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PTO General Assembly Meeting Forecast

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Here in the Scottsdale offices of the PTO, we are frantically completing the last minute stuff that must be done for next week’s General Assembly Meeting.  Everyone is in the office this week which is an uncommon occurrence these days. … Read more »


Another Friday, Another Airport

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Well, another Friday, another airport (O’Hare this time, returning from the PROFINET one-day training event in Bur Ridge).  And with some time to catch up on comments about the article at ControlGlobal.com: “Fieldbus Wars continue.”  Tim Sweet of Honeywell is… Read more »


Training Classes Roll On

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We just concluded our PROFINET one-day training event in suburban Chicago.  I’m amazed by the large number of control device manufacturers that attended today.  (We had quite a few in Boston a month ago, too.)  Many are drawn to the… Read more »



Debunking the myth

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Gary Mintchell picked up my fieldbus war vs. competition theme over on his blog, then he picked up on our “Debunking the myth” item from PROFInews North American Edition.  The latter prompted a long response from me over there.  Take… Read more »



Revised, Revisited, and Huh?

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Revised.  I blogged about the PROFINET Developer Workshop we’re holding in October.  We have more details now – the five largest providers of PROFINET developer tools and technology are now confirmed presenters (and exhibitors) at the workshop: Hilscher North America,… Read more »


Event Planning

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I’m using my time in the office for a couple weeks to plan for the next three months’ events.  You may need to start planning your attendance at some of these:    PROFINET one-day training events in Chicago, Portland, OR,… Read more »


PROFIBUS and PROFINET International

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Another week, another airport (Oakland).  The PTO hosted a meeting of our counterparts from around the world this past week and now I’m headed home.  Many of the 24 other Regional PI Associations (RPAs) were represented.  This was a great… Read more »


Mama Mia! What an assimilating event.

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Friday night and I’m happily ensconced in my home office with a chance to update everyone on the PROFIBUS and PROFINET aspects of the Siemens Automation Summit. There were two presentations that were designed to assist users in applying PROFIBUS… Read more »