AIS Introduces Open Architecture Industrial Panel PCs-Cloud Computing Ready, Supporting Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 Applications

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Irvine based American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), an in-house designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), HMI Touch Panels, Industrial Touch Screens, Displays, Operator Interface Terminals (OITs), Box PCs, Industrial PCs and Thin Clients have announced their lineup of PC-based HMI Touch Screen Panels and Industrial Panel PCs (IPCs). The stated lineups, classified into Premium, Standard and Compact series are engineered to support requirements of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.

The HMIs offered by the firm support Open Platform Communications (OPC), Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and Representational State Transfer (REST), Internet of Things (IoT) Protocols and Web-based software necessary for IIoT applications. AIS's HMI IoT Gateway utilizes open platform architecture and leverages supporting communication protocols to allow streaming of real-time machine and sensor data into cloud-based platforms for Big Data and real-time analytics. The Gateway supports customizable data formats to ensure compatibility with most MQTT and REST applications. The firm’s IoT and ICT applications are designed to facilitate enterprises set up and manage their HMI/SCADA applications faster; improve manageability and reduce maintenance, thus enabling ITs to better allocate resources to meet fluctuating business demands. AIS’s Premium and Standard series HMIs can facilitate businesses migrate traditional on-site servers into the Cloud. Utilizing internet-based SaaS, businesses can monitor machines and plant operations remotely and obtain data for real time analytics. The Compact series of HMIs, albeit short of features, expandability and modularity against Premium and Standard, still implements the same protocols (OPC, MQTT, REST), helping businesses apply the Cloud concept in their industrial applications.