Touchscreen Technology Simplifies HMI Experience

Process plant displays are taking a cue from smart phones and tablets much to the delight of operators.

By Dan Hebert, senior technical editor for our sister publications Control, Control Design and Industrial Networking.

Well, multi-touch is here now in some products, with many more to come. "Our new paperless recording systems employ a two-point resistive touchscreen technology with pinch in and out, and touch-and-swipe actions," says Steve Byrom, product manager for data acquisition at Yokogawa Corporation of America.
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