Posts Tagged: profinet

PROFINET of Things: Openness

A major driving force of the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 is the reliance on open standards. PROFINET devices are manufactured according to the PROFINET specification (IEC 61158).  PROFINET is Ethernet, IEEE 802.3.  Many other standards also come… Read more »

PROFINET of Things: Uptime

Continuing our examination of PROFINET as THE provider of data to the Industrial Internet of Things, we look at additional features of PROFINET – compared to characteristics needed in the IIoT. Uptime is the answer to the mission critical and… Read more »


I once tried to make the case that “IIoT is not IoT.”  And there certainly are differences as Michael pointed out in “IoT vs. IIoT.”  But I have finally accepted that IIoT is a subset of IoT even though our… Read more »

On the Road Again

With the arrival of August, the end of summer seems much closer.  For PI North America that means we’ll be back on the road teaching PROFINET one-day training classes again.  We have six to go: Chicago Tampa Louisville Detroit Raleigh… Read more »