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New option for SIMATIC IPC627D/IPC827D/677D: Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB 64-bit MUI

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The LTSB product version of Windows 10 Enterprise is especially suitable for use in industrial applications and will replace Windows 7 in the long term.

Highlights

  • Pre-installed and ready to use
  • MUI (Multilanguage User Interface) functionality - language support for en, de, fr, it and es
  • All Windows functions are now released even without Windows activation
  • Multitouch support
  • Long-term availability

Microsoft guarantees long-term support for this Windows 10 Edition - over a period of 10 years, i.e. until 2026. In this way, it supports the SIMATIC IPC property to remain available for industrial customers long-term and without change.

In contrast to other Windows 10 editions ("Home", "Professional"), there are no functional updates for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB but only the most important security updates. Thus, the operating system remains functionally stable over a long period of time.

Benefits provided by Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB:

  • Current Windows mechanisms against security gaps and bugs
  • No functional updates, which means no compatibility difficulties resulting from operating system adjustments
  • Highly stable system

Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB offers the "Unified Write Filter" (UWF) functionality. This functionality was previously reserved exclusively for the "Windows Embedded" operating systems with the "Enhanced Write Filter" (EWF) or "File Based Write Filter" (FBWF) function.

When enabled, the UWF offers additional protection against manipulation of system data on
the SSD/HDD system drive because it reroutes all system data to be written to the work memory, where it is stored virtually. The virtual data is discarded after each reboot, and the operating system starts with its original data from an untouched system drive; it therefore prevents work from continuing with unwanted system manipulations.

Current UEFI versions contain Secure Boot, which limits the booting process to previously signed boot loaders, thus preventing malware from being activated during startup.

The price positioning for Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB, 64-bit, MUI is based on the performance class of the processors in use. The new operating system can be ordered with the configurator.

6AG4131-2....-.x.. SIMATIC IPC627D (Box PC)                                                                       
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                        E   Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB, for Celeron and i3 processors;        
                        F   Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB, for Xeon processor;                           


6AG4132-2....-.x.. SIMATIC IPC827D (Box PC)
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                        E   Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB, for Celeron and i3 processors;        
                        F   Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB, for Xeon processor;                           
  

6AV7260-.....-.x.. SIMATIC IPC677D (Panel PC)
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                       E   Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB, for Celeron and i3 processors;         
                       F   Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB, for Xeon processor;                            


Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit
https://www.siemens.com/cybersecurity#Ouraspiration.