Welcome to the IIoT
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is here and it's changing the way manufacturers think about business. There is great need and desire for increased connectivity and access to valuable data produced by factory machines. Maple Systems HMI and Panel PC products can get you connected, with multiple communications protocol options to unlock valuable data from existing machine processes, enabling you to utilize that information to increase your company's bottom line. Join the IIoT with Maple Systems today.
With over 300 supported controller protocols, Maple System HMIs can serve as the translation gateway to integrate your existing hardware utilizing the power of the IIoT. Many Maple Systems interfaces are IIoT ready and offer high-resolution displays, rich colors, and convenient remote access and control. Enjoy other advanced features such as trending, data logging, batch recipes, alarm management, and more. Below you will find a brief overview of the IIoT related features of each Maple System product lines.
Supported IIoT Protocols
MQTT stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport. It is an extremely simple and lightweight Publish/Subscribe messaging protocol, designed for constrained devices and low-bandwidth, high-latency, or unreliable networks. The design principles are to minimize network bandwidth and device resource requirements while also attempting to ensure reliability and some degree of assurance of delivery. Data is organized into topics which can be subscribed to. All Advanced HMIs and cMT products support MQTT, with cMT products having access to some advanced features. Explore MQTT.
Open Platform Communications (OPC) Unified Architecture (UA) is a communication protocol supported by many SCADA, MES, and ERP software providers. OPC UA uses a Client/Server architecture. This protocol has built-in security with signed and encrypted data transfer using state-of-the-art encryption algorithms. Data is organized into objects, making it easy to access and quickly understand what the data represents, and how to use it. Most cMT products come with OPC UA Server functionality built-in, or it can be added to non-supported cMT installations with a license purchase. Advanced HMIs can act as an OPC UA Client, but do not support Server functionality. Explore OPC UA.
Modbus TCP/IP is an industry standard communications protocol that uses simple master/slave architecture. Maple Systems HMIs can translate data from legacy PLCs and other devices into this commonly used protocol for efficient data gathering. Explore Modbus Gateway.
cMT products can send machine metrics and production data or recipes to an SQL database system directly without any middleware system. That data can then be managed on a larger scale using batch database operations. They also support a built-in database query viewer which enables production machines to retrieve data from your central SQL database. Explore SQL Database Integration.
Remote Access and Troubleshooting Options
EasyAccess 2.0 allows you to instantly and securely communicate with your Maple Advanced HMI or cMT series HMI from anywhere in the world. Accessibility from outside the plant provides the opportunity to troubleshoot or add new features to the HMI/PLC program by qualified personnel without ever leaving company headquarters. An administrator grants access to specific HMIs and groups, and traffic is encrypted and secured with VPN. Remote troubleshooting saves money by reducing downtime, travel, and personnel costs. EasyAccess 2.0 integrates perfectly with a wide variety of displays including desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
Explore EasyAccess 2.0.
cMT Viewer is a client application that enables users to view and control cMT HMI screens, quickly and easily. cMT Viewer runs the HMI project on the client device. Only application data is exchanged between the cMT hardware, acting as a server, and the client device – your smart phone, tablet, or PC. Monitor and control up to 50 cMT HMIs with one device. Explore cMT Viewer.
Advanced and cMT series HMIs come with a built in VNC (Virtual Network Computing) server. Any third party VNC viewer client can log into a Maple HMI to see and control exactly what's shown on the HMI screen. Configurable options on the Maple HMI include: set a password, enable monitor mode (view only - no control), allow single connection or multiple connections
Maple Systems IIoT Ready Products
IIoT Ready
As you browse the different product areas of our site you'll notice that all IIoT-enabled products have been marked with a blue and yellow IIoT Ready icon. This icon indicates that the product comes with at least one IIoT feature built into its functionality.
Advanced HMI Series
Maple Systems Advanced HMIs are your edge gateway to the IIoT. Offering the best value in today's HMI marketplace, enjoy modern touchscreens, intuitive software, and enhanced features to help you reap the rewards of your IIoT strategy. Explore all Advanced HMIs.

MQTT

All Advanced Series HMIs can act as any combination of Publisher, Broker, and Client. See the MQTT overview for more information.

OPC UA

All Advanced Series HMIs can be configured to connect to OPC UA servers as a client to receive data. OPC UA server functionality is not supported on these models. See the OPC UA overview for more information.

Modbus Gateway

All Advanced Series HMIs can act as a Modbus Gateway. See the Modbus Gateway tech note for more information.

EasyAccess 2.0

All Advanced Series HMIs support EasyAccess 2.0. The HMI5070DL, HMI5097DXL, and HMI5103L come with EasyAccess 2.0 pre-activated. All other models require an activation card. See the EasyAccess 2.0 overview for more information.

VNC

All Advanced Series HMIs come with a built-in VNC server. See the Enabling VNC Operations tech note for more information.

cMT Series Products
Adding more IIoT connectivity options, cMT Series solutions take IIoT integration to the next level and offer the ability to seamlessly monitor and control your system via smart phone/tablet or remote PC. Explore all cMT products.

MQTT

All cMT Series Products can act as any combination of Publisher, Broker, and Client. Additionally, cMT products support Amazon AWS Thing/Device Shadow features and the Sparkplug B specification. See the MQTT overview for more information.

OPC UA

All cMT Series Products can be configured to connect to OPC UA servers as a client to receive data. All models also support OPC UA server functionality, but some require an additional license.

Models with OPC UA Server built-in: cMT3072, cMT3090, cMT3103, cMT3151, cMT-SVR-OPC-UA, cMT-G01, cMT-G02

Models that require an additional license: cMT-SVR-100, cMT-SVR-102, cMT-HDMI

See the OPC UA overview for more information.

Modbus Gateway

All cMT Series Products can act as a Modbus Gateway. See the Modbus Gateway tech note for more information.

SQL Database Integration

All cMT Series HMIs (cMT3000 and cMT-SVR models) support the Database Object to connect with SQL servers. cMT Communication Gateways do not support this feature. See the SQL Database Integration overview for more information.

cMT Viewer

All cMT Series HMIs (cMT3000 and cMT-SVR models) support cMT Viewer for remote control via smart devices or PCs. cMT Communication Gateways do not support this feature. See the cMT Viewer overview for more information.

EasyAccess 2.0

All cMT Series Products support EasyAccess 2.0, but some require an activation card.

Models with EasyAccess 2.0 pre-activated: cMT3072, cMT3090, cMT3103, cMT3151, cMT-SVR-102

Models that require an activation card: cMT-SVR-100, cMT-SVR-OPC-UA, cMT-HDMI, cMT-G01, cMT-G02

See the EasyAccess 2.0 overview for more information.

VNC

Select cMT Series HMIs come with a built-in VNC server.

Models with built-in VNC server: cMT3072, cMT3090, cMT3103, cMT3151, cMT-HDMI

See the Enabling VNC Operations tech note for more information.

Light and Heavy Industrial Panel PC Series
Maple Systems Light and Heavy Industrial Panel PCs are an excellent gateway to the IIoT, especially for OEMs requiring a high-performance, low-cost, compact Panel PC for custom applications. With most models running the Windows operating system and the flexibility to choose your own SCADA software, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy modern displays, fast processors and the ability to upgrade your hard drive, memory, and operating system. Explore Light Industrial Panel PCs and Heavy Industrial Panel PCs.

MQTT

Many SCADA software options support MQTT including Indusoft Web Studio and Ignition by Inductive Automation.

OPC UA

Most SCADA configuration packages support OPC UA.

SQL

Our Panel PCs are capable of hosting an SQL database. 

cMT Viewer / EasyAccess 2.0 / VNC

Our Panel PCs can control and monitor Advanced and cMT HMIs with the client versions of cMT Viewer, VNC, and/or EasyAccess 2.0 .

Reach Out
Venturing into IIoT territory doesn't have to be intimidating. Once you've purchased the necessary Maple IIoT hardware and software, feel free to contact us with questions. Our Technical Support Group looks forward to helping you connect the steps for your unique IIoT strategy. We can be reached via email or via phone: 425-745-3229.
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