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Certified Network Engineer Classes for 2010

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The PTO and PROFI Interface Center (PIC) announce the 2010 dates for PROFItech classes, now beginning their tenth year! PROFItech classes are offered for both PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Attendees who successfully complete the written and practical tests are rewarded with… Read more »


PROFIenergy, an energy saving profile for PROFINET

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PROFIenergy is a new vendor-neutral energy saving profile for PROFINET, aimed at network-supported energy optimization in large manufacturing plants. The Automation Initiative of German Automobile Manufacturers (AIDA, comprising Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen) asked PI to provide suitable network… Read more »


One-day Training Schedule for 2009

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The PTO and PROFI Interface Center will be holding free one-day training classes throughout North America. There are 20 cities in the initial schedule. There are three different curricula centering on PROFIBUS, PROFIBUS in the process industry, and PROFINET. Specific dates… Read more »


PROFItech Certification Class Schedule for 2009

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The PTO and PROFI Interface Center (PIC) announce the dates for PROFItech classes, now beginning their ninth year! PROFItech classes are offered for both PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Attendees who successfully complete the written and practical tests are rewarded with the… Read more »



PROFINET Developer Webinar

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PTO in cooperation with the PROFI Interface Center has scheduled a webinar to introduce developers wishing to add PROFINET to their automation devices. The webinar explains concepts such as Conformance Classes and Device Types then outlines the development process. Details… Read more »



New White Paper: PROFINET and IT

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The white paper, PROFINET and IT, describes PROFINET in IT terms and shows how PROFINET relates to IT topology.  The adaptations required of Industrial Ethernet for environmental and functional purposes are described. PDF.


Training Classses Conclude Successfully for 2008

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North American one-day training classes for 2008 have concluded. This year saw over 2,100 registrants from 900 companies in 24 separate classes in 23 cities (we came to Chicago twice). There were 6 PROFIBUS in the Process Industries classes; 8… Read more »


PROFIBUS and PROFINET at SPS/Drives Show

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The SPS/IPC/Drives Show was held in Nuremberg, Germany the week of November 24.  There was a lot of news about PROFIBUS and PROFINET at the show.  PROFIblogger Carl Henning reports in the PROFIblog complete with photos and videos.  Watch for… Read more »


Press Releases


Trebing + Himstedt: Monitoring of Ethernet Networks

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The cross-network diagnostics concept provided by Trebing + Himstedt has been enhanced with the two Ethernet protocols EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP and is now able to cover more than 80 percent of the Industrial Ethernet market*. With PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and… Read more »



Balluff introduces distributed modular I/O for PROFINET

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Balluff introduces distributed modular I/O for PROFINET Balluff’s new generation of distributed modular I/O can be used in a cost effective way to replace standard slice I/O and distributed I/O solutions. Offering IP67 protection and industry standard connectors, many types… Read more »



HARTING establishes subsidiary in Canada

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A substantial part of the 25 year old success story of the HARTING Technology Group in North America has been its commitment to the customers in Canada. To further deepen this relationship HARTING has decided to open HARTING Canada, Inc…. Read more »




Trebing + Himstedt announces plans to launch subsidary

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Initially only focusing on the US market, Trebing + Himstedt in the US will provide local Sales and Application support in addition to local inventory supporting the US market. In the Industrial Communications business unit, Trebing + Himstedt offers Industrial… Read more »