HMS Industrial Networks has launched a mobile version of their remote-access solution—eWON eCatcher Mobile—which establish a remote connection via an eWON router to users’ machine. The offering is free for iOS and Android.
By connecting an eWON Cosy or Flexy router to a machine, it is possible to access and control the machine via the cloud service eWON Talk2M. eWON users can then access Talk2M in an easy and secure way from a computer using the eCatcher software.
Today, many HMI and PLC manufacturers offer apps to connect to their devices. eCatcher Mobile is designed to work as a complement to these apps, opening a secure tunnel to the remote machinery through the Talk2M cloud, enabling users to run any device manufacturers’ app and connect, just as if they were on site.
Just like in the desktop version, users will see all eWON routers connected to their Talk2M account. After clicking on the eWON they want to access, they are securely connected. When the eCatcher mobile app is connected, it is possible to start native HMI apps from automation vendors. Examples include Sm@rtClient Lite from Siemens, Vijeo Design'Air from Schneider Electric, or Remote HMI from Pro-face. eCatcher mobile can also be used with VNC client apps.
“The eCatcher Mobile app is ideal for remote access, maintenance and monitoring of your devices wherever you are,” says Marie-Luce Bodineau, eWON product manager at HMS. “We see that more and more users are starting to utilize the native apps from HMI and PLC vendors, and with the eCatcher mobile we offer them a way to operate remotely in an easy and secure way.”
The eCatcher Mobile app is available for free at Apple App Store or Google Play.