SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager

Efficient Remote Maintenance and Management of SIMATIC IPCs

The new SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager software package facilitates the realization of central service concepts based on remote access to SIMATIC IPCs by means of Intel Active Management Technology functions (Intel AMT). System or program errors can be rectified and BIOS and program updates executed for example via a control station and without on-site service works.

Central switch-on and switch-off of systems and update installation outside production periods ensure improved productivity and minimized resource utilization. Inaccessible to unauthorized persons, remote access is realized via safe connection on the basis of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) encoding.

Information
Suitable protective measures (among others IT-Security, e.g. network segmentation) have to be taken up to ensure a safe operation of the plant. You find further information about the topic of Industrial Security on the Internet under www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity.


PC information can be globally displayed via a web server integrated in the hardware, allowing for the initiation of emergency measures such as power OFF via the web.

Benefits

Central service without on-site works

  • Remote access via secure HTTPS or TLS connection, without additional hardware and independent of the operating system

  • Easy rectification of errors in terms of software, application or operating system

  • Rapid installation of BIOS and program updates with subsequent restart


Efficient energy and service management

  • Reduced power consumption and costs through targeted shutdown, e.g. after production stops or on weekends

  • Reduced downtimes and corresponding costs through startup and service works outside regular production periods


A user-friendly graphical menu bar facilitates rapid access to all functions.

SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager: A user-friendly graphical menu bar facilitates rapid access to all functions.

Functions

  • Keyboard Video Mouse Redirection (KVM)
    The keyboard-video-mouse signal can be redirected to or from a PC of the IT department, allowing for the PC's remote operation by an administrator without any additional hardware.

  • Remote Power Control
    Power and operating cost reductions can be realized through targeted switch-off and switch-on. The computer can be selectively shut down overnight or during weekends or switched on temporarily for an update. Also reset is supported.

  • Remote Reboot
    The computer can be rebooted from a hard disk, CD or network drive, which does away with time- and cost-intensive travel expenditures for service staff.

  • IDE Redirection
    To prevent time-consuming handling, for example an ISO file saved on a hard disk of the IT Management Console can be made available as CD-ROM drive.


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