The SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager enables the use of Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT). Efficient and central service concepts can be implemented with remote access to SIMATIC IPCs. For example, system or program errors can be corrected, or BIOS and program updates can be performed from a control room (without deployment in the field). Access is ensured even if the operating system no longer starts.
Centralized startup and shutdown of systems or installation of updates outside production time increases system availability and saves resources. Remote access is handled by a secure HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) connection.
PC information can be globally displayed via a web server integrated in the hardware, allowing for the initiation of emergency measures such as power OFF via the web.
Simple remote access to AMT clients
Without additional hardware
Via secure connections
Remote diagnostics and access without on-site presence
BIOS and program updates
Saving of electricity costs
Efficient use of production time
Central service without on-site works
Remote access via secure HTTPS or TLS connection, without additional hardware and independent of the operating system
Easy rectification of errors in terms of software, application or operating system
Rapid installation of BIOS and program updates with subsequent restart
Efficient energy and service management
Reduced power consumption and costs through targeted shutdown, e.g. after production stops or on weekends
Reduced downtimes and corresponding costs through startup and service works outside regular production periods
Access to systems, even if the operating system no longer starts or it is to be installed remotely, for example
Restarting the IPC does not close the remote connection; system information can also be monitored during the boot process
A user-friendly graphical menu bar facilitates rapid access to all functions.
Keyboard Video Mouse Redirection (KVM) The keyboard-video-mouse signal can be redirected to or from a PC of the IT department, allowing for the PC’s remote operation by an administrator without any additional hardware.
Remote Power Control Power and operating cost reductions can be realized through targeted switch-off and switch-on. The computer can be selectively shut down overnight or during weekends or switched on temporarily for an update. Also reset is supported.
Remote Reboot The computer can be rebooted from a hard disk, CD or network drive, which does away with time- and cost-intensive travel expenditures for service staff.
IDE Redirection To prevent time-consuming handling, for example an ISO file saved on a hard disk of the IT Management Console can be made available as CD-ROM drive.
SIMATIC IPC Remote Management
Keyboard Video Mouse Redirection (KVM)
This can be used to divert the keyboard video mouse signal of a remote computer to or from an IT computer via a remote connection so that an administrator can access and operate the computer without additional hardware.
Remote Power Control
This allows SIMATIC IPCs with Intel AMT functions to be switched off and on via remote access, e.g. for maintenance purposes. If the operating system of the AMT computer is no longer operable, you can thus still perform a reset or restart. With this function, even the electricity costs of a company can be reduced e.g. by specifically shutting down computers left running by employees at night or at the weekend
Disk Redirection (IDE-R)
The AMT client can read data from an ISO image existing on the admin computer and start programs, e.g. to carry out BIOS and software updates.
This can be used to reboot the PC by remote access from the hard disk, CD or a network drive, e.g. following a program update.
In addition, the Web server integrated in the AMT computer can be accessed using a Web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer). Here you can scan hardware and system information, and actions such as power on / off / reset can be performed.
Intel® AMT can only be used on SIMATIC IPCs with Core i5, Core i7 and Xeon processors. Other processors (e.g. Celeron, Pentium, Core i3 or Core2) are not supported.
When equipped with one of the CPUs listed, the following SIMATIC IPCs are then Intel® AMT-capable:
IPCs with Intel® AMT support
Field PG M4
Field PG M5
The SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager supports the following Windows operating systems on the management PC:
Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows Embedded Standard 7
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
Windows 10 Enterprise (32-bit/64-bit)
Operating instructions / restrictions:
The SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager is offered exclusively with English menus.
The SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager V1.3 can be ordered as a single product
A license is required for each PC with SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager installed
SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager V1.3, Single License Software on DVD