The operator app must be created for all license types in the Unified-E App Designer, which is available without registration and can be downloaded here. In addition, the Unified-E App for the respective operating systems is available free of charge, where the operator app package is installed. For commercial use, depending on the license type, either a license for the Unified-E App Manager or the Unified-E App Designer is required (see below).
Unified-E App Manager Software
This program is required if the operater app has to access the endpoints via a gateway PC. This makes secure access to the endpoints very easy, and push notifications can be sent to registered users. Gateway communication requires a gateway license.
Selection of the appropriate license
Selection criteria for direct license:
One or more operator devices (smartphones) can directly access a plant or machine
No push notifications are required
Communication via the Internet is not supported directly, but can be set up manually via VPN
Selection criteria for gateway license:
The operator devices (smartphones) access the plant or machine via a gateway PC using the Unified-E App Manager
The communication between smartphone and gateway PC is always secure
Online services such as push notifications are supported
User management and data recording e. g. for diagrams are supported
Pricing for subscription licenses
All license types using online services (such as push notifications, messaging services) are offered as a subscription license only. The price for subscription licenses is always per user and consists of a one-time deployment fee and a service fee with annual billing. In addition to the subscription licenses, there are also perpetual licenses with unlimited use of the operater app, but then without the use of online services.
With this license, you can unlock the functions of the Unified-E App Manager. You require a gateway license for each gateway PC.
Free PRO license, no registration required:
This PRO license is valid for 30 days and can be purchased directly in the Unified-E App Manger program. Download the Unified-E App Manager here.
Free STANDARD license:
It is a full STANDARD license. This is for developers and requires online registration (see button below).
Firewall-friendly means the communication takes place with a relay messaging service. No port forwarding to the gateway PC needs to be configured and no fix IP address is required.
** Developer license:
Please note that the free licenses may not be used for commercial use as for machines or plants in production. The free licenses are intended for app designers, developers, Integrators or for evaluation.
*** Commercial license:
All prices are per user. A user is a registered operator for an operator app. Service fee billing is annually. The service fee grants you to use the online services (e. g. push notifications) and the use of Unified-E App..
With the direct license, you sign the created app package in the Unified-E App Designer so that it becomes usable for direct communication without the Unified-E App Manager. Per specific application (eg machine, system) a direct license is required.
For iOS and Android devices only the following adapters are supported for direct communication:
Unified-E Allen-Bradley Adapter
Unified-E Siemens-S7 Adapter
Unified-E Modbus Adapter
Unified-E OPC UA Adapter
You can use non-signed app packages at any time. These can then only be used on the operator devices for a certain amount of time.