Cloud Computing Ready Industrial Panel PC and Touch HMI Systems

Date: 3/7/2016

AIS Introduces Cloud Computing Ready Industrial Panel PCs with Open Standard Architecture Enabling Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 Applications

AIS’s PC-based, HMI, SCADA, and Thin Client Touch Panels Support OPC, MQTT, and REST IoT Protocols and Web-based Software for Advancing Industry 4.0 Applications in Smart Manufacturing

Industrial HMI Panels Support OPC, MQTT, and REST IoT Protocols and Web-based SoftwareIRVINE, CALIFORNIA – March 7, 2016 – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, 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, announce their Smart family PC-based HMI Touch Screen Panels and Industrial Panel PCs (IPCs) are designed and engineered to accommodate and support key requirements of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things applications for control, monitoring and automation.

AIS’s Premium, Standard and Compact series of advanced, intelligent HMIs 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 Premium, Standard and Compact family of IIoT ready Touch Panel PCs are built to support Industrial Internet of Thins (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 deployment. This allows streaming of real-time machine and sensor data into cloud-based platforms for Big Data and real-time analytics.

AIS’s PC-Based HMI Touch Panels Provide Cloud-Based Computing and Internet-Based Software for Rapidly Growing Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 Implementations

Utilizing an open platform architecture, AIS’s Smart portfolio of HMI IoT Gateway leverages communication protocols supported by its open platform and is able to help streaming data from thousands of industrial sensors and machines to cloud-based big data and analytics software applications. It also supports customizable data formats to ensure compatibility with most MQTT and REST applications. Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort. AIS’s Premium, Standard and Compact series for IoT and ICT applications allows enterprises to get their HMI/SCADA applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.

AIS’s Premium and Standard Touch Panels for HMI and SCADA Solutions Advancing Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence

Industrial businesses have traditionally maintained on-site server hardware that hosts e-mail, databases and other applications, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. More and more users are moving basic electronic services to the cloud, using Internet-based services rather than installing and maintaining servers locally. AIS’s Premium and Standard series PC-based control, monitoring and automation HMIs for IIoT and Industry 4.0 applications allow machine builders and end-users to facilitate moving local servers into the cloud, using internet-based software as a service to monitor machines and plant operations remotely and obtain data for real time analytics. In addition, with AIS’s SCADA and Thin Client HMIs as the gateway, end-users adopt cloud-base services for IIoT and Industry 4.0 implementations.

AIS’s Compact Touch Panels for Web-based HMI and Thin Client Solutions for .NET, Web, and IoT Systems Applications

AIS’s Compact HMI series while slightly modest in features, expandability and modularity compared to its big brothers (Premium and Standard), it still implements the popular IoT protocols including OPC, MQTT, and REST Protocols and Web-based software. The Compact Touch Panel from AIS makes it easier for customers to apply cloud concept to industrial applications and facilitate data collection and analysis.

Here are brief descriptions of the IoT and Web-based Protocols, AIS’s Intelligent, Premium, Standard and Compact Series of open architecture, PC-based HMIs and Touch Panels for IoT, ICT, Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 applications support:

  • REST is an architectural style consisting of a coordinated set of architectural constraints applied to components, connectors, and data elements, within a distributed hypermedia system.
  • MQTT is designed for connections with remote locations where a "small code footprint" is required or the network bandwidth is limited.
  • Open Platform Communications (OPC) is a series of standards and specifications for industrial telecommunication. An industrial automation industry task force developed the original standard in 1996 under the name OLE for Process Control (Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control).

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of industrial computing solutions, AIS open platform control and monitoring solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for Industrial, Building Automation, Food & Beverages, and Oil & Gas applications. The company’s HMI solutions are key enabling technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things, (IIoT), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) and Industry 4.0 applications. AIS is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, control, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays. For more information,, email: or contact: 1-888-485-6688.