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AdvancedHMI - a different approach to HMI development

2012-06-14 10:46:48views: 1856arj3090

AdvancedHMI - a different approach to HMI development

AdvancedHMI base package is a free software used to build HMIs that display information residing in a PLC. You will find it to be one of the fastest platforms to build an HMI with. The software takes advantage of the Visual Basic .NET development environment so effort is focused on the core software and not reinventing a development environment. Since all VB remains accessible, no need to try to accomplish complex things with a crippled scripting language. This gives the most flexible and expandable HMI software available.

No runtime fees! No fees for development environment! No fees for base tool set! The first thing you will notice are the photorealistic graphics. They are the best available. If you want something simpler, don't worry because there are a complete set of very basic text displays and buttons.

AdvancedHMI drivers are the heart of the application. Currently drivers are included for Allen Bradley SLC and Micrologix platforms over both RS232 and Ethernet/IP. A Beckhoff TwinCAT driver is also included.

Additional drivers will be constantly added for support of more platforms.
Allen Bradley
RS232 / DF1. Although this driver works over RS232, it is capable of communicating over DH485 and DH+ as well. Several devices have been testing including Equustek/DataLink DL3500, AB KF3, and SLC 5/04 with pass-thru bit set.
Ethernet/IP for SLC/MicroLogix
Ethernet This driver communicates with a SLC 5/05, ML1200, and ML14000 as well as any of the controllers compatible with a ENI module.
Ethernet/IP for ControlLogix/CompactLogix
Beckhoff. This driver is a pure .NET driver that does not depend on the Beckhoff unmanaged DLLs
Modbus/TCP. This driver implements the popular Modbus/TCP protocol

Quick Start Guide

Link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/advancedhmi/

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