The new SIMATIC S7-1200 firmware V4.4 extends the communication functions of the SIMATIC S7-1200, enhancing cross-platform data transfer with other controllers and higher-level or cloud-based systems such as ERP, SCADA and MindSphere. The applications are numerous, ranging from industrial use to agriculture and infrastructure projects.
· OPC UA Data Access as a server enables standardized horizontal and vertical communication as well as compliance with industry-specific standards. The Siemens OPC UA Modelling Editor (SiOME) enables easy adaptation to industry-specific Companion Specifications.
· Cloud connectivity enables data storage and analysis, e.g. in the Siemens MindSphere, thus supporting plant process efficiency and predictive maintenance.
· Secure e-mail transmission – optionally with attachment – enables the transfer of even sensitive machine data.
The SIMATIC S7-1200‘s extensive extended communication options thus support the use of different field devices, data exchange with other controllers as well as forwarding to any management system