Softing North America announces Partnership with Industrial Automation Networks, Inc.

NEWBURYPORT, MA – Softing, a technological leader in providing services and products for industrial networks, is pleased to announce its partnership with Industrial Automation Networks, Inc.

 Industrial Automation Networks Inc. provides field level network services that help global clients to seamlessly connect their field devices and controllers. Industrial Automation Networks technology expertise includes, but is not limited to PROFINET, PROFIBUS PA, and PROFIBUS DP.

 Fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks are becoming more prevalent in the industrial environment but unfortunately the skills necessary to implement the technology have not kept pace with either its introduction or scale of acceptance. Industrial Automation Networks has been created to fill the gap in knowledge and expertise in this area for all phases of a project life cycle.

  “Softing has been in the fieldbus business for more than 25 years. During this time, we actively shaped open technology standards and established ourselves as the world leader for industrial network solutions,” said Wolfgang Langer, Softing North America’s Director of Marketing. “We are very excited and proud to announce our partnership with Industrial Automation Networks.  Ian Verhappen, Director of Industrial Automation Networks, is very familiar with our technology and will provide outstanding services to customers. Ian Verhappen is a world-class expert and I congratulate him to his recent induction to the Process Automation Hall of Fame.”

 “Industrial Automation Network has a long history of seeking out unique solutions that help our customers achieve competitive advantages.” said Ian Verhappen, Director Industrial Automation Network, Inc. “I have been working with the quality products developed by Softing for many years and this opportunity to help them and their clients make more effective use of these tools is an exciting opportunity for both our companies to implement these exciting technologies to solve some of the problems faced by our industry.”     

 About Industrial Automation Networks
Digital communications are an important part of today’s control systems and Industrial Automation Networks was created to provide field level network services that help our global clients seamlessly connect their field devices and controllers.

By helping to fill the gap in knowledge and expertise in this area for all phases of a project life cycle, it is our intent to “Make Industrial Networks Easy” by making them and the data available from these systems reliable and of high value to facilities investing in this technology.
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About Softing
In industrial automation, Softing is a specialist for fieldbus technology and has established itself as a world-leading partner for networking automation systems and control solutions. Softing provides customers the key technology to connect devices, controls and systems with the leading communication technologies. In fieldbus technology, Softing is a world-class expert for Foundation fieldbus, PROFIBUS, and CAN/CANopen/DeviceNet. The company’s wide range of expertise includes solutions for OPC, FDT, and Real-Time-Ethernet protocols such as, PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP, or Modbus/TCP. Many of the products and services developed by Softing since the company was founded in 1979 have become reference standards throughout the world. In addition, Softing has established itself as a provider of sophisticated diagnostic tools for fieldbus systems.


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