Facilitating design, adapting to operational requirements, ensuring good scalability and opening up a wide array of potential options… these are just some of the challenges that HMI solutions need to address. These aside, the overriding and principle purpose of these interfaces is to enable operators to fully harness the potential of their SCADA tool.
Modern IT capabilities are going to disrupt HMI design. New technologies and the inclusion of user experience can make them complex to design. Plus if we also factor in bespoke industry and function–specific features and user profiles, it is easy to see why the development of HMIs is a crucial step in the creation of a powerful SCADA application.