Is Wi-Fi built into Maple Systems High-Performance cMT or Advanced HMIs?

We have both Advanced HMIs and High-Performance cMT models with built-in Wi-Fi functionality. The Wi-Fi models can connect directly to a Wireless Network. All other models require an Ethernet connection to a wireless router be added to the local network before they can be access wirelessly from smart devices such as Apple or Android phones…

How do I setup and connect my HMI to a Wi-Fi network?

Select Maple Systems HMI models feature a wireless network connection (Wi-Fi) that allows users to connect to a local wireless access point or the Internet without using an Ethernet cable. Tech Note 5121, “Wi-Fi Configuration” explains how to setup and connect your HMI to a Wi-Fi Network.

Define Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is technology for radio wireless local area networking of devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, which restricts the use of the term Wi-Fi Certified to products that successfully complete certification testing. As Wi-Fi becomes more readily accepted and accessible in today’s industrial controls marketplace, the…

How can I use the internet connection on my Android phone?

Maple Systems HMI models with built-in Wi-Fi can connect to a phone’s broadcast Wi-Fi Hotspot feature by enabling the Hotspot feature on your phone and entering the Wi-Fi network information from your phone into the HMI’s Wi-Fi network tab. Models without built-in Wi-Fi can also use your Android phone’s internet connection via USB tethering. You…

Security and my Wi-Fi HMI or cMT model.

Security is paramount in today’s technologically advanced times and so is connectivity. Many PLCs take advantage of Ethernet communication to transmit data to a monitoring device such as an HMI. Plant corporate networks also run via Wi-Fi networking. But how do you get data from the PLC to your corporate network without the bandwidth or…

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