Apr 29

How does PROFINET compare to other Industrial Ethernets?

How does PROFINET compare to other Industrial Ethernets? Attend the panel discussion at The Automation Conference where six Industrial Ethernets will be presented and iscussed. The conference will be held in Chicago on May 22 and 23. PI North America’s Carl Henning will represent PROFINET on the panel. For details, view the Ethernet Roundtable Press Release.

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Mar 16


2011 was an extremely successful year for the PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and PROFIsafe communication technologies. Over the course of 2011, PROFINET set a record with 1.3 million new devices brought to the market, expanding the installed base to 4.3 million devices. The number of PROFIBUS devices increased in 2011 by almost 5 million and achieved an…

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Feb 9

MinutePROFINET YouTube Channel

A new YouTube channel has been created by PI North America called MinutePROFINET. With it, we will describe features of PROFINET through short ~60 sec videos. As the series progresses, expect more technical aspects of the technology to be helpfully explained. Check out the first two, and subscribe: click here.  

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Jan 26

PROFINET Development Engineer Position Open

The PROFI Interface Center (PIC) in Johnson City, TN has an opening for a PROFINET Development Engineer.  The PIC is a certified test lab, competence center, and training center for PROFIBUS and PROFINET and works closely with PI North America.  Responsibilities will include testing PROFINET products and Consulting Support for PROFINET Technology Components.  The position…

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Jan 17

PI North America to Sponsor 2012 ARC Forum

PI North America is pleased to sponsor the 2012 ARC Forum.  Please join your peers and ARC Analysts for ARC Advisory Group’s upcoming Forum "Transforming Industry through New Processes and Technologies", on February 6-9, 2012 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. This ARC forum addresses the extraordinary opportunities and threats created by today’s global…

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Nov 15

Free Training Schedule for PROFIBUS and PROFINET in 2012

Twenty one free training classes are scheduled for 2012. There are two different curricula: PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Specific dates and venues are selected at least 30 days prior to the class. If you are interested in attending this year, bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates or subscribe to our newsletter. Click here…

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Nov 1

Certified Network Engineer Classes for 2012

PI North America and PROFI Interface Center announce the 12th year of Certified Network Engineer classes. These fee-based classes result in certification of the student who passes the theoretical and practical exams. Three types of classes are offered: PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA, and PROFINET. Classes are held at the PROFI Interface Center in Johnson City, TN…

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Aug 19

PI North America to host 17th Annual General Assembly Meeting

PI North America will host its 17th Annual General Assembly Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ beginning October 4 and concluding October 6. It kicks off with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening and continues through a Thursday evening pool party. In between are reports, news, updates, and plans… not to mention plenty of opportunities to network:…

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May 4

Study confirms significant potential savings through PROFIenergy

A study by the Institute for Automation & Industrial IT, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, confirms potential savings of 50% or more during idle phases as a result of PROFIenergy. Up to now hardly any empirical values and only limited comprehensive data were available on the relationship between energy consumption and operating modes, especially with…

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Apr 4


Scottsdale, AZ – April 4, 2011 – PI North America, the home of PROFINET and PROFIBUS in the USA and Canada, has announced that Bernie Anger, General Manager Control and Communication Systems for GE Intelligent Platforms, has been elected to its Board of Directors. The appointment follows GE Intelligent Platforms’ commitment to use PROFINET, PI’s…

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