Clear and rapid presentation key for leading operator interface trends

To help keep up with the newest trends, we've compiled this special report highlighting the past year’s operator interface developments.

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Today’s leading trends in operator interface, human-machine interface (HMI) design and engineering center around presenting more information, presenting the right information at the right time and presenting it clearly and rapidly. These trends are supported by emerging improvements and standards for SCADA, enterprise integration, mobility, alarm management and high-performance HMI (including human-factors engineering to enhance operator effectiveness, efficiency and situational awareness). To help keep up with the newest trends, we've compiled this special report of recent coverage in Control magazine and on ControlGlobal.com that highlights the past year’s operator…

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    By Paul Studebaker, editor in chief

    Today’s leading trends in operator interface, human-machine interface (HMI) design and engineering center around presenting more information, presenting the right information at the right time and presenting it clearly and rapidly. These trends are supported by emerging improvements and standards…

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