Using the latest technologies, manufacturers have developed new compact PLCs which work hand-in-hand with low-cost operator interfaces, offering machinery manufacturers a practical control solution for simple automation processes. Operator interfaces with out-of-the-box functionality create simplicity for the developer and greatly reduce start-up time. Other advances have decreased the size of the operator interface, allowing installation in a small space. Additional advances in size have been used in PLC design to create controllers that fit in the palm of your hand. The latest advances in Windows-based configuration allow easy addition of more comprehensive operator interface functionality.