Maximizing security.

Creating transparency.

Increasing efficiency.

VisuNet RM Shell 5 for Thin Client Operator Stations

VisuNet RM Shell 5—Smart HMI Solutions for Industry 4.0

Supports all common remote protocols

RM Shell 5 supports all common remote protocols, such as Microsoft® RDP 8.1, RealVNC, Citrix ICA, NetC@P, and Emerson DRDC. Thus, VisuNet Remote Monitors equipped with RM Shell are adaptable with both modern virtualized and conventional workstation-based process control systems.

Simplified user interface

VisuNet RM Shell 5 provides a straightforward, modern user interface that simplifies the initial configuration of a remote monitor. The standardized design enhances clarity, and the touch screen function additionally eases handling. 

Secure and reliable

RM Shell 5 provides the highest security standards. The configuration of predefined user roles streamlines system access, enhancing security. Advanced functions, such as a predefined backup connection, additionally increase connectivity and process stability.

Innovative Control Center

The new VisuNet Control Center allows administrators to remotely connect to any VisuNet Remote Monitor regardless of location. Thus, a walk back to the plant is unnecessary—setup, configuration, and monitoring can be done from one central point.

Meeting future demands

With the introduction of VisuNet RM Shell 5, Pepperl+Fuchs presents the next generation firmware for VisuNet Remote Monitors that meets the demands of tomorrow in every detail. Using standard Ethernet technology, the smart HMI system communicates with the process control system or the MES, enabling the process plant to be controlled and monitored conveniently.
Reliable connection

Since RM Shell 5 supports all common remote protocols, such as Microsoft® RDP 8.1 and RealVNC, VisuNet Remote Monitors are adaptable with both modern virtualized and conventional workstation-based process control systems. Safety standards such as an integrated firewall and password-protected user roles ensure a safe and reliable connection.

Simple integration into Industry 4.0 networks

Used in combination with VisuNet RM Shell 5 and the innovative Control Center, VisuNet Remote Monitors make it possible to harness the benefits of Industry 4.0 via Ethernet and allows both vertical and horizontal access to information from the process plant. This makes communication possible within the production process, while also enabling direct access right down to the sensor, across all hierarchical levels.

Maximum level of user-friendliness

High usability was a crucial factor when further developing RM Shell, so the user interface is clearly arranged. The standardized design of the user interface for all remote protocols ensures a consistent „look-and-feel“. Additionally, a touch screen function eases handling.


The clearly arranged interface enables the user to intuitively use VisuNet RM Shell 5. Different user roles allow different permissions, so each user will see only relevant menus and information. This enhances both clarity and security.

Advanced Functions

RM Shell 5 provides you with advanced functions to simplify operation. You can configure the Remote Monitor to automatically establish a connection to the process control system after system startup. In the event of a host failure, RM Shell 5 is able to establish a predefined backup connection independently, ensuring an error-free information display.

Easy Configuration

RM Shell 5 makes the integration of an Remote Monitor into the process control system environment simple. It completely replaces the Windows® desktop and only shows the important system setup settings that are relevant for the first-time configuration of an Remote Monitor. You can easily create connection profiles according to your specific requirements.

Marc Seißler, Product Portfolio Manager for HMI Products, shows step by step how to configure a VisuNet Remote Monitor using the VisuNet Control Center.

Innovative VisuNet Control Center Software

In addition to the firmware RM Shell 5, Pepperl+Fuchs now offers an innovative software for thin client and remote monitor management: the VisuNet Control Center. The new centralized management functions facilitate configuration, maintenance, and monitoring. Administrators are no longer burdened by in-the-field setup in hazardous area or clean rooms.

Simplified profile management 

Creating new profiles is simplified within the straight-forward and modern management interface. The administrator can connect to a VisuNet Remote Monitor to create a new profile without leaving the central workstation. The created profile can then be conveniently transferred to any number of monitors.

Efficient user support

In case of failures, the session shadowing function allows administrators to connect to faulty Remote Monitors and support the user from their workstation. This central point of administration not only saves time and costs, but also contributes to an increased plant availability. 

Control Center to go

ecom's windows-based mobile devices make the Control Center mobile available. With the Pad-Ex® 01 series tablets, which are suitable for explosion-hazardous areas, administrators are able to connect to remote monitors and support users in the field from anywhere. This provides greater flexibility and increases process efficiency during operation and service.

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