The GT16 series multimedia human-machine interface from Mitsubishi Electric Automation combines video and sound capabilities with embedded communications interfaces to provide a complete multimedia platform. The device can transform applications from still to motion images with a video capture-and-store feature, a monitor display/RGB input, and a sound output interface. Multimedia functionality contributes to faster resolution of maintenance issues, improves operators' understanding of the machine or process, and ultimately helps to ensure higher overall throughput. A key feature of the device is the real-time video playback and record function, allowing personnel to play GT16 recordings or MPEG4 files from the terminal. The systems can record machine/process events up to 120 s before and after a condition being monitored. Display sizes range from 8.4 to 15 in.