Internet of things for your automation solution

Have you ever thought about benefitting from digitalizing your existing automation.
SIMATIC WinCC OA IOT Suite supports you in retrofitting your solution into the world of IOT

SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture IOT Suite consists of two options,

  • SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture IOT Box

  • SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture OPA (On Premise Administration),

Both options can be acquired separately.

Despite the fact you found these options in area of Addons, there is no need to have a WinCC OA installation in addition. Both options can be used independently from SIMATIC WinCC OA and therefore provide their full functionality without having bought an additional WinCC OA.


IOT Box in use at end customer

SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture IOT Suite combines reliable, industrial-grade hardware with proven software based on WinCC OA and intuitive apps for establishing connections, setting controllers, and displaying information.

This allows to you to establish smart infrastructure on site.
Data is collected and preprocessed right at the machine in real time, without impairing the performance of the ongoing process.

This also makes it possible to digitalize existing plants later on with the aid of sensors and actuators. The solution is scalable for simple and complex automation applications, and commissioning takes less than an hour.
You can distribute software and updates centrally right from your plant infrastructure without requiring a connection to the cloud. Deployment is fully automatic and time-controlled.

The IOT Suite at a glance

A variety of basic apps, from PLC configuration to data mapping and dashboarding, enable easy and intuitive operation with no specialized knowledge or training.
A partner ecosystem makes it possible to expand your system with individual applications. You can add new, individual digital functions to your automation system, for example for efficiency calculations and to standardize your IT communication and data streams. Enjoy the benefits of reliable data acquisition right at the machine, a secure, fault-free linking connection of IT and OT, and data-based optimization of production and maintenance


  • Fast and independent commissioning, within 1hour by local own electrician

  • Get more insights, with easy collection and preprocessing of data locally

  • Create transparency, thanks to local visualization in form of dashboards

  • Efficient communication, by mapping and forwarding selected information only

  • Get faster, thanks to intuitive, out-of-the-box usability


IOT Box start screen

  • Preprocessing data in real time and streamlining communication

  • Connects to central repository (OPA) to receive updates automatically

  • Extensions can be done simply via OA Partners

  • Modular approach of connectivity handling, visualization and formula creation extends flexibility in usage

  • All required configuration can be done locally direct at IOT Box or remotely via OPA

Exemplary OEE App

SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture OPA (On Premise Administration)

OPA device view

  • Automate deployment of apps and updates, including OS updates

  • Provide simple and secure exchange mechanisms from/to devices

  • Store and manage centrally apps and updates on premise

  • Manage different states/versions of updates, apps and devices

OPA App view