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Entry type: Product note, Entry ID: 29501428, Entry date: 06/12/2008
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Delivery Release: SIMATIC WinCC V7.0

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Effective immediately, SIMATIC WinCC V7.0 is available for delivery. 

SIMATIC WinCC V7.0 - High-performance, scalable Visualization with high Operator Comfort 

With version 7.0, SIMATIC WinCC creates new possibilities for the process visualization.

WinCC offers complete operation and monitoring functionality under Windows XP and VISTA for all industries - from simple single-station systems up to distributed multi-station systems with redundant servers and cross-site web connections.

WinCC is the information hub for the enterprise-wide vertical integration. The WinCC basic software forms the core for a multitude of different applications. On the basis of the open programming interfaces, a large number of WinCC options (by Siemens I IA) and WinCC add-ons (by Siemens-internal and external partners) have already been developed. 

The new Features of Version 7.0 at a Glance

  • New Runtime user interface - WinCC goes VISTA

  • Expanded HMI basic functionality - new functionally expanded alarm, trend curve, and user archive controls

  • Centrally changeable objects - new type instance concept

  • Expanded web functionality

  • Executable as a service

  • Windows VISTA

  • ... and a lot more




Index

1. Delivery Release

2. Contents

3. Supported Operating Systems and Software Requirements

4. Hardware Requirements

5. Changes compared to WinCC V6.2

6. Upgrades

7. Ordering Data

1. Delivery Release

Besides the WinCC basic packages (incl. PowerPacks and Archive PowerPacks), the following WinCC options are released or are compatible with SIMATIC WinCC V7.0:

  • WinCC/Server V7.0

  • WinCC/Redundancy V7.0

  • WinCC/User Archives V7.0

  • WinCC/Web Navigator V7.0

  • WinCC/DataMonitor V7.0

  • WinCC/Connectivity Pack V7.0

  • WinCC/Connectivity Station V7.0

  • WinCC/Central Archive Server V7.0 (WinCC CAS)

  • WinCC/IndustrialX V7.0

Separate announcements will be made regarding the delivery start or compatibility test of the following WinCC options as well as the Asia versions for SIMATIC WinCC V7.0

  • WinCC/Audit V7.0

  • WinCC/IndustrialDataBridge V7.0

  • WinCC/ODK V7.0

  • WinCC/ProAgent

  • SIMATIC Maintenance Station

  • WinCC V7.0 SP1 ASIA & Options

  • WinCC/ProcessMonitor

  • WinCC/DowntimeMonitor

  • SIMATIC BATCH

2. Contents

Innovated Runtime User Interface

  • New graphical possibilities such as transparency, color gradients, shadows, and much more

  • Central administration and switching of graphical designs

  • Central administration and switching of color palettes 

  • New graphical objects such as combo boxes, list boxes, multi-line text fields, multimedia control, and much more

New, revised Runtime Controls

  • An unlimited number of alarms can be depicted in the alarm control 

  • User-oriented filter options in the alarm control 

  • Same expanded layout for alarm, trend curve, and user archive controls 

New, centrally changeable Graphics Objects / Faceplates 

  • New, easy to configure faceplates with central changeability option 

  • Cross-project usability and configurable in the Graphics Designer 

Additional Setup Options

  • Executable as a service and therefore suitable for use in existing IT server landscapes

  • Standard client without SQL Server installation reduces the installation work and the hardware requirements

  • Revised and simplified setup with option for one-click installation

Improved Support in multilingual Projects

  • New central editor for the import and export of all texts in WinCC

  • New filter mechanisms in the Text Library for the simplified administration of texts

New Functions for Web Navigator and DataMonitor

  • Web clients without the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer enable the locking of key combinations of the operating system

  • New user authorization "view only" for the Web Navigator client 

  • Expanded WebCenter for the DataMonitor (expanded user administration, depiction of plant screens in the web browser without client installation, ...) 

... and more

  • Fluid animations with new quick trigger 

  • Persistent internal tags 

  • .NET Container for the integration of .NET Controls

  • New channels: Ethernet IP (Allen-Bradley) and Modbus TCP/IP (Schneider)

  • SIMATIC Logon as part of the basic system 

  • ...

3. Supported Operating Systems and Software Requirements

  • WinCC Single-Station System and Client:
    • Microsoft Windows VISTA Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise

    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

    • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP2 and Windows 2003 Server R2 SP2

  • WinCC Server:

    • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP2 and Windows 2003 Server R2 SP2

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 (included in the WinCC product delivery)

4. Hardware Requirements

  Operating System
(Microsoft)
Minimum Recommended
WinCC Client Windows XP 800 MHz Pentium III
512 MB RAM
2 GHz Pentium 4
or comparable
1 GB RAM
Windows Vista 2.5 GHz Pentium 4
1 GB RAM
3 GHz Pentium 4
or Dual-Core CPU
2 GB RAM
CAS Windows Server 2003 2.5 GHz Pentium 4
1 GB RAM
3 GHz Pentium 4
or Dual-Core CPU
>2 GB RAM
Single-Station System,
Multi-Station System +
WinCC Web Server
Windows XP 2 GHz Pentium 4
1 GB RAM
2.5 GHz Pentium 4
or comparable
2 GB RAM
Windows Vista 3 GHz Pentium 4
2 GB RAM
3.4 GHz Pentium 4
or Dual-Core CPU
2 GB RAM
Windows Server 2003 2 GHz Pentium 4
1 GB RAM
3 GHz Pentium 4
or Dual-Core CPU
2 GB RAM
WinCC Client +
Web Navigator Server
(dedicated)
Windows XP 1 GHz Pentium III
1 GB RAM
2.5 GHz Pentium 4
or comparable
2 GB RAM
Windows Vista 3 GHz Pentium 4
2 GB RAM
3.4 GHz Pentium 4
or Dual-Core CPU
2 GB RAM
Windows Server 2003 1 GHz Pentium III
1 GB RAM
3 GHz Pentium 4
or Dual-Core CPU
2 GB RAM
Web Navigator Client,
DataMonitor Client
Windows XP 600 MHz Pentium III
256 MB RAM
1 GHz Pentium III
512 MB RAM
Windows Vista 2 GHz Pentium 4
1 GB RAM
3 GHz Pentium 4
or Dual-Core CPU
2 GB RAM
Windows Server 2003 600 MHz Pentium III
256 MB RAM
2 GHz Pentium 4
or comparable
1 GB RAM
Single-Station System,
Multi-Station System,
WinCC Client
+  DataMonitor Server
Windows XP 2.2 GHz Pentium 4
2 GB RAM
3.4 GHz Pentium 4
or comparable
2 GB RAM
Windows Vista 3 GHz Pentium 4
2 GB RAM
3.4 GHz Pentium 4
or Dual-Core CPU
>2 GB RAM
Windows Server 2003 2.2 GHz Pentium 4
2 GB RAM
3 GHz Pentium 4
or Dual-Core CPU
>2 GB RAM

5. Changes compared to WinCC V6.2

  • The SIMATIC S5 Ethernet TF channel is no longer included in WinCC V7.0. 
  • The option SIMATIC Logon is supplied with WinCC and does not require an additional license. 
  • The DXF and Volo viewer controls are no longer supplied with WinCC.  
  • The operating system Microsoft Windows 2000 is no longer supported. 
  • The WinCC Client Access License for the access to WinCC data via the open WinCC interfaces from an office PC, on which no WinCC basic system/option has been installed, is no longer necessary when using WinCC V7.0. 

6. Upgrades

If an existing WinCC system is to be upgraded, an upgrade is necessary. Depending on the previous version installed, two different upgrades are offered: from WinCC V6.0 to V7.0, as well as from V6.2 to V7.0.  

In the context of the WinCC Comprehensive Support, the delivery of the upgrade occurs automatically (starting calendar week 25).  

7. Ordering Data

 Ordering Data WinCC V7.0 ( 41 KB )

 

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