Operator Panels Market Driven by IT/OT Convergence

ARC Advisory Group’s new market size and forecast research for the operator panels market reveals that the convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) and the digital transformation of industries drive the market. Converged OT and IT makes it convenient to have one system to buy, configure, and manage. This also promotes the collaboration of IT and OT staff within organizations, which in turn fosters
innovation and enhances efficiency. Operator panels provide increasing functionality, such as remote maintenance, direct connection to central servers, the cloud, line control, programming, design, etc. With digitalization evolving steadily, edge capabilities will be integrated into most automation devices, including operator panels.

"The concept of multi-touch gestures on operator panels is just at the beginning of penetrating the plant floor as new forms of interaction between humans and machines emerge. Voice input, voice control, and other touchless interactions are on the rise. Company-wide standards for multi-touch and gesture recognition must be implemented, which means that an end user would standardize on HMI software and hardware regardless of the controller or the controller system. Together with the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, this can impact the operator panels market," according to Rita Liu, Director of Research and key author of ARC's Operator Panels Market Research.

Operator Panels Market Trends

In addition to providing detailed competitive market share data, the report also addresses key market trends as follows:

  • Modularity
  • New Ways of Operating
  • Longevity, Replacement, and Interchangeable Hardware 
  • HTML5
  • High Level of Customization 
  • Edge Capability
  • More Than HMI
  • Resistive vs. Capacitive Touch
  • Hazardous Areas – New Modular Production in Process Automation 
  • Price Development
  • Security and Safety 
  • Size
  • Widescreen Panels
  • Multi-touch, Dual-touch, and Touch Panels 
  • Augmented Reality
  • Convergence of IT and OT 
  • Industrial 5G
  • Increased Investment in Digital Twins, AI, and IoT

Leading Suppliers to the Operator Panels Market Identified

In addition to providing specific market data and industry trends, this ARC market research also identifies and positions the leading suppliers to this market and provides and summarizes their relevant offerings. An alphabetical list of key suppliers covered in this analysis includes: ABB, Mitsubishi Electric, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens.

About the Operator Panels Research

Operator Panels Market TrendsThe Operator Panels research explores the current and future market performance and related technology and business trends and identifies leading technology suppliers. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, five-year market forecasts, and five years of historical analysis. The research segmentation includes Machinery by Segment, Industry, Customer Type, World Region, Sales Channel, Revenue Category, Type, Software Revenues by Type, Panels by Size, Hardware Revenue by Type, Overall Scope, Safety Functionality, Panel by Format, Mobile Panels by Connection Type, Graphical Operator Panels by Interface, Automation Panels by Interface.

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