GE Blends Industrial Internet with Consumer Tech for the Factory Floor


GE Intelligent Platforms’ QuickPanel operator interface (OI) for the Industrial Internet hopes to bring consumer technology to the factory floor by featuring multi-touch technology, providing the same pinch-to-zoom functionality as today’s popular consumer touchscreen devices.

Multi-touch and swipe viewing are a worldwide standard in consumer digital interfaces, so viewing system-wide details even on a 7″ display is simple with the new QuickPanel+ multi-touch functionality.

Double-tapping or pinching enables the interface to be enlarged to up to 400% of its original size. Navigation between interactive schematics can be achieved by simply swiping the screen. Multi-touch and swipe also allows developers to build more intuitive HMIs by eliminating the need for a formal menu system.

World Industrial Reporter