Industrial Informatics (INDIN), 2013 11th IEEE International Conference
Remote access to plant/machine HMIs has always been an area of great interest. A broad range of well-established solutions is available to fulfill the various tasks from remote operation to remote maintenance (e.g., VNC). Depending on the regarded solution, there are more or less strong demands on the respective client device. In the course of the gaining popularity of cloud computing-especially the gaming on demand sector-a potentially attractive alternative arises with remote rendering of applications based on video streaming. In our paper we provide insights in our efforts of developing a first prototype of a such a video streaming based solution and discuss the suitability of the approach in an industrial context.