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The Importance of Open Standards

As the data from factories scales exponentially, the ability to access that data transparently becomes critical. If we want the Industrial Internet of Things to truly be a game changer for the manufacturing industry, open standards will be a major enabler of that transformation.

Six Steps to IIoT

A recent magazine article outlined six steps to take to implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It was mostly political – form a team, get buy-in from a C-level executive, etc. The political approach may be valuable, but for engineers the steps are different. So here are the six technical steps to the IIoT.

IO-Link Community Japan

IO-Link Community Japan leader, Mr. Shinichi Motoyosh, announced the start of the IO-Link Community Japan in April 2017 to promote the industrial digital communication technology, IO-Link. And it also starts the “IO-Link experience course” from June 2017 at Industrial Open-Network Laboratory of Research Institute for Science and Engineering in Waseda University, as one of the field communication seminars.

TSN and OPC at Hannover Fair – Any Other News?

OPC UA wherever you look. This was my first impression at Hannover Fair, which just closed its doors for 2017. With the rise of Industrie 4.0 and the IIoT, OPC UA came into focus for all industries and so came the products which support it. This is well-deserved of course. And then there is TSN – another attention-grabber for the fair visitors. But, not to be missed, was important news from PI…

At Hannover Fair

“More attendees, more solutions, more international!” was the short-form report on Hannover Fair. See the numbers and have a visit to the PI Booth.

Integrating TSN into PROFINET

TSN (Time-sensitive Networking) is a promising new IEEE technology for Ethernet that combines the bandwidth of IT (information technology) networks with the latency of OT (operational technology) networks.

New PA Profile – Now for PROFINET Too

In process automation, rapid installation and easy operation of field devices are important user requirements – consistently across manufacturers. Therefore PI has developed a profile specification in the form of PA Profile 4.0 that is independent of the communication protocol.

PROFI News from Hannover Fair

At the PI press conference on the second day of Hannover Fair, PI Chairman Karsten Schneider presented news of PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link.

2016, Another Year of PROFI Growth

The installed base of devices with ‘PI interfaces’ continues its very strong overall market position. Against the background of Industrie 4.0, this is a clear sign of the acceptance of PI technologies in this innovative domain.

PROFINET Certification

Practical and high-quality certification tests for communication interfaces are among the key factors for acceptance of an open communication standard. PI has maintained a certification system for PROFIBUS and PROFINET products since the beginning.

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