Siemens releases the latest addition to its
Simatic HMI family, the MP 377 15-inch Daylight Readable HMI, enabling
users to see full color HMI screens in outdoor daylight environments.
The new Daylight Readable HMI meets the needs of automation users
requiring a rugged HMI for outdoor installation where screen visibility
is necessary in direct sunlight. Ã¢â‚¬Å¡ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDaylight readable HMIs are popular in
several outdoor applications including oil, gas, irrigation, marine,
electric power and many more. Previously, users were limited to only
non-graphical text panels or monochrome electroluminescent panels
without any support for color touch screen graphics, making it
difficult to develop intuitive HMI operator screens,Ã¢â‚¬Å¡ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â says Alan Cone,
product marketing manager, Siemens Industry.
MP 377 15-inch Daylight Readable HMI includes a UV protected exterior
and 3mm thick glass to resist any sunlight discoloration and ensure its
rugged IP66 environmental rating for outdoor installation. Its high
contrast full color display is based on transflective technology
specifically designed for maximum viewing capability in daylight
The MP377 touch panel is a multipurpose HMI capable of running
SIMATIC WinAC PC-based control software along with standard WinCC
flexible HMI panel software. With its TFT color display and built-in
PROFINET/Ethernet and PROFIBUS/MPI communication ports, this panel is
capable of running control logic and providing HMI screens for an
automation system without the need for a separate logic controller.
Designed on the Windows CE operating system, the MP 377 can run many
standard PC applications including HTML and JAVA support within its
preinstalled Microsoft CE Internet Explorer enabling remote monitoring
and control for quick troubleshooting or program changes.
hardware features on the MP377 include 1024×768 screen resolution for
large screen area viewing, capacitive touch screen for finger or thin
glove activation, and energy saving LED backlight with an adjustable
dimming range for darker non-glare outdoor environments. Each MP377
panel includes (2) USB ports for peripheral connection to flash drives,
keyboard, mouse or printer, and 12MB of onboard application memory that
can be expanded using its integrated SD memory slot or CF card slot.
Its built-in web server provides internet/intranet connectivity options
using WinCC Flexible Sm@rtService, Sm@rtAccess technology for remote
access to diagnostics, historical data logging and even full remote
The MP377 15-inch Daylight Readable HMI meets IP66 environmental
enclosure ratings and is certified with industry standard agency
approvals, including cUL US HAZ. LOC. Class 1, Div. 2; ATEX Zone 2/22;
FM Class 1, Div. 2; CE and C-Tick.
Click here for more information on the MP377 Daylight Readable HMI.
Filed Under: Factory automation, Electronics • electrical, HMIs • operator interfaces • monitors