Posted on January 16, 2016 in Other news ACC Release 4.13 The new ACC version 4.13 with many new features has been available since January 11, 2016:WinCC agent The excellent integration in WinCC is further improved with the new version of the WinCC agent. With the new ACC Control for WinCC, you can configure messages for the ACC directly in the WinCC Graphics Runtime: Your employees now have the option of immediately assigning messages from WinCC / PCS7 to the alarm groups and reacting flexibly to certain system states. A WinCC expert is no longer necessary. You can now use the WinCC message class to decide how the agent should behave. For each message class it can be determined whether messages should be alarmed and at which event (e.g. message gone) the alarm should be ended. By recognizing whether a message is hidden, the agent can decide whether to alert the message. Do you want a secure alert? With the new monitoring functions, the functionality of WinCC and the WinCC agent is checked cyclically. Message texts can now also contain Unicode characters. This enables you to send an e-mail with Cyrillic characters, for example. The new agent is released from WinCC Version 7.2 Update 7.PCS7 agent The new PCS7 agent is specially tailored to PCS7. The new functions of the WinCC agent are also available to the PCS7 agent. The new agent is released from PCS7 version V8.0 SP2.Windows client Do you want to display messages clearly on a monitor or inform the gate staff about any malfunctions? With the ACC Windows Client you can now receive and acknowledge messages directly on a Windows PC. An acoustic signal alerts employees to the receipt of a message, which can also be read out using text-to-speech.Speech output channel With the new voice output channels, messages can be alerted via almost all telephone networks. In addition to the direct connection of telephone systems via SIP, you can also use ISDN and analog telephone connections via a Dialogic® Diva® card or a beroNet Box. A beroNet Box makes it possible to use it in a virtual environment. You can obtain the required hardware directly from us. We have validated the smooth interaction with the Alarm Control Center in our test laboratory.Set participant status Version 4.13 is now delivered as standard with the "Set participant status" function. This allows you to conveniently change your participant status at any time with the ACC app (Android and iPhone). For example, you can receive your report by email during working hours and change your status when the on-call service begins so that the reports are forwarded to your smartphone. Alternatively, you can no longer receive any messages at all during your free time.Option man alone You want to inform a complete group of people about an emergency, for example. This is now very easy with our Android app together with the Man Alone option. With this you can, for example, report a fire alarm in Hall 3 with one click or call a colleague on system 4711 to help you rectify a fault.Android app With the new version of the ACC there is also a new version of our Android app. You can now specify whether you want to receive and acknowledge messages either via TCP, SMS or both protocols in parallel. Requests to the ACC (e.g. Man Alone) are now automatically sent via SMS if no TCP connection is available. This improves the reliable transmission of requests to the ACC. An app widget for activating and deactivating the TCP connection is now available. This enables you to activate or deactivate the connection to the ACC directly from your home screen and also see the current status of the connection.