HMi combines nearly four decades of experience of developing class-leading specialist hazardous area computer hardware with the energy and drive of a start-up. Based in the UK, they innovate relentlessly, pushing the boundaries of what is possible – driving technology, themselves and their customers forward. They work only in the oil and gas industry and supply some of the world’s biggest companies including amongst many others, National Oilwell Varco, Canrig, Halliburton and Baker Hughes.
Formed in the late 1980s and known originally as ISIS PRODUCTS (ISIS is an acronym for Intrinsically Safe Intelligent System ) we designed and manufactured Zone 0 HMI’s for the Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceutical markets. Acquired by the TECHNOR Group of Norway in 1999 the emphasis was re-focused towards the Oil and Gas industries, a range of Zone 1 products was launched and the business was renamed TECHNOR ISIS. In 2009, after a management buyout, we renamed to iSiS-Ex and a range of Zone 2 products were added together with a Zone 1 drillers display unit and wireless access points. In 2016 iSiS-Ex was dropped to avoid any association with the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria and renamed. Little did they know that another company had branded and registered a product with the same name, so at the end of 2017 they re-branded to HMI-Elements ™
Howard joined ISIS Products in 1989 as General Manager when the business was first formed. Under his direction a range of new products were launched and he established a worldwide network of Agents and Distributors. By 1999, when the firm was sold to the Technor Group, he was Managing Director of the parent company, Beacon Controls Ltd.
In 2007 Howard rejoined Technor ISIS as Interim Managing Director and went on to lead the Management Buy Out in July 2009. He now serves as Managing Director of HMI Elements and President of its US subsidiary iSiS-Ex Inc.
HMi Elements are attending this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) on the 6th– 9th of May in the energy capital of the world; Houston, Texas. HMi will be exhibiting in Block A on stand number 1339-D, showcasing our latest technological innovation; the 1301-Z1. The 1301-Z1 is our newest hazardous area HMI; a rugged PC that leads its class with extreme usability and toughness, combined with a beautifully engineered design. Slim and lightweight with a super-bright 19”, 1,000 NIT display the HMi 1301-Z1 is stunning and suitable for Zone 1 areas.
OTC is the key global event for the sharing of industry knowledge and advancements among leaders in the energy field. Industry professionals from all corners of the world flock to the event to make connections and learn about the latest science and technology developments in the energy sector. To see the 1301-Z1 and other ground-breaking hazardous area HMI’s – such as the 1302-Z2, stop by the HMi booth at OTC and say hello.
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