HTML embedded browser and UI/HMI engine that
enables touch panels for low-memory industrial devices
at a low cost
NetFront Console

A browser UI/HMI engine for embedded devices that improves usability through easy and low-cost development of UI/HMI for touch panels on low-memory industrial devices.

Touch panels for industrial devices, office automation devices, building systems, home appliances, etc. need to operate in low-memory environments. NetFrontTM Console supports manufacturing in the DX and IoT era by improving usability through easy and low-cost development of UI/HMI for touch panels on embedded devices using HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

4 Features

NetFront Console is developed based on the browser technology used in NetFront™ Browser, which has an extensive track record of actual market use. It provides stable performance in low-memory environments.

01 Speedy and Low-Cost UI/HMI Development

HTML enables speedy and low-cost UI (User Interface)/HMI (Human to Machine Interface) development.

02 Rich Expressive Capabilities in Limited Resource Environments

Even in environments with low memory and CPU specifications, JavaScript provides rich expressive capabilities.

03 Open Development Environment for UI/HMI

The included PC emulator provides an environment suited to your speed of development.

04 Easy Collaboration with Various Web Services

Not only is NetFront Console capable of UI/HMI creation, but its browser technologies also make secure, seamless, real-time web collaboration easy.

Use Cases

Touch Panels for Industrial Devices

NetFront Console is perfect for use in the UI/HMI displays of industrial devices which undergo design changes. With other companies’ products, most UI/HMI modifications for industrial equipment, such as factory automation(FA) equipment, and input devices including POS terminals and handy terminals, require additional program development and updating, even for minor UI/HMI changes.
In NetFront Console, the engine and content are separate, making it possible for users to make minor UI/HMI changes using HTML without the need for application engineers.

Touch Panels for Factory Automation (FA) Devices

NetFront Console enables easy development of UI/HMI with advanced presentation capabilities in HTML. In addition, displayed contents can be easily replaced.


Touch Panels for Measuring Devices

Data from measuring devices can be retrieved using a PC via the Internet and displayed on a browser.
E-manual distribution, feature updates, and UI/HMI development can be easily operated from a server or PC.

Touch Panels for Building Management System

By linking in-house systems with cloud services via browser technologies, necessary functions can be easily added later as building conditions and management needs change. In addition, menus can be created in HTML, allowing for easy updating of the UI/HMI. Furthermore, remote monitoring and control using smartphones and tablets are possible.

Content examples: Monitoring of electricity, gas, and water usage, management and operation of lighting and air conditioning, notification of disaster prevention information, monitoring of elevator operation status, notification of security information, etc.

Intercom Touch Panels

An intercom can be linked with external services and smartphones/tablets using browser technologies installed within NetFront Console. Dedicated service contents can also be displayed on the panel, allowing these services to be operated from the indoor intercom.

Content examples: Monitoring of electricity, gas, and water usage, managing and controlling home appliances; checking disaster information; obtaining condominium information, and making reservations for facilities, etc.

Touch Panels for Domestic Appliances

Domestic appliances, such as refrigerators, are increasingly becoming network-connected. NetFront Console can be used to streamline the development of touch panel UI/HMIs and equip them with communication functions, making remote control possible. It can also drive users to web services.

Enables remote operation of washing machines from outside of the home, as well as leading users to purchasing sites for supplies, such as detergent.
Recipe displayed on a refrigerator display.

Functions and Specifications

Applicable Devices

All devices equipped with a display

Examples of devices

Industrial devices: industrial robots, machine tools, welding machines, measuring devices, display devices
Wearable devices: smart glasses, head-mounted displays
Office automation devices: MFPs, projectors
Retail: Handy terminals, payment terminals
Building facilities: building management systems, air conditioning management
Houses: Intercoms, monitors, home appliances, etc.
General market: signage displays

Operating Environment

T-Kernel, FreeRTOS, VxWorks, Linux, Windows Embedded

Module Structure

Module Structure