For displaying, a DataMonitor client can be installed on any office PC. The data provider, a WinCC WebNavigator or a WinCC DataMonitor server can be installed on any WinCC single-user system, server or client. Specific functions of the DataMonitor client can be implemented without installation. Tools for the full scope of functions can then be downloaded from a download area.
The DataMonitor and its tools
For visualization and evaluation, WinCC DataMonitor provides a range of Internet-capable tools, which support all of the popular security mechanisms such as login/password, firewalls, encryption, etc.:
The Process Screens function is used exclusively for monitoring and navigating using WinCC process screens with Microsoft Internet Explorer as the "View Only Client".
Trends & Alarms
Trends & Alarms is a tool for displaying and analyzing logged WinCC process values and alarms as trends or in tabular form via predefined web pages.
The Excel Workbooks are a logging tool for displaying alarms and current or logged process values in an Excel table for analysis and display via the web or as a print template for reports.
Published Reports automatically create print jobs from WinCC reports and prepared Excel Workbooks, which are initiated in either a time-controlled manner (e.g. at the end of a shift) or in an event-controlled manner (e.g. when a WinCC tag is changed) and are distributed by e-mail, if applicable.
The WebCenter is the central information portal for access to WinCC data via the Intranet or Internet. On a WebCenter page, the user can configure his own screen views from the WebParts and save them.
Administration of DataMonitor users in user groups with individual rights for reading, writing and creating WebCenter sites.
Licensing as required
The licensing is server-based, which means that it is done on an existing WebNavigator or on an additional DataMonitor server. Depending on the license selected, the DataMonitor software package for the DataMonitor server contains 1, 3, 10, 25 or 50 client licenses. The number of client licenses describes the maximum number of simultaneously active clients. Any number of clients can be connected. PowerPacks are available for upgrading the number of simultaneously active clients.