Version 8.2 of Simatic PCS 7 offers individual, networked plant monitoring. Web systems can be operated and observed via an intranet or Internet. Each operator/user can be configured for individual and secured online access to the operating and monitoring level of a production plant, enabling the implementation of benefits such as remote control room concepts. Production characteristics, trend or alarm functions can be viewed using smartphones or tablets. Simatic PDM (Process Device Manager) supports plant-wide access to field devices. Diagnosis, maintenance, parameterization, configuration and commissioning can be performed by mobile terminals with standard browsers as well as by any optional computer within a system.