Communications processors for PG/PCThe PC assumes an important role in industrial communication. In combination with real-time applications, it forms an ideal basis for visualization. Together with SoftControl software the PC handles communications tasks that could only previously be solved using a programmable controller. SIMATIC NET PC communications processors offer the following advantages: CPs for PCI and PCI Express formatThey can be used flexibly depending on the required resources on the PC: CPs with or without their own microprocessor. Easy to integrate in the system environment and Office applications thanks to open and standardized interfaces.