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26 - 28 February 2019 // Nuremberg, Germany

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Session 29 - Embedded GUI & Augmented Reality

Building Modern Industrial HMIs with Open Standards and Open-Source Software Vortragssprache Englisch

Traditionally HMIs for industrial automation are built using proprietary tools, components and interfaces. In the worst case a solution of this kind is created with a proprietary tool requiring a proprietary runtime and a proprietary communication interface, both often only available for Windows. This presentation makes the case for building industrial HMIs with open standards and open-source software by showcasing a modern, touch-enabled automation HMI built with Qt Quick, running on an ARM-SBC with an OpenEmbedded/Yocto-based Linux as OS, using OPC-UA and open62541 to communicate with a Beckhoff PLC. Qt is an open source C++ framework delivering the building blocks for cross-platform HMI and application development. Within Qt there is Qt Quick, a technology geared towards rapidly building modern, animated, smartphone-like HMIs. OpenEmbedded and Yocto have emerged as the standard tooling to create custom Linux firmwares. OPC-UA is a modern, platform-independent communication interface primarily used in automation scenarios. open62541 is an open-source project implementing an OPC-UA stack. The presentation will compare a solution built on open standards and open-source software with a traditional approach. It will discuss advantages and disadvantages of both, taking into account different kinds of scenarios and applications, as well as our experience in the field.

--- Date: 01.03.2018 Time: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Conference Counter NCC Ost



Frank Meerkötter

basysKom GmbH


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