WinCC

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WinCC
Developer(s)Siemens
Initial release1996
Stable release
V7.5 / Oktober 2018
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeSCADA
WebsiteSIMATIC WinCC

SIMATIC WinCC is a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and human-machine interface (HMI) system from Siemens. SCADA systems are used to monitor and control physical processes involved in industry and infrastructure on a large scale and over long distances. SIMATIC WinCC can be used in combination with Siemens controllers. WinCC is written for the Microsoft Windows operating system.[1][2] It uses Microsoft SQL Server for logging and comes with a VBScript and ANSI C application programming interface.[3]

In 2010, WinCC and PCS 7 were the first known SCADA systems to be specifically targeted by malware. The Stuxnet worm can spy on and even reprogram infected systems.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SCADA System SIMATIC WinCC - Operator control and monitoring systems - Siemens:". Siemens. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  2. ^ "HMI software: One-stop visualization software - Operator control and monitoring systems - Siemens:". Siemens. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  3. ^ "SIMATIC WinCC Process visualization with Plant Intelligence" (PDF). Siemens. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  4. ^ Gregg Keizer (16 September 2010). "Is Stuxnet the 'best' malware ever?". InfoWorld. Retrieved 18 September 2010.

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