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January 4, 2018

Top 30 Ways Operations Management Interface Advances HMI and SCADA

Omer Qadri
Omer Qadri
omer.qadri@schneider-electric.com

Omer is responsible for product marketing for Wonderware Supervisory and HMI software. He has over 15+ years experience evangelizing the power of software in Industrial Automation, Enterprise software and SaaS applications.


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In this video, John Krajewski, Director HMI/SCADA Portfolio at Schneider Electric, will share 30 ways Operations Management Interface (OMI) goes beyond the expectations of HMI and SCADA. That's right 30, let's get started.   

 

 

 

 

  1. ArchestrA Graphics - OMI protects the investment of our ecosystem. ArchestrA Graphics are the core graphical content in OMI. 
  2. Pan/zoom - OMI was designed for use on a variety of device sizes. To ease viewing, users may often want to zoom content. OMI uses a high performance rendering technology to deliver a responsive experience with smooth rendering.
  3. Declutter - OMI allows you to keep your user interface clean and easy to read while allowing fast access to details by simply zooming in.
  4. Natural Navigation Model - The UI navigation in OMI is driven through a data model that eliminates the need for thousands of animations and scripts.
  5. Alternate Graphics  - System Platform asset model forms the core of the OMI navigation model. When an asset has alternate graphics those can easily be accessed by simply swiping.
  6. Multi-touch - Modern hardware supports multiple touch points which allows for contemporary user interface designs. All animations in an OMI application are independently processed which gives the UI designer freedom to build experiences which are immersive and natural.
  7. Slide-in panes - Slide in panes provide quick access to important information like menus or any process graphic. This frees up screen real estate when they are not needed. 
  8. Simultaneous Mouse and Touch Support - Navigation functions have both touch and mouse equivalents so they can be used on both new and older hardware. 
  9. Context driven Alarm Grid - the alarm grid is context driven by the same navigation model as process graphics. So filtering alarms based on the area of interest just happens.
  10. SCADA Playback - Gain deeper insight into your process by playing back your historical data through your process graphics. Historical data is a native data source than can be used to drive any graphic. Pause, rewind and fast forward your system to give you better control of your industrial process. 
  11. Situational Awareness - Wonderware has been at the forefront of driving Situational Awareness in industrial automation and OMI builds on everything we have done for appropriate color usage and design elements. OMI delivers a prebuilt runtime framework, built on best practices across the industry.
  12. Tabs Support - OMI can be set to automatically link graphics to tabs. You can navigate those tabs directly or swipe across the content to switch tabs.
  13. Touch Lock - prevent unintended Operator actions from errant screen touches. The Touch lock mechanism of OMI will allow simple navigation touches while preventing commands until the touch lock button is pressed simultaneously.
  14. Running multiple OMI application instances  - OMI applications will be used beyond the traditional plant floor workstations and provide the flexibility to run as many instances as the user desires unleashing the power of modern hardware.
  15. Mapping Support (Track Moving Assets) - Industrial processes with geographically distributed assets can leverage the built in mapping app in OMI. This will automatically overlay process graphics on a map and deliver a very dynamic experience by calling up more details as the map is zoomed in.
  16. Mapping Support (Layer Support) - The mapping app built into OMI can also present layered data along with the map and asset details. This can display information like weather or any layers you have in your GIS systems.
  17. Responsive Design - OMI applications are data driven. So, now you can build applications very quickly using pre-built layouts and screen profiles. This delivers experiences that are tailored to different form factors and input devices, like a phone,  with very little effort.
  18. Navigation Model (Tree view) - Hierarchical Navigation menus are automatically linked to the navigation model with the Navigation Tree app. 
  19. Navigation Model (Breadcrumb) - The navigation breadcrumb app delivers an automatically generated drop down navigation menu capability.
  20. Screen Yoking - OMI natively caters for advanced concepts like screen yoking. When a number of panes are a contextually linked together but show a varying degree of detail.
  21. Alarm Aggregation - The navigation apps all leverage the real-time alarm data to make it very easy for the operator to find the details to help them safely address abnormal situations in a timely manner.
  22. Multi-Monitor Support (with context) - OMI applications can natively span across multiple monitors while maintaining context. A key difference between multiple monitors and multiple instances is that in multi-monitor mode the context can be shared across all panes on all screens. 
  23. Prebuilt faceplates - Faceplates have typically used popups that obscure the overview graphic. But with the ability to resize content, OMI faceplates can share real estate instead.
  24. Web App - Many industrial processes are improved through the use of information in other IT or OT systems. Commonly those systems have a web interface. With the built-in Web App, OMI can contextually access any alternate data.
  25. Presenter App (List) - dynamically display graphics from related sources in a list. This enables you to display key performance indicators in a quick dashboard view, with zero engineering effort.
  26. Presenter App (Grid) - The content presenter app can also show a number of graphics in a grid. The number of rows and columns will dynamically change based upon the graphical space available and display device.  
  27. Dynamic Resize - When you resize an OMI application your layouts and panes define how the content inside is reshaped or not.
  28. Customizable Layouts - The panes within your layout can be set to be fixed or you can allow the user to customize their workspace to their preference.
  29. Context Properties - The core of the OMI experience is driven based on context. There are a great number of built-in context properties.
  30. App SDK - Apps are the core to extending their world beyond the point to point limitations of Human Machine Interface. Apps will be developed by Schneider Electric and our partner ecosystem and will reshape how industrial processes are managed.

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