Nov 30

10 Years of PROFIsafe

Beginning in the fall of 1998, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) achieved a milestone in industrial automation with its establishment of PROFIsafe. Impressive proof of this lies in the growth in the number of installed PROFIsafe nodes and systems. The total number of PROFIsafe nodes increased to 410,000 at the end of 2007. For the…
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Nov 26

PI Conference”Excellence in Automation”

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Jul 7

Faster to Market with Industrial Ethernet

The PTO announces a series of four PROFINET Developer Workshops to provide potential PROFINET developers with a wide range of technical information including PROFINET vendor presentations to help them select the best tools to develop their PROFINET compatible products. The workshops are designed for device developers, development managers and product marketers. Industrial Ethernet is a…
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May 30

2008 PTO General Assembly Meeting Scheduled

The PTO 14th Annual General Assembly Meeting has been set for August 5-7 in Scottsdale. PTO members are invited to get more information and register for the event here. This year
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May 21

Free Training Schedule for 2008

The PTO and PROFI Interface Center will be holding one-day training classes throughout North America for the sixth consecutive year. There are 24 cities in the initial schedule.  Watch for more to be added during the year. There are three different curricula centering on PROFIBUS, PROFIBUS in the process industry, and PROFINET.  Specific dates and…
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May 9

PTO Announces Webinar Series for Process

Recognizing that not everyone can come to a city where PTO offers a PROFIBUS in the Process Industries one-day training class, the PTO has created a series of four webinars on the topic. The first webinar is scheduled for June 25 at 2:00pm EDT. It will present an introduction to fieldbuses in general and review…
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Apr 29

PTO Reports from Hanover Fair

The large international trade show in Hanover, Germany, featured many PROFIBUS and PROFINET products.  There was also much news about developments of the technologies.  If you were not able to visit the show in person, PTO
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Apr 10

PTO Welcomes Victor Wolowec, Endress+Hauser, to Board of Directors

Scottsdale, AZ
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Jan 14

PTO Sponsors ARC Forum

PTO is pleased to be an association sponsor of the upcoming ARC Forum. Please join your peers and ARC Analysts for ARC Advisory Group’s upcoming Forum entitled “Winning Strategies and Best Practices for Global Manufacturers”, on February 4-7, 2008 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This ARC forum addresses the extraordinary opportunities and…
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Nov 20

PROFItech Certification Class Schedule for 2008

The PTO and PROFI Interface Center (PIC) announce the dates for PROFItech classes, now beginning their eighth 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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