The HMI or Human User Interface is one of the most important things in the handling of software, specially a new setup. When you are starting a new industry, factory, research or experimental lab, plant etc, then one of the systems which will be an impeccable part of any modern setup will be a SCADA system. The SCADA software which is a must have to monitor and supervise a system based on real time acquired data should have one very important feature in it, and is it’s HMI. A software gets popular not just for the working, but for its ease of use and understanding.
A demo solves the problem
Some screenshots of the software and a demo of the application can do a great job is setting expectations. After all it will be a small or big team of staffs in your company or plant who will be handling the software every day or every hour. And this team will be the same team who knows everything about the production and control of the plant or lab machinery. Therefore these same people will have to be trained to handle and use the software too in every way that is important. Hence user friendliness is much needed, and this team must be confident and sure after seeing the demo and screenshots that they will be easily able to handle the SCADA software.
The HMI SCADA testing is one of the most crucial parts of software selection. If you want to be accurate with this part you need people for testing. The men who will be handling it need to test it first, and assure you that they are comfortable.
SCADA is the future of any process of production, that involves machinery and maintenance of optimum temperature, air conditions etc, for production. And every industry has a deep dependency on these software applications.