PC-based automation enables facilities to implement applications and solutions that far exceed the functions of a classic controller. Siemens SIMATIC industrial PC-based (IPC) products offer flexible, innovative platforms to meet the challenges of the digital factory for machines and plants.
To enable even faster entry into the world of PC-based automation, Siemens has released IPC Starter systems for SIMATIC IPC427E, SIMATIC IPC477E and SIMATIC IPC477E PRO. Based on the Windows operating system (Enterprise 2016 LTSB 64 Bit), they include SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced V15 and SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller CPU 1507S V2.5.
SIMATIC IPCs can be commissioned rapidly and are ready to use in a very short time. This is made possible by the factory-installed and preconfigured SIMATIC software. Once commissioned, the projects only need be transferred to the Software Controller and WinCC Runtime. That’s all that is required for the system to be fully ready for operation. All IPC Starter systems are system tested. The available hardware and software combinations are well matched.
For system and process messages of the WinCC Runtime Advanced, a retentive message buffer has been set up on a separate partition. This allows for use of the Unified Write Filter (UWF) features included in Windows 10 Enterprise without the risk of losing messages.
Additionally, SIMATIC IPC Starter systems are delivered without WinCC or Software Controller licenses. Depending on the requirements, a variety of software packages are available which have been optimally tailored to the project. To take advantage of the especial price, these packages are only available when being ordered simultaneously with a SIMATIC IPC Hardware.
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