TeleControl Basic – optimal monitoring and control of remote terminal units (RTUs)

Efficient data communication with remote plants


TeleControl Server Basic is recommended for simple monitoring and supervision tasks, for the transfer of process data or for remote diagnostics and remote maintenance. Whether controlling process plants, the optimized operation of municipal facilities for water treatment, energy distribution, and traffic monitoring, or service and maintenance: With the TeleControl Basic System, you can implement simple applications and major projects with up to 5,000 participants. The whole solution also includes a teleservice function. For example, this enables internationally active plant and machinery manufacturers to access SIMATIC RTUs worldwide. Communication takes place via cellular network or Internet.


In the TeleControl Basic system the software used for the conrol center is TeleControl Server Basic. As an OPC UA server, it connects the HMI system (for example, WinCC, PCS 7 or WinCC OA) to the RTUs. The system supports the connection of both modular RTUs based on S7-1200 and the compact remote terminal unit, SIMATIC RTU3030C. Stations based on SIMATIC S7-300 can also be connected using the MD720 modem.


Scope of application of TeleControl Basic:

Plants in the water, sanitation or environmental sector

Centrally-controlled building management

Monitoring and supervision of traffic technology

Wasser Abwasser Umweltbereich

Zentral gesteuertes Gebäudemanagement

Steuerung und Überwachung von Verkehrstechnik

e.g. irrigation systems, drinking water supply

e.g. Lighting, Heating

e.g. Traffic light systems, Tunnel projects, Lighthouses


Supervision of energy networks for metering and cost monitoring

Remote supervision of machinery monitoring and automation facilities

Other possible applications

Überwachung von Energienetzen für Verbrauchserfassung und Kostenkontrolle

Fernüberwachung von Maschinensteuerungen und Automatisierungseinrichtungen

Sonstige Anwendungsmöglichkeiten

e.g. Long-distance heating networks, Wind power plants

e.g. Air conditioning systems, Drinks machines

e.g. Greenhouses Level-measuring systems for silos, e.g. in the food and beverage industry



  • Scalable from a few to up to 5,000 outstations          
    Use of the Internet and existing mobile wireless networks – even from different providers

  • Connection to control systems, e.g. WinCC via OPC interfaces

  • TeleControl Server Basic also monitors temporary mobile connections and thereby links a station, such as the RTU3030C that is only intermittently accessible, ideally to the control center

  • SMS alert service personnel

  • Easy configuration of modular SIMATIC RTUs with STEP 7 V13 SP1 in the TIA Portal

  • Easy and convenient configuration of the remote terminal units by multiple users simultaneously with

  • TeleControl Server Basic (multi-user capability)

  • "Wake-up" function for stations (from standby mode to online mode) via SMS or call incl. authentication e.g. with the CLIP function

  • Secured data traffic between the RTU and TeleControl Server Basic by means of encryption

  • Integrated teleservice function for remote maintenance and remote programming of the RTU during operation

  • The TeleControl Server Basic can be operated redundantly in order to increase the availability of the automation data.