The web interface of Hirschmann products is elegant, intuitive, and user-friendly. It is one of our key selling points. We have invested a great deal of effort to create something which is unique in our industry. A product interface which works for Automation Engineers who are not IT specialists. In this respect, we are truly leagues ahead of our competitors.
To achieve this advantage, we do not rely solely on HMTL. Our products' web interfaces use Java. Billions of devices worldwide also use Java. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-art programs from games to business applications.
Java, like all modern programming languages, is constantly being updated to provide new functionality and close security loopholes. As a result, our product web interfaces must be forwardly compatible with functionality which does not yet exist. This is challenging.
Despite Java being ubiquitous, some of our customers do not want to install it on their computers. Until now, this meant that they were unable to take advantage of our superior web interface.
This is where HiView comes into play. HiView enables our customers to benefit from our products' web interface, without any Java library installed on their PCs. HiView contains it's own Java built-in runtime library, which has been rigorously tested with all our products.
In addition, HiView is a portable application. It does not require any installation, does not alter any PC registry entries, and only writes information into its own folder. It even works directly from removable media such as USB drives and SD cards, for ultimate portability.
But HiView is not just a replacement for a web browser. It is more. The comfortable Selection screen shows which Hirschmann devices have been accessed recently, with the most popular listed at the top. A single click connects you to the required device. For added security, it is simple and convenient to view the security certificates of both the products and the Java library. And with Hirschmann's gradual transition away from HTTP and towards HTTPS, HiView will automatically use the most secure communication method, without additional input from the end user.
Best of all, HiView is provided free of charge, on our web site and our product CDs. So all our customers can enjoy the added value offered by HiView, to enhance their experience of using Hirschmann products.