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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”.

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25 Years: The Right Decision Looking Forward

On March 27, 1990, the first General Meeting of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) took place at which organizational matters were discussed and work began on establishing key committees and working groups. Back then, probably no one could imagine what was started. 25 years later, the organization is not only a global community under the roof […]

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Hanover Fair 2015

PI is exhibiting at Hanover Fair again this year, April 13 through 17. The 215 square meter (2300 square feet) booth is in Hall 9 at D68. There are 24 kiosks and hundreds of products from many manufacturers. It is situated directly on the “Automation & IT Tour”, which leads by way of a red carpet […]

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PI Conference 2015: Network of the Future

Who is more knowledgeable about networks than PROFIBUS and PROFINET International? Reason enough to attend the PI Conference held once every 2 years. A variety of presentations and detailed technology-related workshops provided inspiration to the 270 participants. The Technik Museum in Speyer was selected as the venue for the 4th PI Conference. It not only […]

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PI Update

Updates from PI this month include a new MinutePROFINET video about manufacturing uptime, some creative blog posts on the Industrial Internet of Things, PROFINETuptime.com, and the 2014 PROFIBUS and PROFINET node counts. MinutePROFINET The first MinutePROFINET video (“What is PROFINET?”) was released on November 18, 2011. If only we had known at that time what we’d created… […]

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Industrial Internet of Things Protocols

Standards and Protocols for the IIoT: A look at how open data access protocols like Profinet can be used to provide data for Internet of Things deployments. The technologies behind the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have existed for many years. Consider these three terms often used in IIoT discussions: Remote access … That’s old […]

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A Stepped Approach to Securing Automation Systems

Professor Dr. Frithjof Klasen, a member of the Managing Board of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO), discusses problems surrounding security for automation systems and explains how guidelines from communication technology organisations, such as PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), can be helpful. Typical security threats in the production environment can include infection by malware, unauthorised use […]

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