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Human-Machine Interface - HMI

Human-Machine Interface - HMI

The graphical environment

Panorama E² HMI has featured a fully vector-based graphics engine since version 3.0. SCADA HMI editor allows you to build sophisticated mimic diagrams with a wide range of item animations. You can generate gradients and vary each item's opacity, size, fill, position, etc. Numerous commands are available, such as pressing or releasing a mouse button, drag&drop, moving the mouse over an item, as well as keyboard shortcuts. Furthermore, the SCADA HMI engine lets you apply all types of programmable user controls: these include standard controls such as buttons, drop-down lists, and pop-up menus, as well as custom controls like an embedded view of a video surveillance camera.

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During operations

Whatever your application, it must adapt its human machine interface to your requirements concerning:

  • Navigation (menus, hypertext links, multiple windows, display sizes etc.)
  • The use of color-coded and visual standards
  • User-specific requirements (profiles, custom information)
  • User behavior (actions/procedures available on different devices)
  • The application environment (PCs, smartphones, touch screens, systems without keyboards, remote screens)
  • etc.

During system design

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All these user requirements call for software functions. When creating your SCADA HMI in Panorama Studio, these functions need to interact in order to obtain the desired system behavior. With Panorama you always use the same mechanisms: data items are “hard-wired” together in order to obtain a given behavior, whether it concerns:

  • Determining animations and commands
  • Displaying a particular view
  • Opening a menu
  • Managing access rights
  • Configuring items/pre-configuring components
  • etc.

All our complementary tools feature the user-friendly Panorama HMI, making it easier for you to build your applications.