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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 104546544, Entry date: 11/06/2014
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SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS V8.1 – Delivery Release

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PCS 7/OPEN OS V8.1 is now available. The PCS 7/OPEN OS V8.1 product suite provides the tools needed to develop an interface between SIMATIC PCS 7 OS V8.1 and a non-PCS 7 DCS Controller, PLC Controller and Package Units. The goal of V8.1 is to enhance the connectivity to non-PCS 7 systems and provide support for SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1. This release combines an expanded range of functionality, modern hardware based on up-to-date technologies, and the latest generation operating systems.

1 Product Description

1.1 Operating Systems

PCS 7/OPEN OS V8.1 will execute under the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32 or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition (64-bit)

1.2 Products and Licensing

  • There are two Component Option Packages (Engineering/Runtime) and two Upgrade Packages (Engineering/Runtime).
  • The Component Option Packages (Engineering/Runtime) are additional software packages to the standard SIMATIC PCS 7 software packages, thus a SIMATIC PCS 7 installation is always the basis for the Component Option Packages.
  • The Engineering Component Option provides the user with the PCS 7/Open OS software along with the licenses that enable the user to load controller configurations data into DBA, compile a DBA configuration into SIMATIC PCS 7 OS, and acess A&E data.
  • The Runtime Component Option provides the PCS7/Open OS software and the license to access A&E data from a third party controller.

1.3 New Features

  • Support of new IPC hardware released with SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1.
  • Support of WinCC channels for S7-1200/S7-1500 controllers.
  • Enhancement OPC A&E: The OPC A&E variant "simple event" is now supported, which handles the information in a string. Until now the A&E variant "condition based" was supported only, which creates alarms based on certain conditions.
  • PCS 7/OPEN OS V8.1 has been tested for compatibility with SIMATIC PCS 7 TeleControl V8.1 and SIMATIC PCS 7 PowerControl V8.1. Thus the products can be run on the same Engineering Station and Operator Stations.
  • The DBA Type Editor supports easy cut, copy, paste or duplicate of single elements or complete types and enumeration without loosing the set parameter values.

1.4 Solution Workflow

The following picture depicts a workflow that could be used to develop a connectivity solution using the PCS 7/OPEN OS product. The first step in the procedure is to define the function blocks that will be available to SIMATIC PCS 7 OS. This could be accomplished using a combination of an export of the application configuration that contains the data used by an HMI and other documentation like the source system documentation, a browse of the OPC items, or some other source.
Once the function blocks are defined, the Type Editor tool, provided with the PCS 7/OPEN OS product, is used to create the various function block templates used in the application. Based on the block templates, create an instance of each block template using the Instance Editor tool provided with the PCS 7/OPEN OS product. Exporting these single instances to Microsoft Excel enables the bulk creation of the instances of each template in the application. The instances created in Excel can then be imported into the Instance Editor.
Concurrently, symbols (block icons) and faceplates can be created for any function blocks that are new to SIMATIC PCS 7 OS. Symbols and Faceplates are created using the standard SIMATIC PCS 7 Graphics Designer tool.
The content of the Instance Editor is imported into the DBA tool, provided with the PCS 7/OPEN OS product. Using DBA, the plant hierarchy is created and compiled to the SIMATIC PCS 7 OS. Once imported into SIMATIC PCS 7 OS, the subsequent steps are identical to that of a standard SIMATIC PCS 7 project.

PCS 7 OPEN/OS Workflow

2 Ordering Information

2.1 Ordering Data for New Installations
 

Description Article No.
SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS Engineering Component Option V8.1
To expand a SIMATIC PCS 7 Engineering Station V8.1 (unlimited POs) for SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS V8.1;
software package without SIMATIC PCS 7 Engineering Software V8.1
Engineering Software, software class A, 1 language (English), runs on Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64-bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64-bit); floating license for 1 user
Delivery form package (without SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package): Software and documentation on CD, license key USB stick, certificate of license
6EQ2001-1XX18-3BA5
SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS Runtime Component Option V8.1
To expand a SIMATIC PCS 7 OS V8.1 (server/single station) for SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS V8.1;
software package without SIMATIC PCS 7 OS Software V8.1
Runtime Software, software class A, 1 language (English), runs on Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64-bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64-bit); single license for 1 installation
Delivery form package (without SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package): Software and documentation on CD, license key USB stick, certificate of license
6EQ2001-2XX18-3BA0

2.2 Ordering Data for an existing Installation

The following products will upgrade PCS 7/OPEN OS V8.0 to PCS 7/OPEN OS V8.1.
 

Description Article No.
SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS Upgrade Package Engineering V8.0 to V8.1
SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS software upgrade package without SIMATIC PCS 7 Engineering Software V8.1
Engineering Software, software class A, 1 language (English), runs on Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64-bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64-bit); floating license for 1 user
Delivery form package (without SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package): Software and documentation on CD, license key USB stick, certificate of license
6EQ2001-1XX18-3BE5
SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS Upgrade Package Runtime V8.0 to V8.1
SIMATIC PCS 7/OPEN OS upgrade package without SIMATIC PCS 7 OS Software V8.1
Runtime Software, software class A, 1 language (English), runs on Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32/64-bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64-bit); single license for 1 installation
Delivery form package (without SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package): Software and documentation on CD, license key USB stick, certificate of license
6EQ2001-2XX18-3BE0

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