Additional features to keep control over distributed systems
Enrich the free possibilities of the Device Management Service with the Basic Add-on. The first add-on for the Device Management Service offers the possibility to create groups of individual devices, a notification system for the health status of your devices and an application update (currently PLCnext hardware) remotely. But also the firmware update is improved in this add-on and adapted to the needs of our users – now automatic firmware updates can be enabled for certain devices, so you never have to worry about the current firmware and the associated security features again.
Are you facing these challenges?
Your advantages at a glance
Always keep your firmware up to date – even without manual effort!
Never worry again if the firmware on the device is up to date – because with the DMS Basic Add-on you can set up for certain devices that the firmware updates automatically at a certain point in time.
Use device groups to create more transparency in your company.
Use the device groups in the DMS Basic add-on to create a better overview for different device groups. For example, group all devices in a production hall or all solar panels in a solar park so that you can quickly and easily see which device has which health status. With the additional option of storing your own plan (as an image) in a device group and freely distributing the devices on it, you create easily accessible knowledge from which you, your company or your partners can benefit.
Get notified directly when changes occur – even outside Proficloud.io
Enrich the free capabilities of the Device Management Service with the Basic Add-on. The health status of the devices is displayed “out of the box” in the Device Management Service, which was already a big leap forward in terms of transparency – now you can additionally set up alerts and send device status changes via email to different recipients. Create transparency beyond the boundaries of Proficloud.io and benefit from the new features offered by the DMS Basic add-on.
Application Updates remotely.
What has already been working for some time in the Device Management Service is taken further in the DMS Basic Add-on – in addition to the firmware update from a distance, there is now also the possibility for PLCnext devices to install an application update from a distance. Save yourself the on-site inspection of systems just to install new applications on the devices and plan and execute these processes comfortably and securely from your desk.
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Group your devices into device groups e.g. in a company building and create more transparency than ever before.
Group individual devices in the Device Management Service to increase the value of the Device Management Service for you. You can add additional information to each group such as tags, locations and a description. A core element of the groups is the possibility to add a picture on which you can freely place the devices of the group. The health state of the group changes based on the critical health states of your individual devices.
Remotely upload application updates to your PLCnext devices easily and effectively.
Create your application and upload it to identical PLCnext targets via Proficloud.io with the Application Update of the DMS Basic add-on. The update follows the same principles as the firmware update, so that only authorized employees can perform application updates and in case of an error the previous application is restored.
Receive email notifications when a device’s health status changes – customized to you and your scenarios.
Use the alerting feature of the DMS Basic add-on to send information about a device status change to colleagues, employees or partners outside the company. Create multiple rules for individual devices that are triggered immediately when a status change occurs. The triggering state as well as the recipient can be set in a rule.
Never worry about outdated firmware again with the new automatic firmware update feature.
In the DMS Basic add-on, you can set up automatic firmware updates for individual devices. For security reasons, these firmware updates are only started when the device is in a stop state. In this way, the firmware of your devices always remains up to date, even without manual intervention.
Getting started with the DMS Basic Add-on
We guide you through this Smart Service with two types of “Interactive Start Guides”.
We offer Overview Guides, where we explain the elements in the user interface and give you a preview of what functionalities you can expect and where.
The second type of user guides we offer are learning-by-doing guides. They are interactive and highlight in the process where you need to click next to achieve a specific goal.
In addition to the guides, you can always access all the important FAQs within the Smart Services on the right side of the browser via the active Smart Services. Here you can also access all guides. Further knowledge about Smart Services is also available in the e-learning section on Proficloud.io – so we cater for all the main types of learning: reading, viewing and participating.
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