EchoRing™ enabling HMI
Wherever humans use and control technology, they like to do that without cabling. What we all know from our everyday life – think about television control, telephony, or even rc cars of our kids – is at least as true for or professional life as well. The difference lies in the importance of the tasks and the severity of failures in case the wireless control breaks down. Today, for a lot of monitoring and maintenance tasks wireless HMIs are already in use. A favoured platform for that are tablet devices. For safety related tasks, like real-time control of machine tools or even robots, wireless is not yet a real option, as existing wireless communication systems do not fulfil the demanding requirements of safety related communication.