Schneider Electric announces new high performance HMI with smartphone-like navigation
Published: 2 July 2015 - Marianne Evans
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, presented Magelis GTU, the latest in the Magelis range of HMI solutions. Magelis GTU allows users to create the perfect HMI for their application by simply snapping together the panel box and display of their choice. Optimised for the latest HMI configuration software from Schneider Electric, Vijeo XD, Magelis GTU is as easy and comfortable to use as a smartphone or tablet, with intuitive navigation and many connectivity options, including remote access.
Integrated high-end communication
Magelis GTU is easy to integrate with system architecture thanks to an unmatched variety of embedded interfaces: dual Ethernet Gigabit port for network connectivity, dual serial and one optional fieldbus interface for easy communication with industrial devices, and up to four USB ports for connecting peripherals while minimising wiring.
Easy navigation and operation
Magelis GTU offers ease and comfort of use for both the application developer and operator. Thanks to industrial multitouch, users can zoom in/out, swipe, and scroll through intuitive menus while wearing protective gloves or through protective screen cover. High resolution, 16 million colour screen delivers a crystal-clear view of the same key functions and tools as a PC, including Office viewer, Adobe viewer, Internet Explorer, multimedia player, etc. Magelis GTU applications can also be accessed through a second display via the DVI interface and managed remotely through the Vijeo Design’Air app for mobile devices.
The modular design of Magelis GTU enables full optimisation of parts inventory. Maintenance is reduced to the minimum thanks to the robust aluminium housing and wide range of power supply (12-24VDC) and temperature (0-60°C). Display size and type can be changed or replaced without any special tools while protecting all system and user data with removable memory units. The application is automatically resized to fit the new display. Thanks to a front USB port with IP66/67 protection, HMI data can be accessed and copied conveniently at any moment without opening the cabinet door.