PROFINET of Things

PROFINET is foundational to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) which lies in the overlap of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrie 4.0. There are differences between IoT and IIoT. This paper will extend that into the PROFINET of… Read more »


PROFIBUS for Process Reprint

Whether or not a new path is better is often decided only after it has been tread. Without new paths, however, there is no progress. This principle applies especially nowadays to the field of automation engineering, particularly in light of… Read more »


PROFINET versus EtherNet/IP

PI North America has often been called upon to compare PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.  This white paper answers that call. Disclaimer: we are not experts at EtherNet/IP, but we’ve researched publicly available information.  Consider this document our opinion of the differences.