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Several InstantHMI solution bundles are available on PDA platforms. We can assist you in creating customized solutions to meet other requirements such as RFID, Barcoding, GPS Data Integration, etc.


Clipboard Replacement:

Manufacturing activities (such as maintenance and troubleshooting) still depend on manual data collection involving a 'Clip-board'. The dictionary defines clipboard as a writing board with a spring clip at the top for holding papers or a writing pad. InstantHMI installed on a PDA with barcoding and/or RFID is easily adapted as a tool for maintenance and troubleshooting equipment. InstantHMI Clipboard Palette tools make it easy to create clipboard forms.




Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is one of the auto ID systems (like bar codes, smart cards, etc.) used to help machines identify objects. This technology is used in PDA based InstantHMI for automatic data capture to identify objects and transfer this information to a PC without data entry. Such a system naturally increases efficiency and reduces data entry. Scanned RFID/Barcode may be used to initiate machine test sequences or inventory control.



Bluetooth Cable Replacement:

Bluetooth technology (built in many PDAs) provides RF communications in the 2.45 GHz spectrum (using Frequency Hopping). Class 1 devices have a range of about 30' feet, while class2 devices have range of 300' feet. InstantHMI technology uses socket serial Bluetooth adapters to provide Bluetooth capability to convert serial port on legacy controllers. Such a wireless link eliminates the need for a serial cable link to the controller.



Ruggedness/Intrinsic Safety:

PDAs provide low cost, portable and mobile platforms for InstantHMI runtime. Companies such as Symbol, Intermec Technologies and TDS provide PDAs that trade off some compactness for ruggedness while incorporating additional functionality such as barcode scanning. For application requiring ruggedness we provide InstantHMI bundled with TDS Recon rugged PDAs.  InstantHMI solution bundle with Ecom Instrument can meet your intrinsic safety requirements.



Use InstantHMI technology provided on CF/SD memory cards with Compatible PDAs in your application.




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