SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager
Efficient Remote Maintenance and Management of SIMATIC IPCs
The SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager enables the use of Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT). Efficient and central service concepts can be implemented with remote access to SIMATIC IPCs. For example, system or program errors can be corrected, or BIOS and program updates can be performed from a control room (without deployment in the field). Access is ensured even if the operating system no longer starts.
Centralized startup and shutdown of systems or installation of updates outside production time increases system availability and saves resources. Remote access is handled by a secure HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) connection.
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.
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
Access to systems, even if the operating system no longer starts or it is to be installed remotely, for example
Restarting the IPC does not close the remote connection; system information can also be monitored during the boot process
A user-friendly graphical menu bar facilitates rapid access to all 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.
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.
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.
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: