Maximizing security.

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Increasing efficiency.

VisuNet RM Shell 5 for Thin Client Operator Stations

VisuNet RM Shell 5—Smart HMI Solutions for Industry 4.0

Remote monitoring

VisuNet RM Shell 5 with Control Center enables efficient management of VisuNet Remote Monitors: from configuration to maintenance to support – everything can be done from one central point.

Efficient profile management

Without leaving their central workstation, administrators can access VisuNet Remote Monitors and create new profiles. Once a profile is created, it can be quickly and easily transferred to any number of remote monitors.

Secure and reliable

A built-in firewall, USB lockdown, and password-protected user roles meet the highest security standards. Support for third-party antivirus programs such as McAfee Endpoint Security® is another new feature of RM Shell 5.


With Windows® system access, RM Shell 5 offers expanded administrator capabilities. Administrators can independently install required apps and manage user access rights. Additionally, advanced settings allow them to adapt the firmware based on application needs.

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.
Installed on thin client operator workstations, VisuNet RM Shell 5 communicates with the process control system or MES via standard Ethernet technology. This smart HMI system combines hardware and software for convenient monitoring and control of your processes and plants. It makes applications visible in hazardous areas while they run on hosts in a non-hazardous area. VisuNet RM Shell 5 is compaible with both modern virtualized and conventional workstation-based process control systems.
New operating system

RM Shell 5 is based on the Microsoft® operating system Windows® 10 IOT Enterprise and supports the latest remote protocols, such as RDP10, VNC and NetC@P. With the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), Windows makes security updates available on a long-term basis.

Home Screen of the VisuNet RM Shell 5

VisuNet RM Shell 5 features a simple, intuitive user interface. All local remote protocols are displayed on the home screen.

Innovative VisuNet Control Center Software

VisuNet Control Center software is a highlight of RM Shell 5. It enables efficient, centralized management of VisuNet Remote Monitors.

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 4, 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.

Secure, Reliable, Flexible

Built-in security mechanisms

RM Shell 5 provides the highest security standards. A built-in firewall and USB lockdown reduce the risk of malware and virus infiltration. A Unified Write Filter protects the drive against malicious programs. RM Shell 5 now also allows installation of antivirus programs, such as McAfee Endpoint Security, for additional malware protection. Password-protected user roles (Operator, Engineer, Administrator) control access rights.


Reliable connection

Advanced functions in VisuNet RM Shell 5 ensure a reliable connection to the host at all times. For instance, you can configure your VisuNet remote monitor to automatically establish a connection to the process control system after startup. If the host fails, RM Shell 5 can establish a predefined backup connection independently, ensuring error-free information display.

More Flexibility

Expanded administrator capabilities offer RM Shell 5 users even more flexibility. Administrators can install all required apps, including antivirus software and drivers for accessories. The administrator determines which users are allowed to access each app. By adjusting advanced settings in the Windows® Control Panel, administrators can adapt the firmware to fit the requirements of their application.


Highlights of VisuNet RM Shell 5

Based on Microsoft® Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC
Convenient remote monitoring via the VisuNet Control Center for more efficiency
Built-in security mechanisms for risk reduction
Control of system access by using password-protected user roles
Expanded administrator capabilities allow adaptation to individual requirements

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