(Everett, WA) - Maple Systems, a leading manufacturer of industrial operator interface products, has just released a powerful new Graphic HMI video capability that could revolutionize the control and monitoring processes of automation.
No longer are HMIs limited to still imagery or primitive animations. From general surveillance of your plant to capturing important process imagery when alarms or triggers occur, you can now integrate both live and recorded video into your HMI application. This imagery can be stored on a removable device (SD card, USB Drive), and later reviewed for analysis.
Video integration with HMI applications offers exciting possibilities. You can connect a camera to your Maple HMI to view or record live video of your process in NTSC or PAL formats. For more coverage, you can connect two different cameras to the HMI, and import video on two different channels.
For example, aim one camera on an entire bottling machine while another camera records close-ups. The HMI captures video even when the viewing windows are closed thus allowing other activities to be monitored.
Video input works hand in hand with the built-in media player for functional image review. With the media player, your HMI application can take advantage of numerous audio/visual capabilities.
Incorporate video tutorials for operational procedures, show important messages, exhibit crucial warnings, display advertising, utilize as an analysis tool for quality control, or customize the feature to work for your unique control challenge.
The media player has several functions to review footage including: Forward, Reverse, Play, Pause, Zoom, Next, Previous, and a Volume Adjustment. Supported video formats include: mov, mpg, mp3, wmv, flv, avi, and wav files.
To learn more about how video can be used in your application, please contact Maple Systems at 425-745-3229, or visit the Maple Website at