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Software platform for the development of HMI solutions in the automation industry

Country of origin:
Country: 
AUSTRIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOAT20200608001
Published
10/06/2020
Last update
15/06/2020
Expiration date
16/06/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Computer Software
Databases, Database Management, Data Mining
Information Technology/Informatics
User Interfaces, Usability
Visualisation, Virtual Reality
Applications software
Laboratory equipment
Process control equipment and systems
Robotics
Numeric and computerised control of machine tools
Computer programming activities
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Summary

Summary: 
An Austrian automation technology company provides a flexible and powerful software platform for value added partners to develop Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) solutions for all types of production machines. The software platform includes User-Experience (UX) and interface design and is designed to integrate IoT, wearables, dashboards, and other applications. The company is looking for commercial agreement with technical assistance and license agreements.

Description

Description: 

The Austrian company has 20 years of experience in creating human centered interfaces and software for the operation, observation, and analysis of production machines. The focus lies on the human operating on a production machine, the human being at the center. By guiding and assisting the operator in the right way the level of stress is reduced, errors minimized and the efficiency is increased.

The Austrian company offers as following:
- A-Sphere HMI software platform.
- A portfolio of A-Sphere application for the manufacturing industry and production machines.
- Interfaces and connectors to all major industry connectivity standards, SPS hardware.
- In depth competences in development of HoloLens applications.

Our partners profit from:
- Licensing revenue sharing for the platform.
- Continuous value added services provided to the machine manufacturer / customer.
- Industry experience / references of all major industry branches: packaging, metal, food, semiconductors, plastics, glass, laser and many more.
- Continuous development of new industry relevant applications.

The company is looking for commercial agreement with technical assistance and license agreements. They are looking for partners that are well introduced into the machine manufacturing market, with thorough knowledge about developing HMI solutions, programming SPS and other machine hardware and/or programming skills in Java, HTML5 or similar languages. The partner should be a representative in the designated geographic area. The partner is their sales, development, and support partner, who will be able to initiate and in time run projects.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Open system: The java-based platform is open for adaptation by the partner and the customer. This enables a maximum of flexibility in creating a software to run the machines. In comparison to other solutions which are mostly either specific to industrial markets or have fixed functionalities. Connectors: A variety of industry connectors are integrated. The machine manufacturing market is using many different standards for communicating between the essential parts of the machine. Opposed to some other products on the market, their product includes most connectors. No standard UX-Design: The open system enables creation of process and user-oriented HMI solutions. The increasing automation demands a more user centered approach to UX-Design. The company has developed a method to create user centered design, that enables operators to run machines stress free and to quickly learn how to operate the machine.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Partner should be well introduced to the machine manufacturing market. Ideally competences or skills in Java, HTML are available. The partner should be interested in providing software development tasks and the development of HMI products. Moreover, the partner should have interest in supporting sales activities to promote products and services for machine manufacturers, as well as supporting customers with support tasks.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA

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Sample visualisation for the metal industry

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Sample visualisation for the packaging industry