by importing bitmaps, JPGs, or animated GIFs. Options include:

  • Buttons
  • Slider switches
  • Lamps
  • 1 - 256 states
  • Overlap buttons or activate macros with buttons
  • Interlock function allows objects to be enabled or disabled by a bit
Label Library

Use the Label Library to create different labels or text for up to 256 different states for one language (96 states if 8 languages are used). Use the Label Library to assign text to objects on their Label tab. Multiple languages can be created for each label with the language displayed determined by system register LW-9134 (language mode).

Use a Word Lamp as a message display by assigning a Label Library to the Word Lamp. Changing the value in the register assigned to the Word Lamp will change the message displayed.


String Table

Assign the String Table to text objects or event/alarm messages in the Event/Alarm Log. As with the Label Library, multiple languages can be created for each text string with the number of languages determined by the settings in the Label Library, and the language displayed determined by system register LW-9134 (language mode). There is no limit to the number of states that can be used in the String Table.

Use a Text object as a message display by assigning a String Table to the Text object. Changing the value in the Dynamic String ID register assigned to the text object will change the message displayed.


The Operation Log provides a method for recording operator actions on the HMI, displays them in real-time on the HMI screen, and records them to a SQLite database file in the HMI. Read More >


Operation Log

The Operation Log provides a method for recording operator actions on the HMI, displays them in real-time on the HMI screen, and records them to a SQLite database file in the HMI.

The Operation Log can records when an operator logs in on the HMI and subsequent button presses, screen changes, and other manually triggered actions. This is useful for tracking down errors in the process or analyzing the efficiency of the system.






The Operation Log database file (*.db) can be uploaded from the HMI or stored on an external drive where it can be opened in a SQLite viewer or browser. It can also be saved as a JPG file in a spreadsheet format onto an external drive, or sent to a printer for a hard copy printout.





Note: The Operation Log is not available on the RMI5001.


Manage batch processes and easily select different batch variables to download to the PLC. Read More >


What is a Recipe?

A recipe defines a series of internal HMI registers (non-volatile memory locations) that are downloaded to corresponding PLC registers for a predefined control process.

Automate Your Process with Recipes

The recipe feature is used to create preset variables in the HMI for different batch processes. Manage batch processes and easily select different batch variables to download to the PLC.

One-Click Recipes

The values in these registers are stored, then modified by the operator and acted upon by the HMI program. They are then sent to the PLC to attain a desired result – all with one click of a button.

Similarly, multiple recipes or multiple values can be utilized to attain whatever desired results your HMI is programmed to produce, again — with just one click of a button.


  • Upload and Download Recipes via USB, SD Card, or Ethernet
  • Modify Recipes using Recipe View or Recipe Database Editor
View, Edit, and Select via Recipe View

  • Use the Recipe View object to select individual recipes to download to the PLC
  • Add, delete, or modify recipe records in the recipe view.
Edit Recipe Data via Recipe Database Editor

  • Open and edit the recipe database file in the Recipe Database Editor
Upload Recipe Data from the PLC

If recipe data is changed in the PLC, it can be uploaded to the HMI and saved in the recipe database in the HMI.

Import/Export Recipe Data

  • Export recipe data from the HMI to a USB flash drive or SD card as a CSV file, edit it in an external text editor, and import it back into the HMI.
Import recipe data from a cMT Series connected as a remote HMI.

Additional Resources

Sample project: Recipes - Recipe example – Uses recipe word indexing (RWI) registers to read/write values from multiple recipes on one window.

Sample project: Recipe Transfer (USB) – Transfers recipe data (RW memory) to a USB flash drive (Extended Memory) and back to the HMI using a macro.

Sample project: Transferring Recipes – Transfer recipe data from the Enhanced Recipe Database to the PLC and back to the HMI.

Sample project: Recipe Macros

Product video: Recipes (Using EZwarePlus) [ 3 min. 27 sec. ]

EZwarePlus features enhanced recipe functions that were not available from EZware-5000. This video covers the configuration of recipes and creation of a project that uses recipes.


Customize screen designs with our easy-to-use graphics libraries—or import your own custom graphics. Read More >



Functional Design

EMaple Systems offers flexibility in screen design with an easy-to-use interface—screen design has never been easier.

  • Design up to 1,999 screens exactly the way you want them
  • Create your own imagery, import bitmap images, and save graphics in your image library
  • Zoom in and out of detailed screens
  • Display animation and video
User-Defined Startup Screen

An option to use a custom bitmap that is displayed while the HMI initializes enables you to advertise your company logo or contact information every time your HMI powers up.




Manage access to your control system and keep your facility safe. Enjoy operational security features to prevent the wrong person from accessing your information. Read More >


HMI Security

In today's IIoT world, security is a top priority. Demands for instantaneous data from all levels of production have put increased pressure on OEMs and systems integrators to provide remote access to the manufacturing plant. Just as important though, is ensuring that the safety of employees and protection of company equipment and intellectual property is not compromised. Maple Systems HMIs provide several layers of security features that keep your control system safe, yet still accessible to personnel located outside the plant.

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Synchronize the HMI real-time clock with an NTP server or, when downloading to the HMI, with your PC's clock. Read More >


Time Synchronization with NTP Server

Enable time synchronization in the HMI via an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server so that the HMI real-time clock will periodically synchronize to the date and time on the NTP server. The HMI can also be configured to automatically adjust to daylight savings time.


Time Synchronization with PC

Enable time synchronization in the HMI via an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server so that the HMI real-time clock will periodically synchronize to the date and time on the NTP server. The HMI can also be configured to automatically adjust to daylight savings time.


Trend graphs allow you to represent related complex data in a simple, visual format. Read More >


Trend Graphs

Represent complex related data in a simple format using a trend graph.

  • Display data in real-time with a Trend Display, plotting sampled data vs. time in graphical format
  • Display historical data with a Trend Display or in table format using History Data Display
Trending Display Features:

  • Up to 64 channels
  • XY plots available
  • Time reference on X axis
  • Data values on Y axis
  • Display real-time or historical data
  • Hold feature
  • Watch Line feature
  • Save data in CSV format for later retrieval
  • Pause, playback, rewind, fast forward
  • Pixel or time-based layout
  • Time and/or Date options
  • Hide scroll buttons
Additional Resources

Sample Project: Real-Time Trend Display – Demonstrates Real-Time Trend Display features including channel visibility, dynamic Y-axis scaling and visibility, and dynamic X-axis scaling.

Display video from a USB or IP camera to help monitor and control your process.* Read More >


Video Support

USB and IP camera video support is included on select HMI models.* This feature allows you to connect a USB or IP video camera to the HMI to monitor your control system on the HMI screen. Why add video to your process?

  • Monitor Process Status—Integrate video for remote operational viewing. Or stream live video of your process to help the operator see areas that are hidden from normal view.
  • Security—Use video as an added surveillance feature for your process or operation.
  • Quality Control—Use video as a quality control inspection tool for your process.
  • Safety—Utilize video to help you observe adherence to safety protocols or to monitor hazardous operations.
  • Record Events—Capture images at specified times and save images from video when viewing Windows® are closed. You can capture still images up to 10 seconds before and after an event is triggered for event analysis.
  • General Viewing or Playback—You may also upload video files to the HMI via USB for playback and training purposes.
Real-Life Example

As an example, imagine your palletizer in-feed is difficult to view from the operator position. You install cameras on the in-feed conveyors, which allows the operator to ensure there is not a jam on the conveyors.

Media Player Enhances Applications

The Media Player object is a powerful audio-visual addition to select Advanced HMIs. Use it to play videos, show important messages, exhibit crucial warnings, and display advertising. It can also be used an analysis tool for your quality assurance program.

Media Player Offers Design Flexibility

  • Play sound, video, and animations in your HMI application
  • Media Player supports the following actions: forward, reverse, play, pause, zoom, next, previous, volume
Additional Resources

Sample Project: Media Player Control – Play back videos from a USB disk.



* Please consult the Video & Audio Features Tech Note or the programming manual to determine if your specific model supports USB and IP camera input as an included feature.


The Graphic HMI's built-in VNC server allows users to remotely monitor their process. Read More >


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?


Real-Life Applications

  • 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
Additional Resources

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.


Video from a USB camera connected to the HMI can be streamed and viewed in a web browser on a PC or mobile device. Read More >


Web Streaming from a USB camera

Many HMI models support connecting a USB camera to the HMI and viewing the video on the HMI screen. This is useful for monitoring a process or area of the manufacturing floor that is difficult to see from the operator's position. Now you can log on to the HMI with a web browser via its IP address and stream the video from the USB camera to a PC or mobile device. Simply enable web streaming on the HMI and enter the HMI's IP address in your browser to view the video.


Maple Systems offers a secure access point to an existing Wi-Fi network that can provide a unified, reliable, and easy way to manage production. Read More >


Low Investment

Wi-Fi creates the opportunity to implement high-speed communications with a low investment. The HMI5103L has the ability to connect to an existing Wi-Fi network and send information to the network without requiring new Ethernet cabling, network drops, etc. This portability means that there is now added flexibility that comes with the monitoring. The HMI connects securely to the Wi-Fi network and uses it to forward requested PLC data.

Additionally, a Wi-Fi enabled HMI lets the organization keep its bandwidth requirements low because they can choose the extent of the HMI's imprint on their network. Other methods require the HMI and PLC to be on the same network, which can increase overall bandwidth usage exponentially. Keeping the HMI and PLC on separate subnets allows for full bandwidth usage on the wired Ethernet connection, while maintaining low bandwidth usage via the wireless.



Increase Network Security

Security is paramount in today's technologically advanced times. But so is connectivity. Many PLCs take advantage of Ethernet communication to transmit data to a monitoring device such as an HMI. Plant corporate networks, of course, can also run via Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking. But how do you get data from the PLC to your corporate network without the bandwidth or security sacrifices entailed by placing your PLC on the same network?

Maple Systems Wi-Fi HMI can connect via Ethernet or serial to your PLC on a local control network, and use its built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to send pertinent information to users via the plant network. The PLC can transmit everything to the HMI without having to deal with slowdowns or network traffic, and the HMI can maintain a connection to the plant network for VNC monitoring, sending status reports, data log files, and email alarms. In the event of a catastrophic issue causing the main company network to go down, the HMI maintains its PLC connection, which means the machine stays up and running.



More Flexibility

For the industrial communications network side, an extensive library of industrial protocol drivers allow the HMI to connect to nearly any PLC on the market. Multiple protocols for different devices and different manufacturers can be used simultaneously, gathering massive amounts of data in real-time, displaying it in a digestible, intuitive way to the plant floor operator.

On the Wi-Fi network side, when exposed to the Internet, the HMI offers many user-friendly tools to satisfy end-user remote connectivity demands:



  • Send emails when an alarm occurs, embedding process data and images in the message to alert responsible parties located anywhere in the world.
  • Log data in the HMI and access it remotely via a built-in FTP server. Log data directly to a computer on one of the LAN ports or send data or alarm logs to a remote location via email.
  • VNC or EasyAccess allows for remote viewing and control of the HMI screens from an offsite location.
  • Modbus TCP/IP gateway aggregates data from multiple PLCs using different protocols and serves the aggregated data on the second Ethernet port to an enterprise wide SCADA system.
The HMI becomes a gateway into your control network. PLC and other machine hardware on the control network cannot be directly accessed, greatly improving security and preserving bandwidth for time critical control tasks.

Wi-Fi Enabled Models:

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7.0" ADVANCED HMI, 2 ETHERNET PORTS, 1 USB PORT, 2 SERIAL PORTS
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  • 800 x 480 Resolution
  • 600MHz RISC CPU
  • Dual-Ethernet
  • EasyAccess 2.0 Included
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Support for over 300 protocols
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  • 1024x600 Resolution
  • 32-Bit RISC Cortex-A9 1GHz CPU
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7.0" ADVANCED HMI, 1 ETHERNET PORT, 1 USB PORT, 2 SERIAL PORTS, CLASS I, DIV 2, LIGHT GREY
List Price: $590.00
At a Glance:
  • 800 x 480 Resolution
  • 600MHz RISC CPU
  • Class I, Div 2 Rated
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Support for over 300 protocols