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Iconics integrates human machine interface with ‘head-mounted wearable’ like smart glasses

A company called Iconics has integrated its human-machine interface with RealWear’s head-mounted industrial wearable which could be described as being like smart glasses (main picture).

Iconics is a software developer which provides a range of HMI and supervisory control and data acquisition solutions, as well as data analytics and energy management.

Iconics says it provides web-enabled OPC UA and BACnet certified visualization, analytics, and mobile solutions for energy, manufacturing, industrial or building automation applications. 

The integration of Iconics’ HMI software with the RealWear’s HMT-1 head mounted industrial wearable, offers what the companies describe as “a 100 per cent hands-free tablet class device”.

Iconics says the latest version of its Genesis 64 HMI/SCADA and building automation suite includes “Any Glass” technology that can be used with self-contained head-wearable computing devices.

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This combination of Iconics software with hardware like RealWear’s HMT-1 enables users to visualize real-time and historical data key performance indicators with voice driven, hands-free usage, says the company.

The solution features “an intuitive, completely hands-free interface”, says Iconics.

The RealWear HMT-1 is a “fully rugged head-worn solution” for industrial IoT data visualization, remote video collaboration, technical documentation, assembly and maintenance instructions and streamlined inspections right to the eyes and ears of workers in harsh and loud field and manufacturing environments.

Russ Agrusa, president and CEO of Iconics, says: “Iconics partnered with RealWear to make the invisible visible.

“Combining Iconics’ superior visualization HMI/SCADA software with the RealWear HMT-1 provides an ideal solution for customers who require a hands-free interface to interact with untapped data in their organizations.”

Sanjay Jhawar, president and chief product officer at RealWear, says: “The HMT-1 was expressly designed for visualization of industrial IoT data in real-time, fully hands-free in loud and rugged environments.

“Using the power of HTML5 with RealWear’s noise-robust voice-control markup language, Iconics was able to quickly create an ergonomic and safe human machine interface for industrial workers leveraging the full visualization power of the Genesis 64 suite.

“Together, we provide a total solution for wearable, hands-free mobile visualization for field workers in energy, process control, manufacturing and other industries.”