SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced (TIA Portal)

PC-based HMI solution for single-user systems directly at the machine.

The range of functions of WinCC Runtime Advanced includes the centralized HMI components for visualizing and reporting, and it can be expanded to suit requirements and costs by using optional packages.

  • Basic package for visualization, reporting and logging, user administration, can be expanded flexibly with VB scripts

  • Basic package expandable by means of option packages

  • Can be integrated into automation solutions based on TCP/IP networks

  • Expanded service concepts with remote operation, diagnostics and administration over the intranet and Internet in combination with email communication.

Design and functions

Features at a glance

Visualization via Windows- compliant user interface

Alarms and messages

Logging of alarms and process values


Documentation of process data, alarm events, and recipes

Individually expandable

Language support for multilingual projects

User administration

Open communication

WinCC SmartServer for the remote control via the Intranet and Internet


SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced is available as a software package with a defined maximum of PowerTags. The term PowerTags is used to identify process variables and area pointers that have a process link to the controller.
Variables without process link, constant limit values of variables, and messages (up to 4 000 bit-triggered messages) are also available for additional system performance.

Powerpacks to increase the number of tags or upgrade to WinCC RT Professional are available to provide scalability of the basic package.

Owners of a V15 license can update their program version to V15.1 free of charge

The table below shows the available licenses of the basic packages.

SIMATIC WinCC RT Advanced V15.1

Article No.

Basic Package (Software and License Key for download)

Basic Package (Software on DVD/License Key on USB stick)

For more information on

  • Upgrades

  • Powerpacks and

  • SUS contracts

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SIMATIC Software and licenses

The constant development of SIMATIC software makes sure that all automation components are integrated at the latest levels.
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System requirements

WinCC Runtime Advanced (TIA-Portal) V15.1

Operating systems

Recommended Hardware with 32 Bit OS

Recommended Hardware with 64 Bit OS

* In combination with options, more powerful systems may be required