EC: SIMATIC PCS 7 Version 8
Simatic PCS 7 Version 8 integrates functional variety, flexibility, and performance within Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), a complete range of products, systems, and solutions for all levels of industrial automation. The key, new features of version 8 are integrated engineering, Profinet, and an advanced process historian. Integrated engineering allows you to exchange data between planning and engineering tools like Comos with Simatic PCS 7, which lowers the entire plant design and implementation process costs. The emerging Profinet technology is supported in version 8 enables more data throughput, longer distances, easy configuration, and flexible network topologies. With the new process historian and data visualization tool, you get clear access to real-time and archived data, which can help optimize processes and operating equipment.