HORNER AUTOMATION IS SOFTENING UP
For over 20 years Horner Automation has been known as a company that produces strong engineered hardware solutions. Customers and potential customers see us as a company that makes our OCS (Operator Control Station) all-in-one controllers, I/O solutions and communications products. In fact, as the originator of the all-in-one design, the Horner name is synonymous with automation controllers with a built-in operator interface and I/O. Because our team at Horner has continued to build upon our successes in the market place, we have steadily expanded the product offerings to our current family of OCS controllers, which include a full range of products from 2-1/2&dquot; screens all the way up to 22&dquot; screens; all with varying I/O options. We are proud of the fact that Horner Automation does industrial automation hardware well.
Now, in fall 2015, Horner Automation is ready to unveil software that provides a revolutionary new way to remotely monitor and control machines. The Horner OCS‐Web family of software solutions is ready to launch. With our first SaaS (Software as a Service) feature (WebMI), we will introduce customers to a simple, cost effect way to develop state‐of‐the‐art scalable vector graphics (SVG)‐based HMI screens and HTML5‐based web publishing software. Customers will be able to do it all on their own, without any heavy‐duty networking or web programming experience. It is all done within the familiar environment of Horner’s proven programming software (Cscape). Contributing to the global trend known as the Internet of Things (or loT), our Horner WebMI instantly connects users to their automated applications. With WebMI, you have the ability to remotely monitor and control easier and faster than ever before, all through your phone, computer, or tablet ‐ providing users with the necessary insights to grow and improve their business.
WebMI provides a remote gateway directly to many of the Horner OCS XL products. Simply by providing a network connection from the OCS, the user can choose to publish the screens that they ahve developed on the OCS, or they can develop independent screens to publish. The OCS acts as the Web Server, so no additional expensive computer hardware or software is required to make this remote monitoring and control possible, and now all of this can be done from the palm of your hand. To do this seamlessly, we have incorporation high‐level security algorithms like: 128 bit SSL encryption, Industry Standard Hash Security Technology as well as the ability to work within their existing IT structure, ensuring continued uptime at all times.
Our controllers have helped to make our customers’ operations run effectively for decades. Now by adding our new software solution, WebMI, we will continue to keep them running; even if they are not directly in front of the controller.