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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109737963, Entry date: 06/06/2016

Sales release for SINEMA Remote Connect V1.2

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SINEMA Remote Connect V1.2 is hereby released for sale with immediate effect.

The management platform for remote networks, SINEMA Remote Connect (SINEMA RC), is a server application for secure establishment of connections between users, widely distributed plants and machines. SINEMA Remote Connect thus enables the establishment and management of tunnel connections (VPN).

In addition to IPsec, several new functions are supported with this sales release for SINEMA Remote Connect V1.2.

The delivery release will follow shortly.

1. Product description

SINEMA Remote Connect Virtual Appliance V1.2
The SINEMA RC Virtual Appliance product contains the SINEMA RC basic software package for establishing 4 VPN connections.
The SINEMA RC Client V1.0 SP2 software is also contained.

SINEMA Remote Connect Client V1.0 SP2
The SINEMA Remote Client is an OpenVPN client for optimal connection to SINEMA RC.

Supported hardware

  • Security LAN Router SCALANCE S615

  • Mobile wireless devices SCALANCE M874-x and M876-x

New functions:

SINEMA Remote Connect

  • IPsec and connection of SCALANCE S (S612, S623, S627 each as of firmware version V4.0.1)

  • Router-behind-gateway (optional overwriting of the gateway address in the SCALANCE router during auto-enrollment)

  • Improved monitoring of user events (time stamp, system of user, last login, etc.)

  • Extended password policy (password expiration, rejection of a password that has already been used)

  • Improved security functionality (SFTP, no default admin)

  • Connection and management of local LAN interfaces

  • Fixed IP (client IP address and VPN IP address of the device stored on the server, e.g. mandatory for RTU3030C, telecontrol requests)

  • ESXi V5.5 VMware enable – option to install on virtual system (refer to the manual for details)

  • SINEMA RC as "Managed Appliance" of DF CS PA

SINEMA Remote Connect Client

  • Look & Feel

  • Silent install (installation without operator prompting for bulk installer)

  • Autostart support

  • Comment function (operator prompt for a comment before closing the tunnel to the server – The forced comment is set with the user profile in the SINEMA RC server)

2. Ordering data

Product name


Order number

SINEMA Remote Connect Virtual Appliance V1.2

- Basic Software Package for 4 VPN connections

- SINEMA Remote Connect Client


SINEMA Remote Connect Upgrade 64

- Upgrade by 64
VPN connections


SINEMA Remote Connect Upgrade 256

- Upgrade by 256
VPN connections


SINEMA Remote Connect Upgrade 1024

- Upgrade by 1024
VPN connections


SINEMA Remote Connect Client V1.0 SP2

- OpenVPN client for connecting to
SINEMA Remote Connect



KEY-PLUG to unlock the connection to SINEMA RC via the auto configuration interface for SCALANCE S615, M874-x and M876-x


The MLFBs for the products remain unchanged. Licenses (with the associated license keys) for the basic versions are also valid for the service pack. Delivery is in the form of product packages.

Existing server installations can be updated via the update package provided for download:

The update package also contains the current SINEMA Remote Connect Client V1.0 SP2.

Third-party software - license conditions and copyright notes

You can find the copyright information for third-party software contained in this product, particularly open source software, as well as applicable license conditions of such third-party software in the ReadMe_OSS file.

Special note for resellers

The information and the license conditions in the Readme_OSS file must be passed on to the purchasing party to avoid license infringements by the reseller or purchasing party.

Registrierung notwendig Readme_OSS_SINEMA-RC_74.html (8.4 MB)

Registrierung notwendig Readme_OSS_SINEMA-RC-Client_74.pdf (218.3 KB)


Download unterliegt Exportcontrolle sinemarc_V1p2.zip (400.4 MB)

Note: Software is subject to export restrictions, download only for registered users

Installation of the client:

A SINEMA RC Client with a version < V1.0 SP2 cannot connect to a SINEMA RC Server >= V1.2. Update the SINEMA RC Client.

You can find the current version in the download package (see above).

The current Windows updates are a prerequisite for installing the SINEMA Remote Connect Client.

Check whether your operating system is up to date before installing the SINEMA RC Client.

The following security update is essential for installation of the client:

- KB3033929 - https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3033929

Updating the server:

The description of the system updates can be found in the operating manual for SINEMA Remote Connect: 109482121

Note: Existing VPN connections are closed and the SINEMA RC server is restarted for a system update.

Here the relevant excerpt (from page 41):

4.6.6 System update

If a new version is available for the SINEMA RC server, you will find

the update on the Internet pages of Siemens Industry Online Support


Under "Entry type", select "Download".

The update must be performed in the correct order:

● From V1.0 to V1.1

● From V1.1 to V1.2


● The user has been assigned the right "Edit system parameters".

● The latest version of SINEMA RC has been downloaded. The update file has the

*.tar.gz format.

● The user has access to the storage directory.

Open website

Select "System > Update" in the navigation.

Update system

This function allows you to update your existing system.

1. Click the "System update" tab.

2. Click on the "Select file" button.

3. Navigate to the storage directory and select the *.tar.gz file.

4. Confirm your selection with the "Open" button.

5. Click on the "Import" button.


The system is updated. Depending on the type of the update, individual functions or the

complete system is restarted.

To check the version after the restart, click on "System >

Overview" in the navigation and check the displayed software version.

Please refer to the PMD system for the export and customs-related information.

SINEMA Remote Connect Virtual Appliance / Upgrades:

  • AL = N

  • ECCN = 5D992

SINEMA Remote Connect Client / Key-Plug SINEMA RC:

  • AL = N

  • ECCN = 5D992

3. Contact

Contact for technical issues:
Customer Support, Contact form

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