License Management Utility (LMU)

The installation program installs the Siemens License Management Utility (LMU) on every management platform in a Desigo CC network. The LMU enables and manages licenses and holds the installed licenses for Desigo CC. The operating state of Desigo CC, the number of seats, the point count, and all functions are controlled through the LMU. Each Desigo CC management platform must be licensed locally. Licenses can be activated, repaired, returned and renewed through the LMU.

After you install the LMU, you must activate the Desigo CC licenses using the following licensing methods:

  • Online: Licensing carried out via the internet or intranet on the back office license server.
  • Certificate/Dongle (including remote dongle engineering): Licensing carried out via certificate files representing the license.
    • For Dongle-bound licenses, dongles and licenses can be obtained individually and subsequently tied to each other and loaded onto the PC.
    • Engineering licenses are always dongle-bound. Where a physical connection of the dongle to the PC is not possible, e.g., during a remote support session, the engineering license can still be used for a limited time.
  • Manual: Manually returning a license based on XML request/response files.

See Desigo CC Installation Manual (A6V10376166).

System Management Console (SMC)

The Desigo CC server hosts the System Management Console (SMC), a stand-alone tool which is installed on the main server only, and can only be launched locally. Once Desigo CC is installed successfully, the field engineers must first perform the typical system administration operations, such as configuring system users, projects, and history database in the SMC, before being able to launch a Desigo CC client.

Profiles, schemas and templates

Client profiles define the appearance and behavior of the system functions involved in event management, such as Summary Bar, Event List, Event Detail Bar, event filters, and event treatment. Every project template has a matching client profile, and every client profile has a matching event schema. To a ensure a consistent configuration, the project template, the client profile and the event schema must match.

Subsystem integration

Representative data points in Desigo CC can be created manually, imported through data exchange files, or uploaded through a selective auto-discovery mechanism depending on the type of system being connected. A unique, extensible object modeling approach allows Desigo CC to normalize information brought in through any interface, and to provide the same look, feel, and operation through a common set of applications, without concern for the source of the data.

Desigo CC lets you configure connected subsystems directly and perform typical automation station functions, such as scheduling and event generation, at the management platform for connected systems that do not support those functions directly.

Desigo CC supports the following subsystems:

  • Desigo building automation system
  • Desigo room automation system
  • Siclimat-X
  • Sinteso Fire Safety System
  • Sinteso Fire Safety System
  • Intrunet Intrusion System
  • Video through Milestone Video Management System
  • Mass Notification System (see MNS documentation)
  • Third-party Building Automation and Fire Safety systems based on BACnet/IP
  • Third-party subsystems through OPC
  • Third-party subsystems through Modbus/IP
  • Integration through SNMP
  • APOGEE Building Automation system
  • XNET FireFinder XLS and MXL fire safety systems
  • Desigo Fire Safety FS20 UL systems

Auto discovery

Auto discovery lets you discover and import devices, which are already on the network, into Desigo CC. You can set filters and detect your devices on the network, which then display in the System Browser. You would typically use this method for existing jobs, where field panels are already installed and online.

OPC server

OLE for Process Control (OPC) is a widely accepted industrial communication standard that enables the exchange of data between multi-vendor devices and control applications without any proprietary restrictions. OPC is a client-server technology and Desigo CC can acts as the server providing data to third party clients.

Web services

Using RESTful technology, Desigo CC provides alarm, object and time series data via web based services to supervision management platforms or other third-party external applications.

Language packs

The Desigo CC software is delivered in English and can be extended with additional languages. The following software language packs are supported:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (default)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

You can install 3 languages simultaneously. Every user can define his user interface language.

Project and HDB backup

Backing up Desigo CC requires saving independent parts on different servers or PCs. We recommend that you save the backups of your project data to a different machine from where they originally reside.

Two parts must be backed up:

  • The entire customer project data, including all libraries, configurations, object data (project backup).
  • The historic data collected in the history databases (HDB backup).

Backups can be done either manually or by applying a macro in combination with a management platform scheduler.

See Desigo CC System Management Console (A6V10415497).