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Display sizes of 4.3", 7", 9", 10", 12", 15" and 15.6" along with headless and gateways. With diverse options and features such as Wi-Fi, Dual Ethernet, Remote Access, Class 1, Div 2. Pick and place graphical objects, assign communication (PLC) drivers easily, and access data from these Advanced Human Machine Interfaces.

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Weintek's innovative cMT solutions are IIoT-ready HMIs that enable easy monitoring of your industrial plant from a remote device. Install the free cMT Viewer software on your device to enable control and monitoring on any Windows PC, Apple/Android phone or tablet. The cMT Series offers many different models with and without built-in screens to maximize your options when selecting the correct HMI for your system.

cMT HMIs all come with built-in server functionality that allows your remote device running the cMT Viewer application to view and control screens from anywhere on your local network. The cMT Viewer application is available from the software section of our website for the Windows PC version, from the Apple App Store for iOS devices, and the Google Play Store for Android devices. This means that organizations can implement a flexible combination of cMT products with different display devices according to their unique application and user needs.

cMT HMIs can be broken into two categories – DIN rail mounted cMT Servers with no built-in touchscreen that can be hidden away in control cabinets, and panel-mounted touchscreen cMT HMIs that offer the standard stationary HMI interface that operators are used to. Both Server and Touchscreen models support external connection via cMT Viewer – up to ten different display devices can be connected to each single cMT HMI at one time. All models also support common IIoT features such as MQTT cloud support, OPC UA for SCADA and ERP support, SQL database integration, and secure remote access via EasyAccess 2.0. Learn more about these IIoT features in the IIoT section of our website.

In addition to cMT HMIs, Maple also offers cMT Communication Gateways for applications where standard HMI display functionality isn't required, but the data extraction features are. cMT Gateways offer all the same communications drivers and IIoT features that cMT HMIs do, which allows them to be used to modernize legacy equipment.
Most HMIs have a built-in touchscreen to provide feedback and allow input from on-site personnel. If that is all that's required, a standard HMI may be sufficient. On the other hand, if you want the convenience of monitoring and accessing your system without having to walk to where the HMI is physically located, the cMT-SVR is a great option. Utilize your Apple smart phone or tablet to "Wi-Fi" into the cMT-SVR remotely. In addition, you can still connect a cMT-iV6 display or a cMT-iM21 touchscreen monitor to the cMT-SVR for local access.
Yes! The free cMT Viewer app is available for both Android and Apple smart devices. Simply download the app and connect to the same local network as your cMT HMI. You will then be able to browse to your HMI in the app, download the project, and then control your system from your phone.
The cMT Viewer app allow you to monitor conditions and interact with your system remotely. The free cMT Viewer app is available for PCs, Android, and Apple devices. This feature must be programmed by you and can be entirely disabled, so the decision is entirely yours. Maple Systems strongly recommends that you never program a cMT HMI to allow a remote device to send any command which may endanger personnel safety or cause damage to equipment. When utilizing Wi-Fi, always assume the real possibility that communication between your wireless device and the cMT HMI may be lost or delayed at any given moment.
There are several layers of security protection available when configuring the cMT HMI. A System Level password is required to log into the cMT device. You can also create user accounts in your EBPro project to limit access to specific screens and objects according to the security level assigned to each person.
The cMT3090 and the cMT3151 both offer a built-in mono speaker.
From an operator using a smartphone on the plant floor, to a corporate executive on the other side of the globe, Maple Systems products integrate perfectly with a wide variety of smartphones, tablets, and PCs, with apps for Apple, Android, and Windows�operating systems. This makes it easier than ever to connect to operational equipment in the field. Achieve secure connections, increased monitoring mobility, and reduced downtime to increase your organization's bottom line.

VNC: Our Advanced HMIs come with a built-in VNC (Virtual Network Computing) server. VNC is a Remote Frame Buffer protocol used for remote operation and screen sharing. It enables you to instantly monitor and control a remote HMI as though you were standing in front of it. When enabled, any third party VNC viewer client (available for Apple, Android, Windows�, and Linux devices) can log into a Maple HMI to see and control exactly what's shown on the HMI screen.

VNC Options on Maple Systems HMIs Include: :

  • Require a password or allow password-free access
  • Set a timeout to automatically log remote users out
  • Enable monitor mode (view only)
  • Allow single or multiple connections

VNC is ideal for situations where the remote device is on the same local network and bandwidth is not limited. For situations where users need the ability to view different screens without affecting the local unit, or when access from outside the local network is desired without needing to configure your router ports, EasyAccess 2.0 may be a better solution. Note: HMI IP address required for VNC access. VNC client applications for many different platforms are available online.
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Originally developed for use as an in-vehicle network in passenger cars, nowadays Controller Area Network (CAN) is used in many other industries. This includes applications in any kind of transportation system (rail vehicle, aircraft, marine, etc.), in industrial machine control systems, in home and building automation (e.g. HVAC, elevators), in mobile machines (construction and agriculture equipment), in medical devices and laboratory automation, as well as in many other embedded and deeply embedded applications.

CAN communication protocols are based on a distributed scheme, there is no central unit, allowing a direct data transfer between any two or more CAN devices. In an automated industrial installation, CANbus is most commonly used as part of a control system connecting vital systems that may be spread throughout a facility. A Maple Systems HMI with CANbus support, allows the operator to interact with the system. From there programmable logic controllers (PLCs) relay those commands through the CANbus interface to the sensors, actuators, motors or other mechanical systems that carry out the desired action.

What are the Benefits of CAN?

Integrating CANbus communication offers several advantages for industrial automation industries:

  • Speed: CAN data transfer speeds far outperform traditional analog wiring since multiple messages can be sent simultaneously to all connected devices, sensors or actuators.
  • Flexibility: Because of its single cable, two-wire structure, CANbus offers enhanced installation and maintenance flexibility. CAN-connected systems not only contain significantly less wire, making them easier to install, but adding new components to a system requires far less development while also greatly reducing complications in diagnosing and addressing signal problems.
  • Reliability: In addition to being far less sensitive to magnetic interference than analog wiring, CAN communication also requires fewer cables and connectors, drastically cutting down on points of failure.
  • Cost: The lower hardware costs and minimal signal processing requirements make CAN an ideal solution for embedded applications requiring multi-processor communication on a budget.

As the Internet of Things continues to grow and encompass more and more complex systems, standardizing the way each component communicates with the next will be vital in ensuring compatibility, expandability and installation longevity. Here at Maple Systems our HMIs work to implement CANbus communication in a wide range of custom embedded systems particularly in manufacturing environments and modern building automation installations.
As Wi-Fi becomes more readily accepted and accessible in today's industrial controls marketplace, the devices we use must evolve with it. The industrial control network must function in real-time, be highly available, responsive, and most of all, secure. These demands are often in direct conflict with the pressure to reduce costs, increase connectivity, and enable remote access. The HMI5103Loffers a secure means to join an existing Wi-Fi network so that you can more easily manage your production facilities.

Some benefits of implementing a Wi-Fi network in your smart factory include:
  • Cutting Costs by Creating a Wireless Network on Your Factory Floor: Wi-Fi can solve applications where wiring is impractical or too expensive. There's no need to run expensive Ethernet or Serial cables throughout your plant. Add a Wi-Fi router to your network and you're ready to go.
  • Flexibility in Communications and Troubleshooting: Use a Wi-Fi enabled laptop to troubleshoot your machines without having to plug in an Ethernet cable.
  • Ease of Expandability: Aside from the initial ease of setup for a Wi-Fi network, wireless networks can scale to serve a growing numbers of client devices using existing equipment. In a wired network, additional clients would require additional wiring.

HMI5103L Wi-Fi Features:
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Encryption
  • DHCP or Static IP options
  • Ability to turn Wi-Fi radio on/off from within the running program
  • Project upload/download over Wi-Fi
  • Data Sampling, Recipe, Event Log backup over Wi-Fi

Diagram of Wi-Fi compatibility with Maple Systems HMIs
The cMT-SVR-200 Servers, and cMT-G02 Gateway all feature built-in Wi-Fi, and can connect directly to any Wireless Network. All other models must be connected to a wireless router via an Ethernet cable before they can be accessed from another device on a Wireless Network.
cMT Viewer allows you to connect to any target cMT device in your network. You can operate any one CMT device at a time this way. cMT Viewer also allows users to monitor up to 50 cMT devices simultaneously using 'Monitor Mode'.
Yes. Our cMT Viewer app allows you to connect and control any cMT device from a Windows PC, as well as from a Smartphone or Tablet. cMT Viewer can be downloaded for free from our Software Downloadspage.
Security is paramount in today's technologically advanced times and 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? Our Dual-Ethernet models and Wi-Fi HMIs conveniently divide competing connectivity demands between two separate networks. This offers the benefits of connecting to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for your customers, while increasing the reliability and security of a private control network dedicated to keeping machinery operating at peak performance. The HMI becomes a gateway into your control 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 e-mail 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. Only data that is intentionally shared with the Internet will be accessible from the outside world. PLC and other machine hardware on the control network cannot be directly accessed, greatly improving security and preserving bandwidth for time critical control tasks. Maintaining separate networks is a best practice for the security-conscious, and our Dual-Ethernet and Wi-Fi models allow that to happen at a great price.

Dual-Ethernet Features:
  • Gigabit speeds: 10/100/1000 Base-T
  • EasyAccess 2.0included for secure (VPN) remote access from outside the local network
  • Separate LAN and WAN networking
  • DHCP or Static IP options

Remote HMI=RMI. The RMI5001units are "remote" in the fact that the monitoring/control element is physically separated from the display. The RMI5001 is an HMI with no display that converts any compatible TV or monitor into a Status Display Station in which the HMI data is displayed via an HDMI®cable. It divides the traditional all-in-one HMI into two parts: a data processing unit and a separate visual display. No longer is your screen size limited to the available HMIs on the market � you can now display your real-time production data on a large wall-mounted Status Display Station, easily visible from any plant floor location.

Connectivity Options: The RMI5001 data processing unit is a fully functional Advanced HMI and can be thought of as the "brain" data processing center which allows you to monitor and control your automation process. This unit offers one Ethernet port, three COM ports on one physical DE-9 Serial port, a USB Host port, an SD card reader slot, and support for more than 300 major brands of PLCs and controllers, including the standard industrial/IIoT protocols Modbus and MQTT.

Display Options: This compact, powerful unit turns any HDMI®-compatible TV or industrial monitor into a Status Display Station via HDMI� cable � efficiently delivering crisp, high-definition graphics. The HDMI®interface is also easily converted to DVI/VGA/Display Port with an adapter (not supplied). Because the display is user-selectable, you can choose the features you need in your display independent of the features you need in your HMI. Choose a daylight readable display with an extended temperature range for outdoor applications. Choose a large display for indoor applications that need to be easily viewable from far away. Or choose to have no display at all for applications where you only need data logging or mobile access to the HMI through VNC. You can even connect it to a projector for the largest display needs.
image of a Maple Systems RMI data processing unit

Extended Temperature Range: With the RMI5001's extended operating temperature range of -4� ~ 131�F (-20� ~ 55�C) and the versatility of choosing the right display for your needs, this unit gives you more installation environment flexibility than most HMIs on the market. It can be paired with high-brightness displays suitable for outdoor use or placed in colder environments than most LCD displays are capable of operating in.

Applications: The RMI5001 can also be used as an Andon or Annunciator System, creating a Status Display Station. It can collect equipment and quality management data from the production line, process the data, and then send visualization and sound to a large screen monitor via HDMI�, allowing real-time monitoring and control for onsite operators. Andon Systems are widely used in manufacturing plants for instant visual management. Alarm messages and key productivity indicators from the production line can be collected, displayed and monitored in real-time. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) information can be displayed and identifies the percentage of planned production time that is truly productive.
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Take things a step further by using the cMT-FHD, which is also a headless HMI that can be connected to any HDMI�compatible display and allows for touchscreen support. Touchscreen is supported via USB connection, or a USB mouse can be used with non-touchscreen displays. This compact, powerful unit is also dual-ethernet and can be used with a wireless router to communicate with an Apple/Android device, ultimately being able to communicate with up to three devices at the same time. More information on the cMT-FHD available here.
cMT Viewer is a client application that enables users to view and control cMT devices, quickly and easily. cMT Viewer runs the HMI project on the client device. Only application data is exchanged between the cMT hardware, acting as a server, and the client device – your smart phone or tablet. Monitor and control up to 50 cMT HMIs with one device! Note: cMT Viewer is onlycompatible with cMT HMIs.

image of Maple Systems cMT viewer

cMT Viewer will run on the following client platforms:
  • Windows®
  • Android Smartphones and Tablets
  • Apple iPhone/iPad
  • cMT-iV6
This means that a single cMT unit can be controlled by up to three client devices, running any of these platforms, at one time. Conversely, the same client device can be used to connect to any number of cMT servers. The cMT Viewer application in the client device will maintain a history of all cMT servers previously connected to. To switch to a new cMT server, simply select the project from the history list, and the project for that cMT server will start to run.

cMT Viewer is installed with EZwarePlus. It can be launched from the Maintenance Menu in Utility Manager after selecting cMT Series in the top left corner:

image of cMT Viewer

  • You may also create a desktop shortcut that points to cMT Viewer.exe in the EBPro installation directory.

  • Apple or Android Device
    The cMT Viewer application is available in the Google Play store and iTunes. Simply search for cMT Viewer and follow the installation instructions for your device.

image of Maple Systems CMT viewer

Monitor Mode is a feature exclusive to the Windows version of the cMT Viewer application. It allows real time data to be displayed from up to 50 cMT servers simultaneously. Each cMT server is displayed as a tile in a grid as seen below. This special overview screen is configured on window 3 of the cMT server's EBPro project. As the cMT responds to data read from the PLC, the tile view will update on the cMT Viewer client. A user can simply click any of the tiles to immediately jump to the full project for that cMT server.

image of Maple Systems CMT viewer

Monitor Mode is a feature exclusive to the Windows version of the cMT Viewer application. It allows real time data to be displayed from up to 50 cMT servers simultaneously. Each cMT server is displayed as a tile in a grid as seen below. This special overview screen is configured on window 3 of the cMT server's EBPro project. As the cMT responds to data read from the PLC, the tile view will update on the cMT Viewer client. A user can simply click any of the tiles to immediately jump to the full project for that cMT server.

image of Maple Systems Alarm Notification settings

Traditionally, HMIs were designed to connect only to local industrial control equipment such as PLCs or automation controllers. But the ever-increasing need for internet connectivity on the plant floor brings an increased demand for remote access to local HMIs and PLCs.

What if you could instantly access display information from a plant floor HMI or PLC from the comfort of your office, your living room, or even thousands of miles from the factory? With EasyAccess 2.0, all of this and more is possible. A remote supporting service, EasyAccess 2.0 offers the ability to easily monitor and troubleshoot Maple Systems HMIs (and connected PLCs) from a remote location as long as an Internet connection is available.

Accessibility from devices outside the plant provides the opportunity to add new features to the Maple HMI/PLC by qualified personnel without ever leaving company headquarters. The ability to troubleshoot and reconfigure an HMI or PLC from a remote location greatly reduces the length of down time, travel, and personnel costs.

Similar to instant messaging software such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, or WhatsApp, EasyAccess 2.0 allows you to instantly communicate with your HMI without spending time memorizing the HMI's IP address, or configuring complicated port mapping. As its name implies, EasyAccess 2.0 makes remote monitoring and troubleshooting Maple Systems HMIs efficient and easy.

EasyAccess 2.0 Enables Customers To:
  • Access, monitor, and control HMI screen activity as though you're standing in front of the machine
  • Upload/download HMI projects to make changes and modifications to the HMI
  • Upload/download PLC projects using pass-through functionality built into the Utility Manager to troubleshoot PLC program issues
EasyAccess 2.0 allows you to instantly and securely communicate with your Maple Advanced HMI or cMT series HMI from anywhere in the world. Accessibility from outside the plant provides the opportunity to troubleshoot or add new features to the HMI/PLC program by qualified personnel without ever leaving company headquarters. An administrator grants access to specific HMIs and groups, and traffic is encrypted and secured with VPN. Remote troubleshooting saves money by reducing downtime, travel, and personnel costs. Note: EasyAccess 2.0 requires an activation card.
image of EasyAccess 2.0 HMI software

Congratulations on deciding to implement EasyAccess 2.0. The day-to-day operations of your organization will soon be transformed – You'll get to enjoy an operator's view of the HMI without ever leaving company headquarters.

Below, find actionable steps to walk you through implementing EasyAccess 2.0. Doing so will enable you to remotely connect to HMIs and PLCs in the field for in-depth troubleshooting and monitoring. The steps outlined below are designed as a brief overview. For a more detailed explanation, please download our EasyAccess 2.0 Manual.

image: view of Maple Systems EasyAccess software implementation

Step 1: Obtain Session ID and Password
A unique Session ID and Password is generated for each HMI that is connected to the EasyAccess 2.0 server. If an HMI is activated but does not belong to a domain, you can determine the Session ID and Password by downloading a project that allows access to the internet.

  1. First, create and download an HMI program that displays the Session ID/Password (system registers [LW-10821] to [LW-10827]), and allows setting LW-10820, the connection control register. The above setup is available in the EasyAccess 2.0 Demo project and the template files of the HMI (Window 76 – EasyAccess 2.0 Setting).

  2. Let the HMI go online and connect to the EasyAccess 2.0 server by writing a "1" to [LW-10820] or clicking "Start" in the EasyAccess 2.0 Setting window.

  3. Once successfully connected, the HMI will display the Session ID/Password.
Note: It is also possible to determine the Session ID/Password using the EasyWatch application in the Utility Manager or the HMI configuration software.

EasyWatch allows users to monitor the HMI or PLC address values via Ethernet connection to the PC. For more information, consult the HMI Configuration Software Programming Manual.

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Step 2: Create Domain Account
An HMI must belong to a domain in order to use EasyAccess 2.0. Anyone can create a new domain for free, all you need is a valid e-mail address. The Domain Management System is the basic system used to organize and handle HMI's under a particular domain. An Administrator then runs the domain and selects users and HMIs to belong to the domain.

To create a new domain, go to the EasyAccess 2.0 Domain Management System (DMS) website: https://account.ihmi.net/domain/

Step 3: Activation
With the Session ID and Password, go to your DMS page and log in as the administrator. Under the "Devices" tab, click "+ Add HMI", and then select "Add by session id/password" under Action Type. Enter the Session ID/ Password and notes if needed.

Continue to step 4 below.

Activate units using an EasyAccess 2.0 Activation card (separate purchase). See Products tab for complete list.

image of easy-to-use setup of Maple Systems HMI software

Step 1: Obtain Hardware Key
A hardware key is built into each and every HMI. However, the EasyAccess 2.0 feature is disabled by default on these units and must be activated in order to use EasyAccess 2.0. The HMI's hardware key is located in configuration software's local system settings menu. Select the EasyAccess 2.0 tab and locate the 30 digit hardware key. You may also find it under the systems register LW-11210 on Window 76 – EasyAccess 2.0 Setting.

image of easy-to-use setup of Maple Systems software configuration

Step 2: Activation
In order to use EasyAccess 2.0, you must activate the HMI. The HMI can be activated by purchasing an activation cardfrom Maple Systems.

The activation code (from the activation card) and the hardware key (found in the HMI) are required to activate EasyAccess 2.0 in these units. If you wish to try EasyAccess 2.0 for free, a one-time, 30-day trialactivation option is available when you create a domain account.

Step 3: Create Domain Account
An HMI must belong to a domain in order to use EasyAccess 2.0. Anyone can create a new domain for free, all you need is a valid e-mail address. The Domain Management System is the basic system used to organize and handle HMI's under a particular domain. An Administrator then runs the domain and selects users and HMIs to belong to the domain.

To create a new domain go to the EasyAccess 2.0 Domain Management System (DMS) website: https://account.ihmi.net/domain/When an HMI is activated by activation card, it is automatically added to the domain under which it was activated.

image of easy-to-use setup of Maple Systems software

Step 4: Manage Your Domain
When you create a domain account, you become the domain's administrator. It's the administrator's responsibility to create new user accounts and to assign HMIs to specific users and HMI groups. Your domain can contain multiple HMIs, groups, and users.

image of easy-to-use setup of Maple Systems software

Step 5: Download and Launch EasyAccess 2.0
  1. Download EasyAccess 2.0 on your PC/ iPad/ iPhone/ Android Tablet.

  2. Launch EasyAccess 2.0.

  3. Enter the User ID at https://account.ihmi.net/. Once logged in, the program will list all HMIs assigned to this ID including all HMIs under an HMI group.

  4. Select an HMI and establish a remote connection.
You can now monitor any HMI in your HMI list.
Welcome to EasyAccess 2.0.

Maple Systems Advanced HMI and cMT series both support EasyAccess 2.0, it simply needs to be activated. There are two ways to activate your device depending on the model. The charts below indicate which models require the purchase of a separate activation card and which models come with EasyAccess 2.0 activation code already included in the purchase price of the model. EasyAccess 2.0 activation cards are purchased through Maple Systems. Please refer to the charts below for a breakdown of EasyAccess 2.0 information by model.

Advanced HMI Series

Models Purchased After Jan. 1, 2017
EasyAccess 2.0 Installed.
Purchase of EasyAccess card required for activation.
EasyAccess 2.0 Installed.
License Included.
No additional purchase required.
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HMI5043Lx icon
HMI5043LBx icon
HMI5070NLx icon
HMI5070Lx icon
HMI5070LBx icon
HMI5070Px icon
HMI5070DLx icon
HMI5071Lx icon
HMI5097NXLx icon
HMI5097DXLx icon
HMI5100Lx icon
HMI5102Lx icon
HMI5103Lx icon
HMI5121XLx icon
HMI5121Px icon
HMI5150XLx icon
HMI5150Px icon

cMT HMI Series

Models Purchased After Jan. 1, 2017
EasyAccess 2.0 Installed.
Purchase of EasyAccess card required for activation.
EasyAccess 2.0 Installed.
License Included.
No additional purchase required.
cMT3072x icon
cMT3151x icon
cMT-SVR-100x icon
cMT-SVR-102x icon
cMT-G01x icon
cMT-G02x icon

EasyAccess 2.0 offers customers a wide range of features and benefits that can positively impact the way you run your organization. In addition, EasyAccess 2.0 provides several features designed to increase security, preventing unauthorized access to HMIs and the control systems they connect to.
  • Easy Setup: EasyAccess 2.0 is easier to install and operate compared to the previous version of EasyAccess (1.0) because there is no need to modify router settings, firewalls, or open up ports. Very little PC setup is also required. All you need to do is enable the EasyAccess 2.0 feature on the HMI and connect the unit to the Internet via Ethernet cable. It's really that easy.

  • It's Secure: In a time where security and "getting hacked" are of utmost concern, EasyAccess 2.0 employs several technologies to protect the HMI and its control network. All communications are done through VPN (Virtual Private Network) setup to prevent third parties from accessing private information. All data is encrypted using 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology, which is commonly used in on-line banking. A proxy server option can also be used to conceal the identity of remote PCs. In addition, a Domain Management System (DMS) is required to designate authorized access of HMIs to specific users. In addition, the DMS is administrator-based and requires password protection for both the administrator and all users.

  • Preserves Bandwidth: Previously, EasyAccess (1.0) utilized a VNC server, which has a high bandwidth requirement. In addition to the live data, VNC would transfer the actual HMI screen and all of its graphics across the network, hogging bandwidth resources. With EasyAccess 2.0, a new HMI Viewer application has been integrated into the system. Only the actual live data is communicated across the network between the local HMI and remote device, preserving bandwidth and enabling faster data transfer.

  • More Efficient: EasyAccess 2.0 offers fast installation and set-up, faster operation, less strain on network bandwidth, and the convenience of instantly accessing your HMI from anywhere in the world. The new HMI Viewer takes a copy of live HMI data, sending only the data you need. In addition, Pass-Through mode enables quick and easy monitoring or updating of connected PLCs.

  • Saves Money: EasyAccess 2.0 reduces travel costs including gas, airfare, and overnight hotel accommodations. It reduces the cost of man-hours paid to send personnel onsite for troubleshooting and repair, as well as reduces the number of pricey technical support phone calls. But most of all, EasyAccess 2.0 will reduce the (very) expensive cost of downtime at the plant.

  • Better for Trouble Shooting: With EasyAccess 2.0, you can easily monitor and troubleshoot HMIs/PLCs from a remote location as long as an Internet connection exists. EasyAccess 2.0 manages all network settings and security issues so the user simply connects to the HMI as if they were on the local network. Instantaneously view screens or implement updates to an HMI project or PLC. Change what is seen on screen LIVE by the operator, or, using the new HMI Viewer, update the project without disrupting what the operator is doing.

  • Reduces Down Time: Time is money. With EasyAccess 2.0 you can bring the plant up faster, minimizing expensive downtime. Consider a machine builder who sells machines with Maple HMIs installed. If a customer reports an issue, the machine builder remotely connects to the HMI using EasyAccess 2.0 and investigates the problem. He can quickly review and update the HMI project, monitor the PLC using Pass-Through mode, and even update the PLC program. With EasyAccess 2.0, you'll enjoy the ability to resolve your problem almost as quickly as it occurs.

  • Easy Access Ready: EasyAccess 2.0 is just one element of the bigger IIoT picture. It enables us to connect to remote devices and access data for analytical purposes to ultimately benefit our bottom line. All OEMs and systems integrators can and should be IIoT ready. Because eventually, most customers will pursue a connected factory. Thankfully, EasyAccess 2.0 comes pre-installed on new Maple Systems HMIs. Simply activate the feature on the customer's device when the timing is right for them. For an extremely low cost, EasyAccess 2.0 can be an end-to-end solution for smaller-scale OEMS, even without using MQTT protocol.

EasyAccess 2.0

OEMs and large organizations need a way to connect to, monitor, and control devices that may be scattered across the globe. EasyAccess 2.0 is an out-of-the-box solution that requires little to no network set up at the site of installation, yet can be used to monitor and control your cMT solution without ever leaving the office.

Photo of a computer monitor running EasyAccess2.0 HMI software

EasyAccess 2.0 works by allowing the cMT device to reach out and register itself on a known, fixed, cloud-based web server. Access to the cMT HMI can be managed through a simple web interface. This allows companies to assign a particular set of HMIs to groups of EasyAccess 2.0 users. Users can then utilize one of several EasyAccess 2.0 client applications to connect to the cMT device through a secure VPN connection, allowing them to view and control the HMI project as if they were standing in front of the machine. EasyAccess 2.0 client applications are available for Windows PCs, Android devices, and Apple iPads/iPhones.

This easy to use solution brings the power of the IIoT to your product line without needing to integrate different software packages, or program a custom solution from scratch. OEMs can remotely manage their products post-sale after they're installed, with minimal need for network set up at the customer's site. This can save the enormous expense of onsite service calls. Large organizations with many devices in the field can have an instant window into any machine with an internet connection.