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Nov 23

Certified Network Engineer Classes for 2010

The PTO and PROFI Interface Center (PIC) announce the 2010 dates for PROFItech classes, now beginning their tenth year! PROFItech classes are offered for both PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Attendees who successfully complete the written and practical tests are rewarded with the title Certified Network Engineer. They also earn 24 Professional Development Hours (PDH). Each class…
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Nov 11

PROFIenergy, an energy saving profile for PROFINET

PROFIenergy is a new vendor-neutral energy saving profile for PROFINET, aimed at network-supported energy optimization in large manufacturing plants. The Automation Initiative of German Automobile Manufacturers (AIDA, comprising Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen) asked PI to provide suitable network mechanisms for PROFINET. Saving energy can be achieved in many ways. The most obvious is…
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Oct 13

One-day Training Schedule for 2009

The PTO and PROFI Interface Center will be holding free one-day training classes throughout North America. There are 20 cities in the initial schedule. There are three different curricula centering on PROFIBUS, PROFIBUS in the process industry, and PROFINET. Specific dates and venues are selected at least 30 days prior to the class. If you are…
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Sep 30

PROFItech Certification Class Schedule for 2009

The PTO and PROFI Interface Center (PIC) announce the dates for PROFItech classes, now beginning their ninth year! PROFItech classes are offered for both PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Attendees who successfully complete the written and practical tests are rewarded with the title Certified Network Engineer. They also earn 24 Professional Development Hours (PDH). Each class runs…
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Sep 28

PROFI Interface Center enhances PROFIBUS & PROFINET support in North America

Scottsdale, AZ
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Jun 15

PROFINET Developer Webinar

PTO in cooperation with the PROFI Interface Center has scheduled a webinar to introduce developers wishing to add PROFINET to their automation devices. The webinar explains concepts such as Conformance Classes and Device Types then outlines the development process. Details of this June 24th webinar are found here. For those unfamiliar with PROFINET and Industrial…
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Mar 23

Record Turnout for Detroit PROFINET Training Class

Scottsdale, AZ
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Feb 10

New White Paper: PROFINET and IT

The white paper, PROFINET and IT, describes PROFINET in IT terms and shows how PROFINET relates to IT topology.  The adaptations required of Industrial Ethernet for environmental and functional purposes are described. PDF.
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Dec 3

Training Classses Conclude Successfully for 2008

North American one-day training classes for 2008 have concluded. This year saw over 2,100 registrants from 900 companies in 24 separate classes in 23 cities (we came to Chicago twice). There were 6 PROFIBUS in the Process Industries classes; 8 PROFIBUS; and 10 PROFINET. If you missed us in 2008, watch the web site for…
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Dec 1

PROFIBUS and PROFINET at SPS/Drives Show

The SPS/IPC/Drives Show was held in Nuremberg, Germany the week of November 24.  There was a lot of news about PROFIBUS and PROFINET at the show.  PROFIblogger Carl Henning reports in the PROFIblog complete with photos and videos.  Watch for continuing reports or sign up for the RSS feed.
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