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High Performance Graphics for Improved Operator Interface at the University of Northern Iowa

February 15, 2018

By Dave Howell of POWER Engineers (formerly Sega, Inc.) and Brent Maitland of the University of Northern Iowa

Over time, controls graphics have become more colorful and busy to the detriment of operators. Often, operators have very little context for nearing alarm points and operating toward negative operating trends. High performance graphics are a method of improving operator interaction by grabbing attention when needed and providing data context. UNI is currently adopting this approach for their controls upgrade project.