The innovative system-independent solution
The system behind Helio is based on the latest industry standards and is strongly oriented towards methods that have proven themselves in web development. The goal is to increase the efficiency of the HMI configuration and to simplify prototyping without sacrificing the robustness and security of the runtime.
Latest industry standards as the basis
Helio supports the OPC UA standard to ensure comprehensive connectivity. Helio can easily connect to any database or PLC via an OPC UA Server. Similar to the primary data connection, the data simulation and the testing of the HMIs will be simplified by Helio. All functional elements from the modular system include test data, so that the basic functionality of the configured HMI can already be shown without a connection being required. Testing on end devices such as panels or mobile devices is simultaneously possible at any time via the local network without the HMI project having to be tediously compiled and transferred to the panel.
The system architecture
Helio protects its customers' interests with a reliable system architecture in which all security-relevant operations are carried out locally. During the creation of an HMI, the cloud architecture allows for easy access and management of various users, thus making collaborative work possible. The PLC connection is effected via a data gateway in the internal network. After completion of the HMI, the configuration of the project is exported in JSON format and transferred to the completely local runtime. Particularly sensitive data, especially control information, thus never leaves the internal customer network and cannot be read or written from outside sources.