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EZTouch Feature Comparisons to Other HMI's
Sl No. Features EZAutomation
EZSeries Touchpanel
Automation Direct 
C-More
Allen Bradley 
Panel View Plus
Xycom
Proface
1. Eziest of Programming Eziest and Fastest programming 2 Times Longer in a Benchmark test 5 Times Longer in a Benchmark test No test conducted
2. On-Line Programming YES, No Downtime what so ever to make a change !! NO NO NO
3. On Screen Recipe Edit YES, allows fine tuning of Recipe on Touch Panel, without PC NO NO NO
4. Remote Monitoring & Control YES, $99 add-on card with $99 PC software NO NO NO
5. Seperate Processors for PLC/Graphics and Ethernet/Internet YES NO NO NO
6. SCADA Features across all Models YES, starting with 4" Monochrome at $199 NO NO NO
7. FDA Compliant YES NO YES NO
8. Display Brightness

See Individual Model, 10% - 20% more Brightness than Best in class for most Models

See Individual Model See Individual Model See Individual Model
9. Bulb Life 10% - 20% more Life than the Best in Class for most Models See Individual Model See Individual Model See Individual Model
10. Back light Field Replacement Can be done but cumbersome Little easier still cumbersome YES Can be done but cumbersome
11. Outdoor Readability Low power consumption, Transflective, 6" and 10" Models starting $1499 Not Available Not Available Except for 12" Model Not Available
12. Number of Colors 256 65,536 256 - 65,536 depending on model 256 - 65,536 depending on model
13. Touch Screen Resolution 192 touchcell matrix 
(strictly user preference)
Analog resistive 
(strictly user preference)
Matrix or Analog depending upon Model 
(strictly user preference)
Matrix or Analog depending upon Model 
(strictly user preference)
14. Built - In Anti Glare screen Yes, No effect on visibility No, Optional Anti Glare Cover reduces Visibility Not Available Not Available
15. Hard Surface Touch Screens 0.090 inch Thick Paper thin Touch Screen Hard Surface Paper thin Touch Screen
16. Brightness at Elevated Temperatures Best in Class, TFT Models rated from 55 - 60 Deg C 50 Deg C 55 Deg C  50 Deg C
17. PLC / Network Drivers 90% of Installed PLCs and Networks including DH + / RIO, Modbus Plus, CC Link, Profibus, DeviceNet, SRTP, etc. Mostly Limited to Basic Drivers for Low End PLCs, No Drivers for Siemens and High End Allen Bradley Mostly Limited to Allen Bradley PLCs Good Driver set except for some high end drivers such as RIO for some models
18. Universal Ethernet Port EtherNet/IP for ControlLogix andMicroLogix , Modbus TCP/IP, SRTP on same Model Limited ContolLogix, No MicroLogix, Modbus TCP/IP, No SRTP No SRTP Good set of Drivers
19. Multiple processors for communication over Ethernet

2 separate processors in all Models provide the fastest response

Single Multi-tasking processor limits execution speed. Single Multi-tasking processor limits execution speed. Single Multi-tasking processor limits execution speed.
20. Data Acquisition EZ Data Acquisition for any Tag thru RS232 or Ethernet Port, $99 EZ Daq Software for trending in Excel. 2 GB local data storage on optional SD card Limited Data collection in NotePad need transfer to a PC from the flash card or the USB Drive, 3 rd party software to go to Excel Available but costing literally thousands of Dollars Need a transfer mechanism to PC and #rd party software for go to Excel
21. OEM / SI Utility YES, OEM/SI can upgrade user program without having Programming software NO NO NO
22. Design Protection for OEM/SI YES, Entire Project password protected NO NO NO
23. Alarm Management and History Free placement of Alarm banner and advanced Alarm History management Alarm banner fixed YES, on some Models YES, on some Models
24. Recipe Management Available across all Models Available across all Models Limited Limited
25. Animation Objects YES YES YES on some Models YES on some Models
26. Project Simulation YES YES YES on some Models YES on some Models
27. Foreign Languages / Unicode Support Yes, All Fonts, Languages and scripts supported by Unicode Limited to 10 Languages, does not Support Unicode Support Unicode and Multiple Languages Supports Unicode
28. Memory Utilization Extremely Condensed Vector Graphics Bitmap Graphics need huge memory Bitmap Graphics need huge memory Bitmap Graphics need huge memory, 4MB Limits Graphics
29. Same Hardware and Software for all Models YES, Same Feature set across entire Family YES, But some Models do not have HIgh-end Features NO NO
30. 3-D Objects Some of the best looking Objects in an HMI Some of the best looking Objects in an HMI Limited Limited
31. Touch Screen Response Time Best in class approx. ½ sec 50% more Slow Slow
32. Trend Object Copyrighted Trend Object with VCR type control to review past history   NO NO
33. Bitmap Buttons YES across all Models YES across all Models YES, but available only on bigger Models YES, but available only on bigger Models
34. Photo Editor within Programming Software YES, Patent Pending NO NO NO
35. Monitor Tag Values in PC when connected to PLC YES, Real-time monitoring NO NO NO
36. Pick and Apply Styles YES, Saves lot of time NO NO NO
37. Display Tag Names/ addresses on Objects YES, Great trouble shooting aid NO NO NO
38. Overlapping Objects YES YES YES YES
39. Thumbwheel for Numeric Entry YES YES NO NO
40. Symbol Library 4000 Built-In symbols 4000 Built-In symbols NO NO
41. Multi-state Bitmap Object YES YES YES, but available only on bigger Models YES, but available only on bigger Models
42. Multi-state Indicator Objects YES YES YES, but available only on bigger Models YES, but available only on bigger Models
43. Instant Mouse Over View of Colors YES, Great time saving tool saves trial and error NO NO NO
44. Visibility Control for all Objects YES, Saves screen space   NO NO
45. Modem Support YES, Convenient for simple Dial-up connection NO NO NO