Monitoring functions of the device
5.4 Battery monitoring
The installed backup battery for backup of CMOS data has a limited life span. Information on
the shelf life is available in the section "Replacing the backup battery (Page 78)".
A two-tier battery monitoring checks the status of the backup battery. The SIMATIC IPC
DiagBase and SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor diagnostic software determines the status of the
When the first warning threshold is reached, the backup battery will run for at least one more
Active Management Technology
Active Management Technology is a technology for remote maintenance of computers. You
can use this function on your device with the help of the appropriate software. Additional
information is available in the section
"Description of Active Management Technology (Page 112)".
Remote maintenance is only available for devices with Intel® Core™ i5 or Intel® Core™i7
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Depending on the ordered configuration of your device, a Trusted Platform Module according
to Standard 1.2 may be available. The Trusted Platform Module is a chip that enhances your
device with security functions. It provides an improved protection from manipulation of the
PC. The current operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8 support these security
functions. You can enable the Trusted Platform Module in the "Advanced" menu under
"Trusted Computing" in the BIOS Setup. Please note the respective import and export
provisions for the Trusted Platform Module.
Using the Trusted Platform Module
The TPM can be used in Windows 7 with the "BitLocker" drive encrypter. Please follow the
instructions for this in the operating system.
Risk of data loss
If you lose the password for the drive encryption, you will not be able to restore the data. You
will then lose accesss to the encrypted drive.
The warranty does not cover a reset of the hardware in the event of a loss of a password.
Please store the password carefully and make sure it is protected against unauthorized
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