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Entry type: Product note, Entry ID: 38612975, Entry date: 05/06/2010
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Delivery Release: Service Pack 2 for SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008

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Effective immediately, the Service Pack 2 for SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 is released for delivery (incl. Micro, ASIA, CHINA).

The Service Pack 2 can be downloaded free of charge from the Internet (see entry ID: 38612895). Within the Software Update Service, the delivery takes place automatically. Beginning with calender week 20, WinCC flexible 2008 will be delivered inclusive Service Pack 2.    

With the Service Pack 2 for WinCC flexible 2008, some functional expansions in the engineering as well as the runtime were incorporated. Besides new communication driver and extended number of configurable tags for the Basic Panels, there are also performance improvements for Sm@rtService / Sm@rtAccess and performance improvements when projecting extensive screens. Furthermore, the installation on Windows 7 (32Bit) will be supported beginning with WinCC flexible 2008 SP2.   

The Service Pack 2 must be installed on the Engineering System as well as on the Runtime Systems. The Operating System of the HMI devices also has to be upgraded by an operating system update (image update).


Contents:

1. Object of the Delivery Release

2. New Functionality

3. Product Information

    3.1. Compatibility with other SIMATIC Products

    3.2. Special Notes

    3.3. New / revised Products

4. Ordering Data

5. Further Information

 

1. Object of the Delivery Release

With the delivery release of Service Pack 2, all WinCC flexible 2008 packages will be changed over to the Service Pack 2. Additional the Service Pack 2 can be downloaded free of charge from the Internet (entry ID: 38612895).

You will find information about the Service Pack 2 below.
Information about WinCC flexible 2008 are written under the following link (entry ID: 29735640)
Information about WinCC flexible 2008 SP1 are written under the following link (entry-ID: 34780187)  

2. New Functionality 

Widescreen for PC Runtime
  • 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1200

Enhancements for the Basic Panels

  • Retentive message buffer
  • Number of configurable Tags
    • KTP400 Basic: 250
    • KTP600 Basic: 500
    • KTP1000 Basic: 500
    • TP1500 Basic: 500
  • new communication driver
    • Modicon Modbus TCP/IP
    • Mitsubishi FX
    • Omron Hostlink/Multilink
  • new System functions
    • set Bit in Tag
    • reset Bit in Tag
    • invert Bit in Tag

Sm@rtService/Sm@rtAccess

  • reduced CPU-utilization due to Sm@rtServer
  • automatic scaling between server (PC Runtime) and client (PC Runtime or Panel)
  • improved usability in configuration dialogs

Support of new devices

  • For the following HMI devices, SD Cards in addition to Multi Media Cards can be used:
    • OP 77B
    • Mobile Panel 177B
    • OP/TP 177B
    • OP/TP 277
  • Simatic S5 AS511 communication for the following HMI devices
    • MP 377
    • MP 277
    • MP 177
    • OP/TP 177B
    • OP/TP 277
    • OP 77B
  • Maintenance-free UPS
    • SITOP UPS500S (uninterruptible 24 VDC UPS power supply with highly capacitive double-layer capacitors)

Support of the following Operating Systems

Engineering System

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home with SP3 (only WinCC flexible Micro)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit), Ultimate (32 Bit), Enterprise (32 Bit)

Runtime System

  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded with SP2 (only for enabled platforms e.g. Panel PC 477).
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit), Ultimate (32 Bit), Enterprise (32 Bit)

  The new functionality of WinCC flexible 2008, WinCC flexible 2008 SP1 and WinCC flexible 2008 SP2 is summarized in the following document:

3. Product Information

3.1. Compatibility with other SIMATIC Products

  • STEP 7 V5.4 SP3 (see entry ID: 27250709)
  • STEP 7 V5.4 SP4 (see entry ID: 29753195)
  • SIMATIC NET CD 2007 (see entry ID: 27011548)
  • SIMATIC Logon V1.4 SP1 (see entry ID: 26636275)
  • SIMOTION SCOUT V4.1 SP1 (see entry ID: 26366113)
  • Open Platform Program (see entry ID: 15247601)

new with WinCC flexible 2008 Service Pack 1:

  • STEP7 V5.4 SP5 (see entry ID: 36184684)
  • SIMATIC NET CD 2008 (see entry ID: 31675909)
  • SIMOTION SCOUT V4.1 SP2 (see entry ID: 32113692)
  • SIMATIC WinAC MP 2008  (see entry ID: 31929448)

new with WinCC flexible 2008 Service Pack 2:

  • STEP 7 V5.5 (see entry ID: 44370501)
  • SIMATIC NET CD 2008 SP2 (see entry ID: 40862824)
  • SIMATIC Logon V1.4 SP2 (see entry ID: 36474276)
  • SIMOTION SCOUT V4.1 SP4 (see entry ID: 37841397)
  • SIMOTION SCOUT V4.1 SP5 (see entry ID: 42469145)
  • SIMATIC S7 1200  (see entry ID: 38111886)

You will find some more released components under the following entry ID 31592453

3.2. Special Notes

  • WinCC flexible with Step7 Integration under Windows 7
    SIMATIC Step7 V5.4 is not released for the operating system Microsoft Windows 7. It therefore is not possible to use WinCC flexible and Step7 in the integrated mode under Windows 7. For this a separate release will be carried out at a later time
     
  • Operating System Update of HMI Panel by Routing
    If you are asked to carry out an operating system update for an Operator Panel at the project transfer by routing, the project transfer is aborted, because Operating System update by a routed transfer connection is not possible. In this case, execute the OS updateon the HMI device before the project transfer via ProSave. Repeat the project transfer afterwards.
     
  • Operating System Update of HMI Panel by PROFINET (S7-Ethernet)
    An operating system update by the transfer channel S7 Ethernet is not supported.
     

3.3. New / revised Products 

Configuration Sets, Introductory Packages, and Starter Packages

With the release of WinCC flexible 2008 Service Pack 2, the configuration sets, introductory packages, and starter packages will be changed over to the version WinCC flexible 2008 Service Pack 2. The order numbers remain unchanged.

Licensing 

The license keys from WinCC flexible 2008 can be used without any change for WinCC flexible 2008 SP1 and WinCC flexible 2008 SP2.

 

4. Ordering Data

The order numbers for WinCC flexible 2008 SP2 remain unchanged compared to WinCC flexible 2008.

 Ordering Data WinCC flexible 2008 SP2 ( 51 KB )

 

5. Further Information

SIMATIC WinCC flexible: www.siemens.com/wincc-flexible

SIMATIC HMI Operator Control & Monitoring Systems: http://www.siemens.com/simatic-hmi

Configuration Efficiency with SIMATIC WinCC flexible the interactive presentation:
     http://www.siemens.com/wincc-flexible-easy