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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 66911920, Entry date: 01/10/2013

Multimedia-based Demonstration System "PC-based Getting Started IPC227D"

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Embedded Bundles - an easy, cost-effective entry into the world of PC-based automation

Our embedded bundles for PC-based Automation are based on the robust and fanless embedded industrial PCs Nanobox PC SIMATIC IPC227D and Microbox PC SIMATIC IPC427C or Panel PC SIMATIC IPC277D and SIMATIC HMI IPC477C and the SIMATIC S7-mEC embedded controller.

They come ready-to-run, preinstalled and preconfigured with the SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) software controller and/or a variant of the SIMATIC WinCC (SCADA, flexible, Advanced) visualization software. Software packages that include SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F), SIMATIC WinCC (SCADA, flexible, Advanced, Professional) are available for all SIMATIC IPCs.

The multimedia-based demonstration system - using the example of the IPC227D - presents you in 14 chapters all user-relevant working steps from ordering through the setup procedure to the operation of the system.

It consists of the following sequences:


  • Order Process
    Configuring and ordering an embedded bundle in the Siemens Industry Mall


  • Initial Configuration
    Setup and initial configuration of an embedded bundle
  • Licensing
    License transfer to the embedded bundle
  • The Autostart Behavior
    Adapting the startup behaviour of WinAC
  • Data Management
    Defining retentive data areas Operation


  • Hardware Configuration
    Using the basic project in TIA Portal
  • Programming
    Programming of a PC-based controller just like a modular controller
  • OPC Server
    Configuring the OPC server in the basic project
  • Loading into the Device
    Loading of the basic project into the device


  • Remote Desktop Connection
    Remote access of the embedded bundle
  • WinAC User Interface
    Getting to know the control and diagnostic components of WinAC
  • Enhanced Write Filter
    Protecting against unwanted write access and assuring system robustness
  • Data Backup
    Backup of the embedded bundle settings and user data
  • Data Recovery
    Restoring of embedded bundle settings and user data

Calling the Multimedia Presentation System/Video
You have several options for viewing the multimedia presentation system:

Multimedia Presentation System Ideal for Download/Link
Download of the complete multimedia presentation system to your PC (for optimum viewing). Windows PC 1)

IPC227D_Getting_Started_en.zip ( 541256 KB )

All sequences of the demonstration system you also can get on YouTube (Siemens Channel). Mobile devices

1) Download the files into a directory of your choice (the path must not contain special characters) and unpack the demonstration system (ZIP archive). The animation will start as soon as you double-click on the "exe" file you unpacked from the archive.

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