Imitation is the Flattest Form of Sincerity

I received an email invitation from ODVA for an Ethernet/IP free seminar.  We’ve been doing PROFINET one-day training events for at least three years. I see they have one scheduled for the United States; we typically do 10 in the US and Canada.  (And, of course, our colleagues at the other 24 regional organizations do many more in their regions.)    I’m glad to see ODVA is starting to catch up.  One interesting classroom lecture topic is “Technology roadmap for EtherNet/IP including safety and motion”.  Of course PROFINET has shipping products now for safety and motion.  Maybe ODVA can catch up in that area, too… eventually.  I guess users have a choice to make: do they want to use PROFINET products or Ethernet/IP PowerPoints.