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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 52310936, Entry date: 12/01/2014

SIMATIC IPC with Intel® AMT: Diagnostics and Remote Maintenance of SIMATIC Industrial PCs

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The increasing worldwide distribution of plants increases the demand for accessing automation components, e.g. SIMATIC industrial PCs (IPCs) in remote plants.

To be able to use the remote access effectively, it should also be possible for a SIMATIC IPC that is switched-off or no longer operating. A remote operator shall be able to use the same functions as an operator directly in front of the SIMATIC IPC. In the service case, this may avoid operation on site and save time and costs.

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SIMATIC IPC enables realizing remote access via the Intel® AMT technology. Independent of the state of the system, the user performing remote maintenance is thus provided with all the functions that an operator sitting directly in front of the IPC would also have.

The documentation contains all necessary configuration steps to configure a SIMATIC IPC for the use of Intel® Active Management Technology
  Documentation (1,7 MB)

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