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Ultralight Client UX

This is a client for desktop applications based on HTML5 technology. There is no need to install SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture or any plug-in. The aim of this client is to display WinCC OA on desktop PC’s with the integrated browser. It supports Microsoft EDGE, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Desktop UI

This client provides a user interface, which runs in a web browser, with the same functionalities as a standard user interface. This enables a flexible remote access to the system, without installing SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture.

It is installed like an app, the installation package is distributed via the WinCC OA webserver and runs as a stand-alone UI (not a plugin).  There is no need to install the UI from DVD or to install a browser plugin. All panels are cached locally via the WinCC OA webserver.
The new Desktop UI startup interface allows the user to choose the project and server combination similar to the Mobile UI.  A common device management for Mobile and Desktop UIs is provided.

The Desktop UI is available for Windows and Linux, and for browsers (EDGE, IE, Chrome, Firefox).

The Desktop UI replaces the Web Client, which is no longer available.

WinCC OA Web server

From any standard web browser, you can access and also interactively edit data via the intranet and Internet. This helps solve system monitoring tasks with cutting-edge Internet technology and mobile communication for the user's benefit.

  • The web server offers unrestricted access to all WinCC OA resources

  • Standard HTML pages, e.g. the alarm page, allow display and operation of the system via mobile devices

  • Current status information from the system are available on the intranet and around the world via the Internet

  • Encrypted communication via HTTPS

  • Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, ...) deployment


Security information

To ensure the secure operation of a plant or machine it is also necessary to take suitable preventive action (e.g. cell protection concept) and to integrate the automation and drive components into a state-of-the-art holistic industrial security concept for the entire plant or machine. Any third-party products that may be in use must also be taken into account.
Please find further information at: http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity