The C-more HMI (human machine interface) is one of the best values in industrial HMI. Not only do you get competitive pricing but the ease of setup and use will save you even more.
In this video, we show how to use the C-more Remote HMI Mobile APP, to connect with your C-more HMI. This remote connection will allow you to remotely monitor and control your HMI from your wherever your mobile device is connected.
The C-more Remote HMI app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
This video is part of the C-more setup videos that give direction on how to set up, use and maintain your industrial HMI.
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The C-more HMI has many features that put it above the competitors. One of these features is the Remote Access Mobile APP. This app allows you to remotely view and or control the HMI from your mobile device as if you are local to the machine. This app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Once you have the app loaded onto your mobile device you will need to do a few things on the C-more side to allow this remote connection. With your C-more project open, go to the panel network and select Remote Access. Click here to enable the Remote Access feature and this is the TCP Port number you will be using for this connection. There are 3 ways to connect remotely with the panel - connection on the local network, becoming part of the local network by using a VPN service, or remotely connecting using Port Forwarding. If you are using a VPN or just connecting on the local LAN, then the IP address of the C-more panel will be used for this this connection. These two options are the more secure options for this type of connection. And if you are looking for a VPN solution, the StrideLinx VPN router is the perfect turn- key solution for industrial remote VPN connections. I have provided links to the StrideLinx platform in the description below. If you need to connect remotely and do not have VPN and network security is not a concern, you can use port forwarding. Port forwarding allows the router to redirect a communication request from one address and port number to another, based upon the routing table that is setup in the router. In this example you would need to set your router up to pass all communications that is coming in addressed to the public IP address of your router on this port number and have that to be forwarded to the IP address of the C-more panel. If you are using port forwarding, you will need to place the public side IP address of your router here. Again, if you are using local or VPN, you will not need to place anything here. If possible, I would always advise using a VPN. It is a much more secure option that limits the risk to your network security. I am going to continue to show this with the StrideLinx VPN option. You can set up 3 accounts for login. Each of the accounts has the following options. Each has permissions that you can select for full control of the HMI, View only or View and Screen Change. You can have a user name and password for each account. User restrictions - this is how many connections can be made a single account at any given time. The C-more allows for a maximum of 15 remote users connected at one time across all 3 of these accounts. Disable tag - this tag which can be any Boolean tag in the panel, when turned on will disable remote access to this account. Notification tag - when the account is remotely connected this tag will turn on allowing the local user to have a visual indication that the remote user is connected. Now that we have this setup, send this project to your C-more panel. Now, to show the Remote Access Mobile APP. First, I am going to connect using my StrideLinx VPN. Then open up the C-more app. Select Favorites. Select Add. Give this link a name. Set the port number from the remote access setup of the C-more. Since I am using a VPN I will use the local Ip address of the C-more panel. If you are using port forwarding and have setup your port forwarding table in your router, place the public side IP address of your router here. Put in the user name and password and then select done. And just click here and now we can view and control the panel from wherever the job takes us. C-more making advanced HMIs easy to use. If you have any questions on this setup, please comment below or contact our FREE tech support. Select here to see more videos on the C-more HMI line. And make sure to select here to subscribe to our YouTube channel for new products and automation solutions.