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Internet system for local or remote monitoring of equipment also works on Ethernet

Mississauga, ON -- Sept. 28, 2001 -- Siemens will market in Canada an embedded web server for its Internet Control...


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September 28, 2001
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Mississauga, ON — Sept. 28, 2001 — Siemens will market in Canada an embedded web server for its Internet Control System (ICS) known as Procidia. The server is the first to be capable of automatically generating hypertext markup language (HTML) displays that are representative of the controller configuration. It consists of a communications card that can be added to an existing controller.

Automatic generation of displays reduces the engineering time and effort required to develop human/machine interface (HMI) displays for local or remote monitoring. It is also ideal for remote monitoring and control where full details of an application are needed and can thus be provided through the HTML display.

The web server can be used to automatically create standard faceplates for various loops, including controllers, sequencers, analogue displays, pushbuttons, and discrete inputs.

Applications for the server include in-plant remote monitoring over Ethernet, monitoring and control of distant processes via the Internet or using Internet technology with direct dial connections, and remote service and technical support.

The product will be marketed in Canada by the process automation sales unit of Siemens Canada.