White Papers

  • INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS & INDUSTRY 4.0 HMI

    Leveraging Open HMI Technologies for Convergence & the IIoT Boom

    The purpose of this white paper is to provide an overview of the latest developments and trends within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Industries. The term Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0, refers to the integration of physical industrial machinery with software, Internet, along with network sensors, actuators, and other industrial machines and equipment. Moreover, this paper will address the vital role AIS’s open, human machine interfaces and visualization technologies play in enabling IIoT, Smart industries and Industry 4.0 technologies. Finally, it will present AIS’s portfolio of Smart HMI solutions currently deployed in IIoT, Smart Cities, Smart Transportation, Smart Factories, Smart Buildings and Digital Oil Fields.

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  • Hazardous Area And Location Classifications And Protections

    Addressing Hazardous Areas Safety Requirements with Properly Designed Intrinsically Safe and Ex Approved HMIs and Panel PC Solutions for the Oil & Gas Industry

    This paper explores the basics of fire and explosion safety issues, legislation, regulations and global standards, and compares Class/Division Hazardous Location vs. Zone Hazardous Area Classifications and Protections primarily for Oil & Gas Refineries, Chemical Processing, Transport Operations, Oilfield Equipment and Services. AIS’s broad range of ATEX certified HMI Embedded Systems, including Industrial Touch Panel PCs, Thin Clients and Ruggedized Monitors are designed, manufactured, tested, certified, UL listed and CE Ex marked for use in hazardous areas and classified locations.

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  • What’s New in Multi Touch Technology?

    Projected Capacitive Multi-Touch Technology

    Technology is touching more people’s lives every day. Multi-touch-enabled devices and equipment can sense touch inputs in more than one location simultaneously, and they are having a profound impact in industrial settings. Nearly everyone is beginning to interact frequently with multi-touch technology, including end-users, panel operators, engineers, managers, purchasers, executives and other decision-makers. Projected Capacitive Multi-touch Technology can make workers more productive and facilities more profitable, because users can simply do so many things with just their fingers than was previously possible.

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