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VisuNet RM Shell 4.0

Pepperl+Fuchs takes a giant leap forward by introducing next generation firmware RM Shell 4.0

With the new software RM Shell 4.0, Pepperl+Fuchs has enhanced its thin client based VisuNet Remote Monitors. Access and control of process control systems in explosion hazardous areas is greatly simplified by using standard Ethernet networking principles between the safe and explosion hazardous area. Thin client solutions open up a variety of new opportunities and introduce greater flexibility to the life sciences as well as the chemical and petrochemical industry.

Since RM Shell 4.0 supports common remote protocols like Microsoft RDP 8.0 and VNC, 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.

Maximum level of user-friendliness

High usability was a crucial factor when further developing the software, 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.

Take a video tour through our new firmware generation RM Shell 4.0, and see for yourself its simple operation and the outstanding features. 

The clearly arranged interface enables the user to intuitively use VisuNet RM Shell 4.0. Different user roles allow different permissions, so each user will see only relevant menus and information. This enhances both clarity and security.

With RM Shell 4.0, you can easily create harmonized connection profiles according to your specific requirements. Predefined user roles give tailored access to the system and its configurable functions.

RM Shell 4.0 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 4.0 is able to establish a predefined backup connection independently, ensuring an error-free information display.

VisuNet Control Center

In addition to the firmware RM Shell 4.1, Pepperl+Fuchs offers the innovative VisuNet Control Center. Due to its remote monitoring functions, the new software eases configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of VisuNet Remote Monitors in the field. Administrators do not have to walk back to the field to setup new profiles or support in case of failures, for instance. With the VisuNet Control Center, they are able to connect to every VisuNet Remote Monitor, so everything can be done from one central point. This does not only save time and costs, but also contributes to an increased plant availability.

Benefits at a glance

  • Thin client based HMI systems in explosion hazardous areas
  • User-friendly interface
  • Different user roles allow display of relevant menus and information
  • Increased process stability due to advanced functions for backup connectivity and security