Oct 13

GAM2015.4: Security

Security is always a requested topic for the General Assembly Meeting. This year we had two excellent security sessions: Network Security and PROFINET – Marty Jansons, Siemens Marty reminded us that security is not just about the technology used to secure a network; it’s also about people, processes, and procedures.  After a look at defense…

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Oct 8

GAM 2015.3: The PROFINET of Things Continues

On Day 2 of the annual meeting we discussed the PROFINET of Things topic in depth in a panel discussion.  Our diverse panel included: Mike Bastian, Ford Motor Company Karsten Schneider, PI Mark Hoske, Control Engineering Drew Baryenbruch, Real Time Automation They provided different perspectives on the PROFINET of Things (and IIoT and Industrie 4.0),…

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Oct 6

GAM 2015.2: The PROFINET of Things

The PROFINET of Things is a foundation of the Industrial Internet of Things which lies at the overlap of the Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0.  It is foundational in that it provides the data that is needed.  And it does it better than other protocols (see Data Access, Uptime, and Openness). Our theme at…

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Sep 29

GAM 2015.1: The Times They Are A-Changin’

As I have said about past PI North America General Assembly Meetings, this one was simultaneously exhausting and exhilarating.  Not to mention that there was a lot of news to share from the two-day event – news about PROFINET, PROFIBUS, IO-Link, Industrial Internet of Things, and Industrie 4.0.  And even in Arizona the Fall season…

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