With VisuNet, Pepperl+Fuchs solves the environmental challenges and obstacles presented by taking HMIs into hazardous areas with simple and safe communication technologies. The core VisuNet communication technologies draw on decades of experience and expertise in hazardous locations. Depending on your application, select a communication technology from our family of industrial solutions so that each workstation is a perfect fit for your HMI visualization infrastructure.
For connections where the host PC does not need to be positioned close to the monitor, (Cat5 up to 120 meters, fiber optic up to 400 meters) a KVM extension is used. The KVM is like an electronic extension cord that is transparent to the display and computer.
For network-based operator workstations, an industrial-grade PC and monitor with an open, fully configurable and accessible operating system is available. These panel PCs are suited to be used as stand-alone solutions. They use standard Ethernet for communication—networking, USB, and serial connections to connect to other systems like PLCs.
Our VisuNet remote monitors are patented, industry-grade, thin client solutions that are tailored for process automation systems. In contrast to KVM systems, multiple RM workstations can connect to a server or servers on the same network. Distance between remote monitor and host PC can be virtually unlimited.
No matter if you want to connect to a PLC, run a local application on an industrial PC in the hazardous area, or you want to connect to a host system in the safe area: Pepperl+Fuchs provides a fitting solution. Choose a product from our VisuNet portfolio according to your individual needs.