IndraControl VEP products, a line-up of Windows CE-based HMIs from Bosch Rexroth (http://rbi.ims.ca/4929-509), are available with an integrated PLC and fieldbus master for advanced automation control applications. Based on Windows CE.NET 4.2 embedded operating system and equipped with AMD processors, hardware features include on-board Ethernet and USB interfaces, CompactFlash memory, PC/104 expansion slots and TFT color touchscreens in sizes from 8.4 to 15 inch.
The IndraControl VCP series of compact HMIs are available with hardware options and screen sizes from 3 inch monochrome displays to 5.7 inch color touchscreens. Display terminals provide flexibility, open connectivity using a variety of interfaces including serial, Ethernet, Profibus, Interbus and DeviceNet. Units are programmed using Rexroth's Windows-based software, VI-Composer.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.