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PI Update: Free eBook, New Video, Social Media

This month’s PI Updates include turning a widely-read PROFIBUS book, Catching the Process Fieldbus: An Introduction to Profibus for Process Automation, into a free eBook, announcing a 25-year retrospective video, and PROFIblog posts about the Industrial Internet of Things and Hanover Fair including a look at the “lighter side”.

Free eBook

Catching the Process Fieldbus: An Introduction to Profibus for Process Automation has been available in several versions including in hardcover from Amazon.  It’s a great introduction to PROFIBUS – be it for process automation or discrete.  After all, most real world applications have some of each.  The book provides details of PROFIBUS from a practical vantage point.  In fact, it’s interspersed with principal author James Powell’s own experiences.

James has now authorized PI North America to host a free download of the book.  Click here to download the book in an appropriate format.

The second edition of the book is due for release soon.  It will include PROFINET in process automation as well as PROFIBUS.  Will it also be free?  Follow @AllThingsPROFI on Twitter to find out.

New Video

In celebration of 25 years of PI Germany, a retrospective video was filmed:

Social Media

The PROFIblog continues to roll out at least one post a week.  A recent exception was eight consecutive posts of Hanover Fair news.  These provide a less formal look than the news in this month’s PROFINEWS, including “The Lighter Side.”  This link will show all eight in reverse chronological order; start at the bottom for the correct sequence.  The PROFIblogger has also been prolific in Industrial Internet of Things posts; you can view them here.

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