WHAT IS WEBMI?
Horner Automation Group’s recent Webinar answers your questions.
At Horner Automation Group, we strive to bring you the most up-to-date technology in industrial automation products. WebMI is the first of our newest software offerings to help you manage the latest networked automation control devices with ease, convenience, and security.
We recently hosted a free webinar that some of you may have seen. The purpose of the webinar was to help you, the user, to further understand the ins and outs of the software. WebMI has multiple options and verification levels that can be set up, all navigated from within our proven programming environment; Cscape.
One of the first issues that must be addressed in order to use WebMI is the proper Cscape software version and the minimum firmware version that is in your industrial automation controllers. Your Cscape must be updated to version 9.70, while the controllers must have the updated Firmware version 14.14. From this point forward, all new Horner controllers will be ready for WebMI software at time of purchase.
WebMI incorporates HTML5 web publishing code in order to work properly across multiple processing systems such as Android and IOS, so there’s no need to worry about switching devices. Although this does mean that if you are using HTTPS (TLS) to encrypt communications, WebMI is not available at this time.
Verification levels and access were also another popular topic during the webinar. In order to fully understand, you can watch the video playback of the webinar and follow along step-by-step to set up different access levels. These levels are set by the user who initially sets up the software, meaning they will have the choice to allow access to each user. Different users are able to use the same access codes and passwords. WEBMI supports synchronized applications, whereby the screens on the controller and the remote screens are mirrored.
WebMI is loaded onto our controllers through a microSD card, the WEBMI application may be sent to the card via FTP or even can be saved directly to the card. It is possible that the microSD card fails — but if it does, there is no reason to worry. Should you lose the MicroSD or even if it fails, you will have the opportunity to download the license to a different microSD card, through the same process that you used initially. Or, you can restore from a backup if you have previously backed up the microSD card. This also comes in handy if you lose your microSD card, as the license can be reloaded to the same controller from the licensing portal.
The webinar was designed to help answer common questions that were presented in the launch of the software. With that being said, we encourage you to watch the webinar overview video to learn much more. If you liked this webinar, let us know. We hope to learn more about what you would like out of our technical support team, and if there is anything more we can do to help in this exciting first launch of WebMI.