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New Components for Controlling and Monitoring Plants via Remote Access

New modules and UMTS routers extend the range of solutions offered by the Siemens Division Industry Automation in the field of remote access.

The two new modules TIM 3V-IE DNP3 and TIM 4R-IE DNP3 enable controllers of the Simatic S7-300 and S7 400 series to be controlled and monitored over different communication networks, such as the mobile network. The modules support the open DNP3 protocol, for communication with the control center.

Extensive diagnostics functions are available to users, including logging the sent and received message frames. It is also possible to program S7 controllers that are connected to the modules remotely over an IP-based network, which reduces the number of costly on-site service visits.

The new UMTS routers Scalance M873 and M875 have been designed for remote access solutions in classical teleservice and telecontrol applications. Communications between the control center and the routers take place over the UMTS mobile network. They are also suitable for more complex applications, such as video transmissions. Scalance M875 also features a VPN function (Virtual Private Network) and a firewall. Due to the integrated security functions, Scalance M875 supports the protected connection of distributed automation cells to a control center over the mobile network. Scalance M875 can also be implemented in the context of Siemens Remote Services. This comprehensive service allows companies to commission Siemens with the monitoring, control and maintenance of distant plants and machines via remote access.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 204,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2010 total sales of approximately €34.9 billion.

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010.

Reference Number: IIA2011022616e

Peter Jefimiec | Siemens Industry
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