SINEMA Server software from Siemens simplifies network troubleshooting by enabling quick and easy identification of communication problems in Industrial Ethernet networks and connected terminal devices. By shortening response times to industrial network problems, manufacturers are capable of reducing or even avoiding downtime.
The information collected by SINEMA Server can be viewed at any time on standard Web browsers like Internet Explorer or Firefox. The information can also be displayed in an HMI / SCADA system using the OPC interface (COM/DCOM and OPC UA are both supported).
The SINEMA Server network monitoring software can diagnose Industrial Ethernet networks and display the resulting data in tabular or graphical views. During this diagnosis, the program will continuously log and archive the network activities of SIEMENS and third-party devices using standard protocols like SNMP and PROFINET (DCP and LLDP).
An Auto discovery function will automatically identify all devices, including their features such as the topological interconnections. The tool will then generate graphical views and network statistics from the data. If desired, available standard diagnostic screens can be enhanced by uploading custom floor plans so that data can be provided in personalized geographical views that show device positions on the shop floor.
Events such as device alarms and changes to devices in the network are recorded cyclically and displayed in tabular form with date, time and priority. Critical alarms and other data from the database can be passed on to other systems by means of e-mail or retrieved from the built in OPC server.
The SINEMA Server user interface and the available functions can be retrieved by any computer and internet browser in the network. SINEMA Server software allows engineers to control their network, not be controlled by their network.
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