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New WinCC OA Partner certified

Our strong partnership network is the origin of innovative solutions for our customers. In recent weeks we succeeded in gaining a new WinCC OA partner: Roadyna, based in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Process Control & Video Management using WinCC OA Video at the STUVA Expo 2017

With the constantly increasing growth rates, the STUVA Expo technical tunnel and infrastructure fair was held in parallel with the accompanying STUVA Conference on 6th and 7th of December 2017 in Stuttgart.


SCADA Lounge at the SPS IPC Drives 2017

Visitors to the SPS IPC drives were able to enjoy discussions with experts in the relaxed atmosphere of the SCADA lounge, being informed of the value added of the SIMATIC SCADA systems WinCC RT Professional V15, WinCC V7.4 and WinCC Open Architecture V3.15 across branches and industries.


Christmas charity

Christmas time is when we often think about people who need a little help.
Just as over the last few years, the WinCC OA team staff are again taking part in a mutual charity event. This year we are supporting the Sterntalerhof project in a concrete project.


Track transit system (TTS) upgrade for Stansted Airport London

The Stansted Airport Track Transit System (TTS) is an automated transport system that carries passengers between the main terminal building and two remote Satellite buildings. The system came into service in 1991 and operates on 2km of elevated and tunneled guideway.


New WinCC OA Partner certified

Our strong partnership network is the origin of innovative solutions for our customers. In recent weeks we succeeded in gaining a new WinCC OA partner :PRECAST is a manufacturing enterprise established in April 2016 in Jebel Ali, Dubai


Extension of the WinCC OA release cycles

The area of application of our software as well as customers requests made us think about the release cycles of the WinCC OA major versions. We have decided to extend the release cycle which offers a lot of benefits.


Visit us at our SCADA Lounge!- SPS IPC Drives 2017 – Nuremberg, November 28 - 30, 2017

Use the opportunity to visit the SPS IPC Drives fair this year and get acquainted with the manifold variations of customer-specific SCADA solutions at the Siemens stand (hall 11) and our exclusive SCADA Lounge (room Brussels 2, CCN Mitte)


SCADA Partner Conferences Asia 2017 in Retrospect

The SCADA Partner Conference Asia 2017 took place from 14th to 17th of August 2017 for the very first time in Singapore, with a total of 72 customers from China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore participating.


Project ‘Brugman’ - Remote control of 50 water bridges and locks

The Brugman project replaces four old control centers in Tilburg, Helmond, Oosterhout and Schijndel with a new central control center. This project was assigned by the Dutch government in the Zuid-Nederland District West and realized from 2013 to 2015.


WinCC OA Community Networking in Amsterdam

The WinCC OA User Days were also a great success this year. Around 300 international customers and partners followed our invitation to participate in the 14th WinCC OA User Days in Amsterdam.


Smart Analysis using SmartSCADA

Data is the goldmine of the 21st Century – both for the consumer industry and industrial enterprises. The data volumes are however rapidly growing and it is often unclear which data can be used and how. The optional WinCC OA SmartSCADA supports smart analysis and appraisal of infrastructural installations.


New WinCC OA Partners certified

Our strong partnership network is the origin of innovative solutions for our customers. In the past weeks we welcomed new WinCC OA partners, whom we would now like to introduce: ITECH515 from Tarragona in Spain, VMA nv from Sint-Martens-Latem in Belgien, Electro Croon Polska Sp. z o.o., from Warsaw/Poland and and a Russia-based system integrator StroyEnergoSet.


Review of the Hannover Fairs 2017 – “Integrated Industry – Creating Value”

This year’s Hannover fairs took place from 24th to 28th of April. “More visitors, more internationality, and more solutions; that’s how the Hannover Fairs 2017 sum up” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, member of the board of the Deutsche Messe AG.


Process control and information system for oil and gas refinery

Jaxon Energy's goal was to implement a control system for their new refining facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi. They turned to their integration partner Corso Systems, based in Chicago, and commissioned the WinCC OA Solution Partner with the process engineering.


New WinCC OA Partners from Arizona (US) certified

Our powerful network of partners generates innovative solutions for our customers. Over recent weeks, we have been pleased to welcome the new WinCC OA Solution Partner Vertech, a integrator for control and information systems based in Phoenix, Arizona (US).


Discover the colorful diversity of the WinCC OA User Days 2017!

This year’s WinCC OA User Days will be taking place from 10th to 12th of May 2017 in the Dutch capital Amsterdam. This two-day event will provide a comprehensive and interesting program of topics from the world of the SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture.


The WinCC OA Community comes together at the SCADA Days in Las Vegas

The Center of Competence USA held the very first SCADA Days in the USA. Around 80 customers and partners followed the invitation and used the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest developments of the various SCADA systems and Industrial PCs from Siemens.


WinCC OA New Developments Training at CoC WinCC OA Germany

The Center of Competence (CoC) WinCC OA Germany held the new developments training for the third time at the headquater in Hannover. With around 75 participants this event was also a great success again this year.


And the Oscar goes to … ETM receives the USA-BIZ-Award for the very first time

If you want to succeed in the US market you need premium products and strong partnerships. The USA-BIZ-Award, the “WirtschaftsOskar”, awarded for outstanding achievements demonstrates the innovative power of Austrian Enterprises.


SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture V3.15 – the modern, efficient and flexible SCADA system

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) demand future oriented SCADA systems. With SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture V3.15 users can keep an overview in the data jungle and increase the efficiency of their installation.


SCADA system reduces operating costs of telecommunication base stations

The project rely totally on the SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture while taking benefit of the existing telecom infrastructure to connect the exchanges spread over the Lebanese territory to the headquarter in central Beirut.


New WinCC OA Partner certified

Our powerful network of partners generates innovative solutions for our customers. Over recent weeks, we have been pleased to welcome one more new WinCC OA partner into the fold, who we would like to introduce to you here, AKATT SA, located in Greece.


SPS IPC Drives 2016 continues on a winning streak

Our exclusive SCADA lounge opened its gates to SPS IPC Drives visitors for the third time, providing information on all the new developments of the SCADA systems SIMATIC WinCC Professional v14, WinCC v7.4, and WinCC Open Architecture v3.15.


ETM is the most successful “Golden Mid-Sized Business” in Burgenland, Austria

The Austrian Wirtschaftsblatt, KSV1870 and PwC Austria again announced the annual Austria’s Leading Companies (ALC). ETM professional control GmbH ranked yet again first.


Distributed generator management with WinCC OA

When a builder of heat and power cogeneration systems needed a single cohesive control system environment, it turned to automation system integrator DMC, Inc. DMC’s engineers knew the answer would be a proven high-end SCADA system.


Innovative SCADA Solutions at the SCADA Lounge at the SPS IPC Drives

Visit us away from the hustle and bustle of the fair at the SCADA Lounge and experience the versatile functionalities of SIMATIC SCADA systems WinCC Professional V14, WinCC V7.4 and WinCC Open Architecture V3.15.


Higher Efficiency and Flexibility for your Installation – Outlook on the new Version 3.15

Industry 4.0 and IOT (Internet of things) demand future focused systems. With SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture version 3.15 you can maintain an overview in the data jungle while increasing the efficiency of your installation.


Conference for SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture in Russia

Our WinCC OA Solution Partner SMS Automation and Siemens Russia invited to the 2nd International Conference for SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture, which took place from 22nd to 23rd of September 2016 in Samara, Russia.


New WinCC OA Partners certified

Our powerful network of partners generates innovative solutions for our customers. Over recent weeks, we have been pleased to welcome more new WinCC OA partners into the fold, who we would like to introduce to you here: Sting AB, based in Sweden and Merrid Controls, WinCC OA Solution Partner in Lodz, Poland.


New WinCC OA References

We have included a selection of topical SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture reference projects.


Freedom without boundaries through the energy service portal

The new energy service portal (esp) from ee technik gmbh, WinCC OA Solution Partner, offering power plant operators the ability to operate and control various plant types from a central point.


New WinCC OA Partners certified

Our strong partnership network is the origin of innovative solutions for our customers. In recent months we succeeded in gaining new WinCC OA partners which we would like to briefly present: Sigren Engineering AG from Winterthur in Switzerland, as well as CROC and Interautomatika AG, both from the Russian capital Moscow.


Connecting to everything: OPC UA breaks communications barrier

Siemens delivers with SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture the tunnel control system for one of the most important projects of the European railway traffic, the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The tunnel management system is responsible for ensuring the remote control and monitoring of relevant data points across the electromechanical systems.


On the way to digital plant - SINDEX 2016 Bern

The major Swiss industry fair, SINDEX, takes place in Bern from September 6 through September 8 2016. Siemens is presenting across 350 square meters its complete digital plant portfolio.


Visit us at our SCADA Lounge at the SPS IPC Drives 2016

Use the opportunity to visit the SPS IPC Drives fair this year and get acquainted with the manifold variations of customer-specific SCADA solutions at the Siemens booth (hall 11) and our exclusive SCADA Lounge (room Brussels 2, CCN Mitte).


Come to WindEnergy in Hamburg to find your ideal wind turbine solution!

Experience new impulses from the wind sector from September 27 through 30, 2016 at WindEnergy Hamburg, the worldwide most significant wind power expo. Siemens offers you comprehensive insights into pioneering solutions and a view into the future of the international on and off shore wind power sector.


Mobile User Interface for iOS and Android

The new mobile user interface from SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture is a native client for iOS and Android devices which offers the same possibilities and functionality as a standard client.


Networking at the WinCC OA User Days in London

Once again this year, the WinCC OA User Days were a resounding success. Around 280 international customers and partners took up the invitation to attend the thirteenth WinCC OA User Days in London.
Participants had the opportunity to get to know the latest developments surrounding the Scada system Simatic WinCC Open Architecture (WinCC OA).


Modern building management system for the Strabag PFS Fault Management Center

To address the growing demands currently made on building automation and to keep abreast of technological developments, STRABAG PFS commissioned a management system based on the WinCC OA SCADA system.


Review of the HMI 2016 – “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions”

This 2016 Hannover Messe took place on April 25 – 29. With this year’s lead theme of “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions” and the USA as its partner country, the world’s most important industrial trade fair sent trend-setting signals out around the globe.


New WinCC OA Partners certified

Our powerful network of partners generates innovative solutions for our customers. Over recent weeks, we have been pleased to welcome more new WinCC OA partners into the fold, who we would like to introduce to you here: infoteam Software AG from Bubenreuth (DE), UniCom, based in Ankara, Turkey, and Solid State Automation and Controls (SSAC), based out of Houston TX, USA.


The Gotthard Base Tunnel – the world’s longest railway tunnel

The Gotthard Base Railway Tunnel in Switzerland is currently under construction. It links Erstfeld in the Uri Valley with Bodio near Biasca in the Canton of Ticino. Following its completion, at 57 km (West Tunnel: 56,798 m, East Tunnel 57,091 m) it will be world’s longest railway tunnel.


New WinCC OA Partners certified

Over recent months, the WinCC OA partner network has been increased to include a number of new certified WinCC OA Partners, who we would like to introduce to you today.: Corso Systems in Chicago (USA), ee technik GmbH headquartered in Böcklund (Germany), Active Telecom based in Moskau (Russia) und GO-Tek Automation from Lynnwood (USA).


OPC UA in use at the tunnel management system for the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

Given the need to integrate sixteen different facilities from different suppliers, it was vital to use a platform-neutral, standardized and uniform protocol. OPC UA was defined as the standardized interface between the tunnel management system and the electromechanical systems.


London calling for WinCC OA User Days 2016!

On 3 and 4 May 2016, this year’s WinCC OA User Days will be held in London.
This two-day event will provide a comprehensive and interesting program of topics from the world of the SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture SCADA system


WinCC OA Version 3.14 update training workshops

The new Version 3.14 of the SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture has been available on the market since December 2015, and the first update training workshop kicked off as early as mid-January. For last-minute decision-makers, there are still free places on workshops.


SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture lends itself to use in wide-ranging fields

Over recent months, another batch of interesting new projects have been concluded with SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture. Look here for a selection of the latest SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture reference projects.


Release of the new Version 3.14 of the SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture

The new Version 3.14 is now available. SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture V3.14 combines innovation, mobility, flexibility and independence all in one system.


HELiS – Maximum Tunnel Safety

Road tunnels in the German State of Hesse and the superordinate Tunnel Control Center in Eschwege are all operated using state-of-the-art safety technology. WinCC OA is the standardized solution for their management systems used in all the road tunnels.


Success at SPS IPC Drives 2015

The SPS IPC Drives 2015 trade fair finished in late November. For the past 26 years, this trade fair has been and will certainly continue to be one of the key technology and product trade fairs for Siemens Industrial Business.


New WinCC OA Partners certified

Over recent months, the WinCC OA partner network has been expanded to include three new partners from Germany, Italy and Turkey, which we would like to introduce to you briefly today.


We are hiring! Please apply if you are interested in joining our team!

We are seeking to hire talented people in order to keep abreast of positive business development. We are looking for motivated, qualified staff, mainly in the area of software development, who will help to shape the future success of our company.


Innovative SCADA solutions in the SCADA Lounge

Visit us away from the bustle of the show in the SCADA Lounge and find out more about the impressive functional versatility of SIMATIC SCADA systems. The SCADA lounge is located in Brussels Room 2, 1st floor in the CCN Mitte area of the Congress Center.


Future-proof and state-of-the-art – that´s the new Version 3.14

Nowadays, manufacture-independent and platform-independent SCADA systems are in demand which enable scalable solutions and unlimited global access over the web – and even over native iOS and Android user interfaces. SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture Version 3.14 combines all of these requirements in a single system.


State-of-the-art equipped central control center and tunnel in Bosnia Herzegovina

With almost three kilometers in length, Tunnel "1.Mart" is the longest tunnel in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is one of the most modern and best equipped tunnels. The tunnel has been automated with the SCADA system BS Husky, which is based on WinCC OA. The central control system in Drivusa was also automated with BS Husky and has been established as supervisory system for the tunnel.


New WinCC OA Solution Partner certified

We take great pleasure in presenting our new WinCC OA Solution Partner INSOFT Datenverarbeitungs Ges.m.b.H. from Austria.


EWEA 2015 Annual Wind Energy Event

Siemens wind power solutions every step of the way” is the motto at the EWEA 2015 annual wind power event and conference. Siemens present solutions and products for the full life cycle of wind power plants. Meet the expert team, exchange ideas and check out innovations along the wind energy value chain at booth M01.


SIMATIC SCADA Roadshow in Portland, Boise und Seattle

WinCC OA Solution partner, KAASM, held events in three major Pacific Northwest cities: Portland, Boise and Seattle. At these locations, SCADA professionals converged to network and discuss industry trends.


Changes in Oracle database licenses

Beginning of September, Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2). The SE2 version is available with the 12.1.0.2 database version. As of December 1, 2015 „Oracle Database Standard Edition One“ (SE1) and „Oracle Database Standard Edition“ (SE) can’t be ordered anymore.


Automated control system for multi-megawatt energy storage

Large-scale battery maker taps Siemens for end-to-end solutions and expertise to save huge costs and critical time-to-market.The challenge was to develop a comprehensive and highly scalable automated control system for multi-megawatt energy storage using minimum engineering time and cost to ensure fastest time-to-market.


SIMATIC WinCC OA meets GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)

Reliable and trustworthy records for the pharmaceutical and food & beverage industry with SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture. Compliance Responses ERES (Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures) SIMATIC WinCC OA V3.13 available for download.


SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture fits to various industries

During the last months projects with WinCC Open Architecture have been finished all over the world.
See a small compilation of success stories below.


Central control system for gas distribution pipelines at EDP Naturgas Energia

EDP Naturgas Energia implemented a new real time data managing corporate platform using SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture (WinCC OA).


Continuose delivery – New features in WinCC OA version 3.13

We are proud to announce that new features are already available with patch P004 for WinCC OA 3.13.


Large Hadron Collider collects data again

The largest particle accelerator in the world has been reactivated after an extensive modernization phase in Switzerland.


More energy efficiency with WinCC OA – lighting up the city of Besançon

The street lighting in the French city of Besançon comprises 17,000 street lamps along a total of 486 km of lit streets, with a collective output of 2,760 kW. A control center has been set up using SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture as the control system which allows comprehensive control of the entire street lighting system.


Customizing is the key to success

Chicago-based WinCC OA Solution Partner DMC Inc. is delighted with the benefits of WinCC OA and is keen to endorse the system on its latest blog.


Visualization and operating system for railways with type approval compliant to SIL2

The remote control of interlocking systems frequently still takes place today using conventional control desks. The Swiss WinCC OA Premium Solution Partner LeitTec AG has developed a visualization and operating system for railways (VBBa) on the basis of SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture (WinCC OA).


Network-oriented traffic and system control based on SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture

New traffic management center software in South Bavaria now allows network-oriented traffic and system control (NoVA), based on Sitraffic Conduct+. Sitraffic Conduct+ software is a motorway traffic management and control system based on SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture (WinCC OA).


Central system for monitoring and optimizing district heating plants

This project entails the collection and storage of selected data from around 60 heating power plants in a central Oracle database, where it is used to perform required management analyses. Around 20 values are defined as key performance indicators (KPIs), which provide information about service provision, used water volumes or exhaust gas generated.


Waterwolf Tunnel improves accessibility, quality of life, and traffic safety in the Aalsmeer and Schiphol region

To improve accessibility, quality of life, and traffic safety in the area between the A4 and the A9 motorways, the province of North Holland has invested in diverting the N201 secondary road and building the Waterwolf Tunnel. This tunnel links Aalsmeer and Schiphol beneath the Ring Canal surrounding the Haarlemmermeer polder. This mobility project is of great economic importance for the region.


The new Traffic Management Center in Vienna keeps a close eye on the traffic

Since September 2013 the new Traffic Management Center (TMC) in Vienna has been operational. From here, the tunnels on the A23, the A22 with the Kaisermühlen tunnel and the S1 line are monitored in and around Vienna.