Product Spotlight: iView Advanced HMI

Introducing the IMO iView HMI - 2nd generation advanced human machine interface.

IMO’s 2nd generation range of iView HMI’s are available in five touch screen sizes 4.3”, 7.0”, 10.4”, 12.1” and 15.0”. The HMI range options include E Series models for simple applications, M Series models for medium range applications and H Series models with higher capability for more demanding applications.

The new HMI’s have high resolution 65K colour resistive touch LCD TFT screens operating on an ARM based Processor. The compact and well-designed bodies are packed with features. Communication and data logging is made easy by incorporating a number of ports; two USB, one Ethernet, up to five Serial ports and removable media ports. These features make it possible to connect to printers, keyboards or a mouse, and data storage on a microSD™ card or USB Flash Drive.

Now featuring IoT functionality, the 2nd generation iView is rich in communication features, and allows for remote connectivity via VNC server or Android App “HMI In Hand” and IDCS remote functions. The iView has integrated Ethernet protocols (Modbus TCP/IP, BACnet/IP, Profinet/IP), and Serial protocols (including Modbus RTU, BACnet, Siemens MPI). In fact, the iView Advanced HMI is loaded with over 480 industry protocols as standard to easily integrate into your application, no matter what other hardware your are utilising.

The included IMO iView Developer programming software is an exceptionally easy to use integrated development tool, featuring solution-oriented screen objects, high-end vector graphics, Windows font support for multi-language applications, recipes, alarms, data loggers and operation logging. Other functions include Trending, XY Graph, Alarm Monitoring and Time Scheduling.

Hardware Features

Ingress protection for dust proofing & water resistance 3x In-built Serial Ports including 1x Screwless In-built FTP file transfer functionality allowing remote download Plug-in power terminal for easy-fit In-built Ethernet port for remote connectivity 2x In-built USB Ports (1x USB A, 1x USB B) MicroSD card storage for data logging Can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation

IoT Features

IMO’s second generation of iView Advanced HMIs are provided with IoT features for remote monitoring and control, built-in as standard. The IoT features include IDCS, MQTT, “HMI-in-Hand” Android Application and Windows based software for remote capability. Functionality is available with the iView Developer (v4.0) configuration software. For information regarding complete functionality and pricing, email automation@imopc.com.

IDCS – Inter-Device Connection Service

The Inter-Device Connection Service (IDCS) is included with the new generation of iView Advanced HMIs, and accomplishes non-VPN remote monitoring, updating and controlling functions, which assists in accomplishing most tasks remotely, making daily maintenance easier and thus reduces costs. It also enables the saving and retrieval of data remotely to non-static IP, public IP and VPN supported devices. Additional benefits include remote download and upload of HMI and PLC applications, built-in VNC, plus there is an "HMI-in-Hand" Android App which supports the monitoring and control of multiple HMIs from a mobile device.

MQTT - Message Queuing Telemetry Transport

The Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is designed to be open, simple and lightweight. It is a publisher / subscriber-based communication protocol, which allows message-based transfer between applications. The MQTT is suitable for continuous monitoring of sensory data, such as level, temperature, pressure etc.

iView Developer Software

IMO offers free dedicated licensed software for configuring your iView HMI, called iView Developer. It utilises a dynamic multi-lingual user interface with Unicode, and offers screen text support for multiple languages, and features an offline simulator to enable testing of the program before downloading to the iView. For a full list of features, please see the IMO Automation Product Range Brochure.

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