iX is a software-based HMI concept that fills the gap between proprietary HMI terminals and costly SCADA licence solutions. It consists of a development environment and a runtime environment and is available in several versions, including a complete Lauer HMI concept that can run on a panel PC or desktop PC platform as well as a runtime version for PCs from other suppliers. Thanks to support for the Microsoft .Net framework, iX enables a multitude of customer-specific adaptation options. With the ability to integrate externally available .Net controls (DLLs), there are practically no limits to your creative imagination in the generation of user-defined objects.
iX constitutes an open platform solution and supports the OPC standard. Users have the choice of using protocols from an extensive pool of drivers or a connection via a third-party OPC server. All data is stored in compliance with the SQL standard, which facilitates fast, easy data administration.
As a special feature, iX is fully script programmable in C#. This allows users to use an object-oriented programming language to modify existing and yet to be defined objects as desired. There are no limits to individualisation. A large number of professional suggestions, and even open-source code examples, are available on the Internet.