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Delivery Release WinCC V15.1

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Intuitive, efficient and future-proof - the engineering software for programming all HMI devices. SIMATIC WinCC V15.1 provides an integrated engineering system with outstanding usability for the current SIMATIC Panel and PC systems. SIMATIC WinCC V15.1 also includes the visualization software for HMI Runtime stations for single-user and multi-user solutions.

SIMATIC WinCC V15.1  is available for delivery effective immediately.

SIMATIC WinCC V15.1  is a direct replacement for the predecessor version  SIMATIC WinCC V15 as a stand-alone and full version. The standard delivery of  SIMATIC WinCC V15 ends with the availability of SIMATIC WinCC V15.1

Licensing V15.1

The license purchased for V15 is also valid for V15.1.

You can find the software for V15.1 free-of-charge under the following entry:  

Delivery takes place automatically within the scope of the WinCC Software Update Service.

To learn the latest on other TIA Portal products, refer to the following entries:


Functionality

Highlights

WinCC RT Professional:

  • OPC UA Server

    • Support for OPC UA server alarm and condition

    • WinCC alarms can be sent via the OPC UA server to a third-party application

       

  • ProDiag Control

    • Display of the entire call interface block

       

  • Functionality extensions

    • Setting the WebUX / WebNavigator user rights in Runtime.

    • Automatic logon for operator role

    • HMI compiler provides additional information for users (e.g. number of compiled HMI objects)

    • Software Controller and WinCC Professional RT on the same computer 109750290 

 

SIMATIC HMI Panels:

  • Persistent message buffer

    • New setting:
      "Persistent Message Buffer" available in the control panel of the panels and in the TIA Portal to extend the lifetime.

    • Persistent message buffer – activated

      The messages occurring in the project are always stored in the internal flash memory. The internal flash memory is overloaded with a great many alarms. When the panel is restarted, the message buffer is still filled with alarms.

       

    • Persistent message buffer – deactivated

      The messages in the project are not stored in the internal flash memory. The internal flash memory is not overloaded with a great many alarms. When the panel is restarted, the message buffer is empty, i.e. no message buffer alarms are available.

       

  • KTP Mobile

    • KTP mobile images V15.1 for the device versions KTP 400F/700(F)/900(F) Mobile  are now available.

    • Additional information on the use of the SmartServer functionality on KTP mobile devices is available with the link: 109758056 

  • HMI Option+ V2

    • QR code reader: Code is written directly into a variable

    • Communication via OPC UA: Converting from SOAP to OPC UA

    • Extension of the service file

    • SIMATIC Logon: Optimization of certificate handling

    • Windows CE Desktop: Hiding of individual desktop icons

    • CPU load: Display of the Panel CPU in HMI Runtime                                  


WinCC Runtime Software 

WinCC Runtime Advanced

SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced is the high-performance visualization software for simple, machine-level visualization tasks. It can be used as a single-station solution for all automation applications in factory automation, process automation, and building services automation.


WinCC Runtime Professional

SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional is a PC-based operator system for visualization and operation of processes, production sequences, machines, and plants from all industries - ranging from simple single-station systems to distributed multi-station systems and location-independent solutions with Web clients.
SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional is based on a next-generation development of WinCC Runtime V7.4 and provides access to WinCC archives via OPC HDA, OPC A&E / OPC XML Server and WinCC OLE-DB/OLE-DB. The basic package also includes an application interface (API) for Runtime to utilize the open programming interfaces.


Runtime options for WinCC

Options for scalable plant configurations

  • WinCC Server for WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For setup of high-performance client-server systems

  • WinCC Redundancy for Runtime Professional
    For setup of high-performance, redundant, client-server systems

  • WinCC Client for WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For setup of high-performance client-server systems ‚

  • WinCC WebNavigator for WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For operator control and monitoring of plants via the Internet, company intranet or LAN

  • WinCC Sm@rtServer for SIMATIC Basic Panels:
    For remote access to panel / single-station, options for Runtime extensions

  • WinCC Recipes for WinCC Runtime Advanced / WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For management of data records

  • WinCC Logging for WinCC Runtime Advanced / WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For logging tags and messages

  • WinCC Audit for WinCC Runtime Advanced as well as SIMATIC Panels:
    For recording operator actions in an audit trail and electronic signatures

  • SIMATIC Logon:
    Central management of plant-wide WinCC users. Options for IT and business integration – plant intelligence

  • WinCC DataMonitor for WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For displaying and analyzing current process statuses and historical data on office PCs using standard tools, options for customized system extensions

  • SIMATIC Information Server:
    Web-based integrated reporting from production to management, based on archived data

  • WinCC Process Historian:
    Central, scalable, long-term archive for the entire plant

  • WinCC WebUX:
    For operator control and monitoring of plants independent of platforms and browsers over the Internet, in-house intranet or LAN


System requirements for WinCC Engineering

WinCC Basic / Comfort / Advanced / Professional V15.1 are released for use with the following operating systems (64-bit only):


Operating system

WinCC Basic

WinCC Com. / Adv. / Prof.

 

32-bit

64-bit

32-bit

64-bit

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

-

YES

-

-

Windows 7 Professional SP1

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

-

YES

-

YES

Windows Embedded Std 7 SP1

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 8.1 Professional

 -

 -

 -

 -

Windows 8.1 Enterprise - - - -
     

Windows 10 Home Version 1709 / 1803  (OS Build 16299 / 17134)

-

YES

-

-

Windows 10 Pro Version 1709 / 1803  (OS Build 16299 / 17134)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1709 / 1803  (OS Build 16299 / 17134)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 10 Enterprise  LTSB 2016 (OS Build 14393)

-

YES

-

YES

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 StdE SP1  (full installation)

-

-

-

-

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 StdE (full installation)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows Server 2016 Standard (full installation)

-

YES

-

YES

  


 

Processor

RAM              

Graphics

Operating system

Recommended PC/PG hardware

min. Intel® Core™ i5-6440M 3.4 GHz or comparable

16 GB

(min. 4GB)

1920x1080

64-bit

 

 

System requirements for WinCC Runtime Advanced and Runtime Professional

WinCC Runtime Advanced V15.1 and WinCC Runtime Professional V15.1 are released for use with the following operating systems:


Operating system

RT Adv

RT Prof

 

32-bit

64-bit

32-bit

64-bit

Windows 7 Professional SP1

YES

YES

*

YES

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

YES

YES

*

YES

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

YES

YES

*

YES

Windows Embedded Std 7 SP1

YES

YES

*

YES

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 8.1 Professional

-

YES

-

-

Windows 8.1 Enterprise

-

YES

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 10 Pro Version 1709 / 1803  (OS Build 16299 / 17134)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1709 / 1803  (OS Build 16299 / 17134)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 10 Enterprise  LTSB 2016 (OS Build 14393)

-

YES

-

YES

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 StdE SP1  (full installation)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 StdE (full installation)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows Server 2016 Standard (full installation)

-

YES

-

YES

 

 

 

 

 

*) only for WinCC Client / WebNavigator Client / Data Monitor Client / WebUX Client



 

Processor

RAM       

Graphics         

Operating system

Recommended PC hardware WinCC Advanced (32-bit)

min. Intel®  Atom™ 1.3 GHz or comparable

min. 4 GB

1280 x 800

32-bit

Recommended PC hardware WinCC Advanced (64-bit)

At least Intel® Celeron™ 1.4 GHz or comparable

min. 4 GB

1280 x 800

64-bit

Recommended PC hardware WinCC Professional (32-bit)

min. Intel® DualCore™ i3 1.6 GHz or comparable

min. 4 GB

1366 x 768

32-bit

Recommended PC hardware WinCC Professional (64-bit)

min. Intel® DualCore™ i3 1.6 GHz or comparable

min. 8 GB

1366 x 768

64-bit


Compatibility with other SIMATIC products

You can find the compatibility statements for Automation and Drives in the Compatibility tool of the Industry Online Support. Entry ID 64847781

Short link to the Compatibility Tool
German: http://www.siemens.de/kompatool
English: http://www.siemens.com/kompatool 


Know-how and training for WinCC (TIA Portal)

  • TIA Portal - An overview of the most important documents and links – Visualization (Entry ID: 90939751)

  • Machine-level operator control and monitoring in Online Support (Entry ID: 93905586)

  • Compatibility Tool (Entry ID: 64847781)

  • SITRAIN course: SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) machine-level for Comfort Panels and WinCC Runtime Advanced (Entry ID: 109758624)

  • SITRAIN advanced course: SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) machine-level for Comfort Panels and WinCC Runtime Advanced (Entry ID: 109758626)

  • SITRAIN course: SIMATIC WinCC Professional, SCADA in the TIA Portal (Entry ID: 109758626)


Ordering data:  

The products with article numbers are listed in the attached file.

 Registrierung notwendig  WinCC_V15_1_article_numbers.xlsx (40.0 KB)

If you need data media of V15.0, these are included in the following article numbers of V15.1:

  Article number
SIMATIC WinCC Basic/Comfort/Advanced V15 / V15.1, Trial License6AV2102-0AA05-0AA7
SIMATIC WinCC Professional V15 / V15.1, Trial License6AV2103-0AA05-0AA7
SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced V15 / V15.16AV2104-0XX05-0DU8
SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional V15 / V15.16AV2105-0XX05-0DU8

 

Trial software download 

Here you can download a trial version of SIMATIC STEP 7 / WinCC V15.1 Engineering and test it for 21 days: 109761045


Readme file 

You can find additional information on WinCC V15.1 in the attached readme file.

  ReadMe_STEP7_WinCC_V15_1_enUS.pdf (512,8 KB)

  ReadMe_WinCC_RT_Adv_V15_1_enUS.pdf (131,3 KB)

  ReadMe_WinCC_RT_Prof_V15_1_enUS.pdf (192,1 KB)





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