- July 17, 2018
July 17, 2018 - Pepperl+Fuchs has updated its RM Shell firmware for VisuNet Remote Monitor HMI systems. The firmware, which is based on the latest generation of Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB, supports integration of a remote network architecture.
VisuNet RM Shell 5 now supports an Application Manager for installing third-party application software and offers additional security and Windows update features. The firmware comes preloaded on all Pepperl+Fuchs thin client-based products. For current users running Pepperl+Fuchs thin clients with RM Shell 4 or greater, an upgrade kit is available for migration to the RM Shell 5 firmware.
RM Shell 5 is embedded with security features, including a Microsoft Universal Write Filter, built-in firewall, USB lockdown, and an optional restricted web browser. The firmware comes standard with Windows Defender for virus protection, but also allows third-party antivirus software to be installed by customers. RM Shell 5 supports multiple password-protected user roles that limit critical system settings to authorized engineers or administrators.
VisuNet RM Shell 5 supports the latest protocol generations of Microsoft RDP 10, VNC, and NetC@P. With an auto-connect feature, backup connections, and connection-loss detection, RM Shell 5 can automatically connect to a host system after start-up or automatically reconnect to a host after detecting a signal loss.
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