PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite – New Version

NEWBURYPORT, MA– Softing, the world-leading company in providing comprehensive network diagnostic tools, has announced the availability of a new software version of its innovative PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite. The latest update includes novel diagnostic features to execute extensive  tests on a PROFIBUS network.The PROFIBUS Tester 4 is able to simultaneously analyze the electrical signals and the data communication on an operating network eliminating the need for multiple components. In addition, the intuitive user-interface of the unit is designed to guide a novice down the correct path to solving a network problem.

The instrument is galvanically isolated to prevent problems where two or more electric circuits communicate, but their grounds may be at different potentials. Without galvanic isolation a tester could introduce noise to the cable under test masking the actual cause of a network fault. It is an effective method of breaking ground loops by preventing unwanted current from flowing between two units sharing a ground conductor.

Companies like Husky Injection Molding, Robert Bosch, and BMW rely on this tester from the commissioning to the maintenance phase of their automation networks. Today, many companies are replacing their existing set of diagnostic instruments and standardize on Softing’s state-of-the-art tool.

Download the latest version of Softing’s PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite V2.11 (under the “Downloads” tab) free-of-charge at:

 About Softing

In industrial automation, Softing is a specialist for fieldbus technology and has established itself as a world-leading partner for networking automation systems and control solutions. Softing provides customers the key technology to connect devices, controls and systems with the leading communication technologies. In fieldbus technology, Softing is a world-class expert for Foundation fieldbus, PROFIBUS, and CAN/CANopen/DeviceNet. The company’s wide range of expertise includes solutions for OPC, FDT, and Real-Time-Ethernet protocols such as, PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP, or Modbus/TCP. Many of the products and services developed by Softing since the company was founded in 1979 have become reference standards throughout the world. In addition, Softing has established itself as a provider of sophisticated diagnostic tools for fieldbus systems.

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