On the PROFI Road

Perhaps you’ve noticed – I like talking about PROFINET and PROFIBUS.  Sometimes here, sometimes on the road.  I’m just back from on the road in Seattle and the first PROFINET one-day training class of 2013 (with 10 more PROFINET and 7 more PROFIBUS to go).  The material is new, revised, re-ordered, and more detailed, so it was interesting to get feedback after the class:

Overall one of the best seminars I have attended. Kudos.

I thought you and Torsten did a great job presenting the material.  With enough detail to be valuable, yet simple enough that even I could understand it.

A couple folks mentioned the “great vendor support.”  Having vendors in the room to show real products is a big plus, I think.  Like this comprehensive demo from Phoenix Contact:

On the downside, someone thought a couple of the videos were “lame” and some thought we covered some topics too thoroughly and some not thoroughly enough.  What can I say? We strive for balance.

I am not on the road in Nuremberg this week, but the PI booth is there at Embedded World.  We’re there showing a multitude of methods for adding PROFINET to automation devices:

Thanks to Tom Weingartner of Innovasic for sending me this picture of the booth which features the handsome Wolfgang Schroeder who demonstrated new PROFINET features in a previous post: SPS 2012: PROFINET Faster.  If you are not at Embedded World either, you can at least see some of those embedded solutions in SPS 2012: PROFINET Chips.

After more one-day training classes, I’m headed to Hanover for the Hanover Fair.  PI is co-sponsoring the Field Communication Lounge again:

The Fair is April 12-16 and the lounge is in a new location this year in Hall 9, Stand D76.  Stop by, see the technologies, and say “hello” if you’re there.

–Carl Henning