This blogpost is the first in a series of seven, inspired by the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding PROFINET.
No, PROFINET isn’t ‘just Siemens,’ as many questioners ask. Yes, Siemens is a strong supporter and adopter of the PROFINET technology. As are many other automation device vendors. PROFINET is an open standard defined in the IEC and the technology is not owned by any single company. Development on the PROFINET standard—along with all other technologies under the PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) umbrella—is performed by working groups staffed by volunteers from many different companies. Members come from a wide array of companies.
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