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The 2012 PI North America General Assembly Meeting

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The 18th (yes, the 18th!) Annual PI North America General Assembly Meeting for PI North America members is to be held September 25 – 27 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. It’s aim is to educate and inform about PROFIBUS and PROFINET… Read more »


Phoenix Contact Joins Board of Directors

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Michael Rothwell, Phoenix Contact, Joins Board of Directors SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PI North America, the non-profit trade organization for PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in North America, is proud to announce the appointment of Michael Rothwell, Director of Controls and Industry… Read more »


GE Intelligent Platforms

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·        Local events designed to give technology and business leaders test drives of new wave of technology ·        Emerging technologies provide market advantage and risk avoidance ·        Cloud-based collaborative automation solution enables a totally new user experience   CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA… Read more »


How does PROFINET compare to other Industrial Ethernets?

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How does PROFINET compare to other Industrial Ethernets? Attend the panel discussion at The Automation Conference where six Industrial Ethernets will be presented and iscussed. The conference will be held in Chicago on May 22 and 23. PI North America’s Carl Henning… Read more »


PROFIBUS and PROFINET Node Counts

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2011 was an extremely successful year for the PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and PROFIsafe communication technologies. Over the course of 2011, PROFINET set a record with 1.3 million new devices brought to the market, expanding the installed base to 4.3 million devices…. Read more »


MinutePROFINET YouTube Channel

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A new YouTube channel has been created by PI North America called MinutePROFINET. With it, we will describe features of PROFINET through short ~60 sec videos. As the series progresses, expect more technical aspects of the technology to be helpfully… Read more »


PROFINET Development Engineer Position Open

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The PROFI Interface Center (PIC) in Johnson City, TN has an opening for a PROFINET Development Engineer.  The PIC is a certified test lab, competence center, and training center for PROFIBUS and PROFINET and works closely with PI North America. … Read more »


PI North America to Sponsor 2012 ARC Forum

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PI North America is pleased to sponsor the 2012 ARC Forum.  Please join your peers and ARC Analysts for ARC Advisory Group’s upcoming Forum "Transforming Industry through New Processes and Technologies", on February 6-9, 2012 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in… Read more »


Free Training Schedule for PROFIBUS and PROFINET in 2012

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Twenty one free training classes are scheduled for 2012. There are two different curricula: PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Specific dates and venues are selected at least 30 days prior to the class. If you are interested in attending this year, bookmark… Read more »


Certified Network Engineer Classes for 2012

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PI North America and PROFI Interface Center announce the 12th year of Certified Network Engineer classes. These fee-based classes result in certification of the student who passes the theoretical and practical exams. Three types of classes are offered: PROFIBUS DP,… Read more »


Press Releases




Professional PROFIBUS Diagnostic Tool

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Softing Newsletter   Dear Colleagues: Professional PROFIBUS Diagnostic Tool Today, Softing’s PROFIBUS Tester 4 has solidified its position as the de-facto industry-standard for analyzing PROFIBUS networks. Companies like Husky Injection Molding, Robert Bosch, and BMW rely on this tester from… Read more »



Softing Launches new CompactPCI PROFIBUS Board

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NEWBURYPORT, MA – Softing, the technological leader in providing ruggedized components for industrial automation, has expanded its PROFIBUS interface board family with a CompactPCI type interface board. This new PROFIBUS board (PBpro CompactPCI) is based on the 19″ CompactPCI technology… Read more »


Moxa Launches PROFINET-Enabled Industrial Managed Switches

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Moxa is pleased to release the EDS-405A/408A-PN series of PROFINET-enabled managed switches for industrial PLC network applications. With the plug-n-play feature, users can directly integrate and manage the switches in existing SCADA systems without the need for additional configurations and modifications. Fast network recovery… Read more »



Higher Performance for PROFINET Monitoring

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Trebing + Himstedt introduces the new generation of TH LINK for PROFINET Beginning immediately, Trebing + Himstedt, international supplier of products and services for the optimal use of IT in the production environment, is expanding its range of services for… Read more »


Kuebler Group opens US Subsidiary in Charlotte, NC

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We are excited to announce that as of April 1, 2013 Kuebler Inc., the newest member of the Kuebler Group, is open for business. We are located in Charlotte, NC to provide our North American customers with the enhanced level… Read more »