TIA Portal Cloud Connector
Secure access to centralized IT infrastructure
The TIA Portal Cloud Connector enables access to local PG/PC interfaces and connected SIMATIC hardware from the TIA Portal Engineering while the engineering is taking place via a remote desktop on a server of a private cloud..
The TIA Portal Cloud Connector provides flexibility in the daily work routine via an independent platform which ensures full data consistency.
Central software management on a private cloud server for various TIA Portal Engineering software and versions – making local installation on the workstation computer superfluous
Online access from the server via the workstation to PLC/HMI hardware in the laboratory or in a production cell
Reduction of workplace hardware requirements
The TIA Portal Cloud Connector tunnels the S7 communication between engineering software on the server and the local interfaces of the personal computer
In order to activate communication, the TIA Portal Cloud Connector must be started at both ends – server and personal computer.
Communication takes place as standard with TCP/IP (uncoded). A coded HTTPS connection can be used starting with Windows 8.1. For this purpose, authentication and encryption certificates must be exchanged between server and personal computer.
Using his/her personal computer, the user can be connected to the server via a remote desktop and directly access PLC/HMI hardware connected to the personal computer online.