Human Machine Interface; in short "HMI" is the means by which an operator can interact or control the machine or the entire process. It all started with hard wired push buttons and indicator lights on a control panel.
While PLCs control mechanisms, electronics, and other low-level devices, HMIs empower operators with visualization and touch controls. Together, HMIs and PLCs pave the way for efficient and flexible industrial workflows.
According to a Deloitte global survey, 94 per cent of executives in industrial companies consider digital transformation a top priority, but only 14 per cent believe their factories are ready for this big change.
The State of Industrial Cybersecurity Report 2018, from the Kaspersky Lab, found that 54 per cent of respondents who had experienced a cyber-attack on their industrial control system (ICS) noticed damage to their products or services. Industrial control systems are critical to business success, so how can we protect them better?
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