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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 45635235, Entry date: 10/22/2010

Where can you find more information about SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture (formerly PVSS)?

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The ETM software company taken over by Siemens in April 2007 develops the process visualization and control system known as SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture (formerly PVSS).
As part of the SIMATIC HMI family SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture addresses applications needing a high degree of customizing; large and/or complex applications as well as projects that require special system conditions and functions.

SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture demonstrates its performance in particular in globally networked and redundant high-end control systems.
Consistent, high-performance communication is guaranteed from field level to the control room, from machine to company headquarters. High availability in every situation, reliable information, rapid interaction and user-friendliness are ensured. Application changes can also be made without interrupting the process. This achieves a welcome balance of profitability, efficiency and security. SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture demonstrates its reliability in numerous business-critical applications.
SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture helps you turn ideas quickly and simply into applications. SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture is open for independent, in-house developments and thus enables own product branding.

Its particular system properties permit SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture to meet the highest of demands in traffic solutions, building automation and supply networks (power, water, oil, gas etc.).

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