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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109764829, Entry date: 03/04/2019
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  Download and sales/delivery release for SINEMA Remote Connect V2.0 HF1

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V2.0 HF1 of SINEMA Remote Connect is hereby released effective immediately. The upgrade for server and client to V2.0 is free of charge, please refer to the installation instructions.

The following are available for download:

  • Installation files for SINEMA Remote Connect Server V2.0
  • Installation files for SINEMA Remote Connect Client V2.0 Hotfix 1
  • Optional: VMware Tools for installation via update routine
  • Optional: OSS packages used

The management platform for remote networks, SINEMA Remote Connect (SINEMA RC), is a server application for establishing secure connections between users, widely distributed systems and machines. SINEMA Remote Connect thus permits the setup and administration of tunnel connections (VPN).

This release of SINEMA Remote Connect includes dedicated device access (DDA) functionality as well as adjustments to some graphical user interfaces. It also includes further usability improvements and minor bug fixes.

Version 2.0 contains security-related improvements that increase the stability of the product. For maximum interoperability, we always recommend upgrading both the SINEMA Remote Connect Server and the SINEMA Remote Connect Client to the latest version.

Version V2.0 of the product DVD (SINEMA Remote Connect Virtual Appliance/SINEMA RC Client) will be available shortly for delivery.


1. Product description

SINEMA Remote Connect Virtual Appliance V2.0
The SINEMA RC Virtual Appliance product contains the SINEMA RC basic software package for establishing 4 VPN connections.
It also contains the SINEMA RC Client V2.0 software.

SINEMA Remote Connect Client V2.0 HF1
The SINEMA Remote Client is an OpenVPN client for optimal connection to SINEMA Remote Connect.

For connecting hardware supported via VPN (see the manual for details):

  • Industrial Security Appliances: SCALANCE S-600 and SC-600

  • SCALANCE M804PB, M826, M816, M876, M874

  • RUGGEDCOM RM1224

  • SIMATIC RTU303xC, RTU3010C

  • SIMATIC CP 1243-1, CP 1243-8 IRC, CP 1543SP-1, CP 1542SP-1 IRC, CP 1243-7 LTE

  • SIMATIC CP1543-1

New functions:

SINEMA Remote Connect Server

  • Dedicated device access (DDA), user-specific access rights can be stored in the subnet for dedicated terminal devices

  • Functionality template for network configuration of the device

  • Simplified interface when creating and editing devices

  • Optimization of the user interface in terms of overview and convenience (user-specific column view and column arrangement, display of all devices on one page)

  • Security fixes and improvements (update of the open-source components)

  • Security adaptations and improved stability

  • Due to the above-mentioned improvements, updating existing installations is urgently recommended

     

SINEMA Remote Connect Client

  • Dedicated device access (DDA), new columns have been added for clear presentation of the new functionality

  • Optimization of the entire user interface in terms of overview and convenience (column view and column arrangement can be customized)

  • Explicit selection of actively available VPN connections is possible

  • More user-friendly, more intuitive integration of the NAT option in a new column

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard (desktop view) support

  • Security adaptations and improvements

  • Security adaptations and improved stability

  • Due to the above-mentioned improvements, updating existing installations is urgently recommended



2. Ordering data

Product name

Functions

Order number

SINEMA Remote Connect Virtual Appliance V2.0

  •  Basic software package for 4  VPN connections
  •  SINEMA Remote Connect Client

6GK1720-1AH01-0BV0

SINEMA Remote Connect Upgrade 64

  •   Upgrade by 64 VPN connections

6GK1722-1JH01-0BV0

SINEMA Remote Connect Upgrade 256

  •   Upgrade by 256 VPN connections

6GK1722-1MH01-0BV0

SINEMA Remote Connect Upgrade 1024

  •   Upgrade by 1024 VPN connections

6GK1722-1QH01-0BV0

SINEMA Remote Connect Client V2.0

  •  OpenVPN client for connection to SINEMA Remote Connect

6GK1721-1XG01-0AA0

The order numbers for the products remain unchanged.

Licenses (with the associated license keys) of V1.X are also valid for V2.0. Delivery is in the form of product packages.

Existing server installations can be updated via the tar.gz file provided for download.

 

Third-party software – license conditions and copyright information

You can find the copyright information for the 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.

Client:

  ReadMe_OSS_SINEMA-RC-Client_86.pdf (1.8 MB)

Server:

  ReadMe_OSS_SINEMA-RC-Server_86.pdf (2.7 MB)

Open VM tools:


  ReadMe_OSS_SINEMA-RC-open-vm-tools_86.pdf (809.5 KB)



Files for downloading

Server download V2.0 (ZIP file)

 Registrierung notwendig  SINEMARC_V2.0.0.0-01.01.00.21.zip (214.2 MB) 

Hash key (SHA256) for "SINEMARC_SINEMARC_V2.0.0.0-01.01.00.21.zip"
915E0399CF9386774C76287A8B265238E2B55F7E274263CFB447EEC657CE858F

 

Client download V2.0.0.1 (HF1) (ZIP file)

 Registrierung notwendig  SINEMA_RC_Client_V2_0_0_1.exe (273,5 MB) 

Hash key (SHA256) for "SINEMA_RC_Client_V2_0_0_1.exe"
57DEF87F04E0751BBEFFE8C947190F094EB8FD841C3887A510D3D5841F70BB63

 

Optional:

Download VMware Tools V1.3.1 (ZIP file, also compatible with V2.0)

 Registrierung notwendig  SRC_VmwareToolsPackages_1_3_1.zip (1.9 MB) 

Hash key (SHA256) for "SRC_VmwareToolsPackages_1_3_1_0.tar.gz"
2D7051AB90119F513AA225AC04A28E80406116FEF2AE7E314A0BE07DE3E23A36

 

OSS package download (ZIP file)

 Registrierung notwendig  oss_packages.zip (2.2 GB) 

Hash key (SHA256) for "oss_packages.zip"
B9DFECD100233FD3A1584C43F943C6DC3CC8AFAAFA932BDB5775822C59828083


Updating the server:

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

Important information:

  • It is only possible to update to version 2.0 from V1.3 and V1.3.1; please note the corresponding information in the manual.
  • Version 2.0 is loaded via the server's WBM. Please ensure that your system (including documentation of all network settings) has been backed up and follow the instructions in the manual.
  • Existing VPN connections are terminated and the SINEMA RC server is restarted during a system update.
    The connections are re-established after the restart.

 

Installation of the client:

A SINEMA RC Client with a version < V2.0 cannot be connected to a SINEMA RC Server >= V2.0. Update the SINEMA RC Client. Otherwise, the device list remains empty.

And vice versa, a warning message is output when a SINEMA RC Client V2.0  connects to a SINEMA RC Server < V2.0.

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.

 

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



3. Contact

Contact for technical issues:
Customer Support,
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