An electronic survey of Control Design readers was conducted in April 2013 in order to identify usage and application trends of HMI & industrial PCs among the industrial machine builders that comprise Control Design's readership.
The types of devices preferred by those respondents who do use handheld/portable devices are as follows:
- Plug-in-handheld 17.2%
- Smart phone/tablet 12.6%
- Remote pager/phone/email notification 8.1%
- Wireless handheld 5.8%
56.3% of respondents do not use these devices.