Monday, February 29, 2016

InTouch Panel PC won the Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award

2016 Engineers' Choice Awards: InTouch Panel PC; Category: Hardware — HMI, Operator Interface, Thin-client 

Control Engineering, part of CFE Media, awarded products in 27 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, as chosen by print and online subscribers. This is the 29th year of product recognition for the publication, highlighted in the February 2016 monthly edition, in several newsletters and at 
www.controleng.com/awards.

"Innovative solutions such as Wonderware InTouch Panel PC make manufacturing and other control engineering applications more efficient through smart applications of new technologies. Investments in the best products and software can help solve the most pressing challenges in automation, control, and instrumentation," according to Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager. I
nTouch Panel PC won the award in the following category: Hardware — HMI, Operator Interface, Thin-client.

InTouch Panel PCs allow you to break free from proprietary hardware and functionally weak graphic interfaces. They enable standardization on one common and powerful visualization interface for machine level applications and supervisory Human Machine Interface (HMI). Forward thinking standardization and dedicated disaster recovery drive helps fully leverage engineering investments, shorten development cycles, brings more value to organizations and lower overall costs.

InTouch Panel PCs come preinstalled with best-of-breed Wonderware software, giving you tight integration with the Wonderware software portfolio and the Wonderware support network. This is a complete solution, from small footprint ( InTouch Machine Edition) machine level HMI software to whole plant supervisory visualization solutions with InTouch and InTouch for System Platform, on one simplified order, and one number to call for support. Other Benefits include: Modular design with tool-free component removal for increased efficiency, no moving parts throughout the entire product range, solid State Drives and fan-less cooling are standard and provide better performance and reliability, advance-exchange program to help you keep spare inventory costs down, integrated hardware, software and services combine world-class hardware with best-of-breed Wonderware software and one simplified order to give you a consistent plant intelligence software solution.

"Continuous improvements among leading technology providers ensure that manufacturers, machine builders, and automation system integrators can achieve the levels of agility, efficiency, and effectiveness necessary to compete—and win—in today’s global economy," Hoske said.

About the recognition

More than 100 finalists from 60 companies were listed on ballots for evaluation. Automation professionals from Control Engineering's subscriber lists—all of whom are responsible for or influence technology purchases, or have hands-on day-to-day interaction with the technologies in each category—then voted to identify the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. The result is a short list of Engineers' Choice Awards winners and honorable mentions in 27 categories. A total of 27 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for 2016.

Control Engineering staff extends appreciation to all who nominated products and took the time to vote. The 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards will be presented to the winners on March 21, 2016, in Chicago