OEM and end user automation designers need HMIs that can provide long-lasting performance in the harshest conditions, while remaining easy to use for operators. To meet these and other needs, new HMI technology uses Projected-Capacitive (PCAP) touchscreen technology. Just like leading smartphones and tablets, this technology provides an optimal display size and improved usability in the smallest form factor possible. With exceptional environmental ratings, comprehensive connectivity, and flexible software, this technology is a good fit for a wide variety of applications. This technical article explains why designers should specify HMIs with these features to deliver premium industrial visualization solutions.