- For the first time, new electrical installation devices combine protection and measurement functions in a single unit
- The latest energy monitoring software can now be fully integrated into the Desigo CC building management system
- New Sentron “powermind” app allows cloud-based energy data analysis
At this year’s Light+Building trade show, Siemens Smart Infrastructure will show the first energy management solution that holistically captures energy data in buildings. It collects data all the way to the final circuit without any additional wiring or space requirements. All electrical data – from the power feed-in to the socket outlet – can then be seamlessly integrated into building management systems and analyzed by cloud-based applications. This makes the electrical infrastructure an integral part of smart buildings that are connected via the Internet of Things (IoT). Operators and users gain maximum transparency over their energy flows and benefit from end-to-end digitalization.
- Young conductors competition sponsored
by Siemens Arts Program and Hallé Orchestra of Manchester (UK) to run until
- Shortlist includes ten outstanding
talents from nine countries
- Winner to receive two-year
engagement and cash prize of £15,000
- Conducting per avatar as digital component used for
Ten outstanding young conductors have been selected for the shortlist in
the Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition. A total of 287
musicians from 55 countries entered the competition, which is a collaboration
between the Siemens Arts Program and the Hallé Orchestra of Manchester (UK). The ten
shortlisted conductors, comprising three women and seven men, come from nine
different countries. An overview of the semifinalists is available at the end
of this press release.
Siemens is expanding its portfolio for ultra high frequency (UHF) identification systems to include two new SmartLabels. The passive and maintenance-free Simatic RF630L labels feature a reading range of up to five meters and are used primarily in warehouse and distribution logistics as well as for product identification. Thanks to the broadband design, the labels are suitable for worldwide use.
- DB Regio orders 18 three-part Mireo trainsets from Siemens Mobility
- Service in the Lausitz regional network
- Enhanced passenger comfort, barrier-free convenience and higher capacity
DB Regio has ordered 18 three-part Mireo trainsets from Siemens for service in the Lausitz regional network in the states of Brandenburg and Saxony. On December 17, 2019, DB Regio was awarded the contract for the Lausitz network by the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB) on behalf of the State of Brandenburg and the Zweckverband für den Nahverkehrsraum Leipzig (ZVNL).
At the Munich Security Conference 2018, Siemens and eight partners from industry signed the first joint charter for greater cybersecurity. Initiated by Siemens, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization. Since 2018, the Charter of Trust has grown to 16 members. In addition to Siemens and the Munich Security Conference, the signatories include AES, Airbus, Allianz, Atos, Cisco, Daimler, Dell Technologies, Deutsche Telekom, IBM, NXP, SGS, Total and TÜV Süd.
In addition, the German Federal Office for Information Security, the CCN National Cryptologic Center of Spain and the Graz University of Technology in Austria have joined the charter as associate members. On February 19, 2019, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) signed a letter of intent to join the Charter of Trust for cybersecurity in Tokyo, expanding the Charter’s reach into Asia. The company’s membership is expected to be finalized by the end of September 2019. MHI will be the first Asian company to join the global cybersecurity initiative.
- Cybersecurity by default: Next-generation
products are to be equipped with preconfigured security
- New partners: NTT, Infineon and Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering join
Charter of Trust
- Cybersecurity extended along the supply chain: Numerous suppliers meet baseline
requirements of the Charter of Trust companies
- Education campaign for Small and Medium enterprises and schools:
Charter of Trust partners provide cybersecurity materials
The Charter-of-Trust (CoT) partners have agreed to deliver
next-generation products with preset cybersecurity, following a clear “Security
by Default” philosophy. At present, there are no uniform regulations governing
this issue – many products leave the factory solely dependent on safety systems
that do not provide comprehensive protection. Users often have to adjust security
settings afterward. As a first step, the Charter partner companies have now
defined which security features should be present and activated by default in
next-generation products – ranging from strong authentication features to a
unique product identity and the requirement that passwords must be changed upon
first use. The CoT partners also believe that no undocumented functionalities or
possibilities for remote connection should be part of initial device setup – another
aspect that is not yet a general rule today. All these requirements are now
being rolled out step by step within the relevant portfolios of the Charter of
Trust member companies.
With the commissioning
of BorWin3, Siemens has handed over the fifth North Sea grid connection to its
customer TenneT. After completion of successful test runs, the German/Dutch
grid operator accepted the project. Siemens was responsible for the grid
connection system including an onshore converter station. The grid connections
HelWin1 and HelWin2, BorWin2, SylWin1, and BorWin3 – for which Siemens supplied
all the technology for direct current transmission – are thus now in commercial
operation and are transmitting power. Siemens was awarded the contract for BorWin3
in the spring of 2014. Being the fifth North Sea grid connection, it provides
power to over a million German households. In July 2017 Siemens won the order
for the grid connection DolWin6, which is scheduled to go into operation in
2023. A total of almost six million households will be supplied with
electricity generated from wind power via these six links.
The National Automotive
Test Tracks (Natrax), a test facility designed specifically for vehicles
manufactured in India and Asia, lies on the outskirts of the Indian town of
Indore. Automobiles and motorcycles are extensively tested here for, amongst
other things, their noise levels in order to develop noise reduction solutions.
test facility is equipped with Siemens Digital Industries Software hardware and
software solutions. They help engineers to complete tests to both national and
international standards and to thoroughly analyze the captured data. The
Siemens software solutions also allow the test procedures to be completed more
quickly as several tests can run in parallel which significantly increases the
efficiency of the test facility.
- Enhanced reliability and efficiency through easier energy monitoring without data cables
- Suitable for the transmission of more than double the electricity of comparable systems
- Modular design for flexible planning and cost-effective expansion
At this year’s Light+Building, Siemens Smart Infrastructure is introducing LData, a busbar trunking system specially designed for data centers wanting to improve their efficiency, availability and adaptability. The more internet traffic, mobile users as well as Internet of Things connections increase, the more data has to be processed. That is why high-performance data centers are emerging as the backbone of a digital society. These data centers must offer the highest degree of availability to protect critical data as well as business-critical applications and industrial processes. At the same time, they must be energy efficient as well as easy to plan, install and expand. The energy distribution system plays a major role in this regard.