Case Study #2002

Manufacturing & Distribution

HMI Virtualization
Building Products

 

CHALLENGES
Older, traditional PC-based HMI failures caused significant downtime due to recovery from hardware- and software-related issue8s.

SOLUTION
We designed and implemented a focused HMI Virtualization solution where we de-coupled the HMI hardware from the application and redirected the processing to the facility’s secure, fully redundant data center.

BENEFITS
By introducing a standardized, secure and controlled, fault-tolerant architecture for HMI Operations, production outages related to hardware and software have been greatly reduced. And, in the rare event of a failure or human error, recovery is quick and reliable, measured in seconds or minutes. Hardware and software costs have been reduced. Significant, positive impacts to production and profitability have been realized by leveraging thin clients on the plant floor with a centralized, secure and controlled, bullet-proof computing and storage architecture.