Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is the hardware or software through which an operator interacts with a controller. An HMI can range from a physical control panel with buttons and indicator lights to an industrial PC with a color display running dedicated HMI software. Human-machine interface technology has been used in different industries like electronics, entertainment, military, medical, etc. Human-machine interfaces help in integrating humans into complex technological systems. Human-machine interfaces are also known as man-machine interfaces (MMI), computer-human interface or human-computer interface. HMIs are often seen on printers, your GPS, or even inside one of the new Teslas. 

Source: NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2

Additional Reading: Bardstown Bourbon Upgrades HMI for Strategic Connectivity

What does this mean for an SMB?

It wouldn’t be uncommon for the majority of SMBs to be using HMI unless you’re operating in specific industries that rely on such technology to work successfully.

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