WiFi-enabled devices, having fewer installation and wiring restrictions, are ideal for mobile application, remote monitoring and device maintenance. Normally, these devices connect to networks via wireless Access Point (AP). Supported cMT X HMIs with M02 WiFi module added, can not only connect to wireless AP but also be used as a WiFi hotspot mode and become an AP itself.
A Variety of Applications
- Monitoring HMI Remotely
The WiFi hotspot allows smartphones or laptops to wirelessly connect to HMI, which is suitable for HMI monitoring and maintenance.
- Connecting to Devices on Local Network
In an application where an AGV, LGV, or stacker is used, it is nearly impossible to debug or adjust parameters when the vehicle is moving. Now with WiFi hotspot, the maintenance staff can simply connect to an HMI’s hotspot and then access devices that are on the same network as the HMI, via HMI’s wired connection.
- Connecting Other Devices to Internet
The HMI which has internet access via Ethernet or 3G/4G dongle can also share its internet connection with another wireless device by hotspot.
Enabling WiFi hotspot is as simple as toggling settings on a smartphone. All you need to do is to set the SSID and password from a browser or on the HMI, and hotspot will be ready.
The hotspot feature of cMT X HMI plus M02 WiFi module offers many advantages. It not only makes device maintenance and management less time-consuming, but also adds flexibility to the system design and implementation in many applications.
WiFi Feature Highlights
: cMT X models that support M02 WiFi Expansion Module
|Applicable Models||cMT X models that support M02 WiFi Expansion Module|
|WiFi Standards||IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|WiFi Modes||WiFi Connection or WiFi Hotspot|
|Max. No. of Clients||10|
|SSID Settings||Supports multiple languages|