HMI with built-in HDMI interface and customizable resolution

Jan. 18, 2018
Available drivers to provide many Class 1, Div 2 industrial-monitor options.

The newest member in Weintek’s cMT Series, the cMT-HDMI boasts all the rich HMI functionality found in the series, but without touchscreen and LCD, this HDMI-enabled unit can work with screens of any size. In short, screen size is no longer a limitation for applications requiring larger displays. The new device allows touch-control via USB connection—an industrial touchscreen display with USB interface, for example, or a USB mouse. The palm-size of the device makes it well-suited for small panels or projects with size restrictions, according to Weintek.

cMT-HDMI can collect equipment and quality-management data from the production line, process the data, and then send visualization and sound to a large screen monitor via HDMI, enabling real-time monitoring and control for onsite operators.

cMT-HDMI provides built-in support for remote monitoring. By running cMT Viewer application on cMT-iV5, smartphones, tablets, or PC, operators are able to remotely monitor a cMT-HDMI. In addition, this HMI model also supports smartphones as barcode scanners, multimedia players, and IP camera viewers.

Weintek claims powerful connectivity with the tool, including MCTT and OPC UA IIoT protocol standards, direct connection with databases, and more than 300 PLC/driver communication protocols. The cMT-HDMI also supports drivers from various industrial-grade touch mMonitors, such as Hope Industrial Systems monitors.

The cMT-HDMI has a built-in HDMI and users are free to customize the resolution to the most suitable setting for the chosen display device. The HDMI converts to DVI/VGA with off-the-shelf adaptors. Via USB interface, the cMT-HDMI can work with most industrial touchscreen monitors, according to Weintek. With its dual-core Cortex-A9 1GHz CPU, built-in 4GB Flash and 1GB RAM, the cMT-HDMI is a high-performance unit with wide input voltage range. With built-in MQTT server and client, and the option to connect directly with Amazon Aws IoT, the need for hosting an MQTT server is eliminated, enabling connection with the low-cost and reliable AWS IoT MQTT server.