AUTOMATION: “Real-Time Video Provides a Fourth Dimension for Intelligent Visualization and Control,” a brief by Craig Resnick of ARC Advisory Group, says that adding video to today’s HMI operator stations in automation and process control can play an important role in improving a company’s ergonometrics, while also enhancing safety, security, and regulatory compliance.
For operators to make the correct decisions quickly, they require synchronized and appropriately contextualized information.
ARC believes that video is the key to maximizing operator performance.
Most companies in the fast-growing remote video monitoring space have plenty of expertise in basic video technology. However, providing real-time video that effectively integrates and synchronizes live visualization with industrial applications to provide operators with contextualized information requires significant additional expertise. ARC warns that adding video to HMIs is not a simple matter.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson