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Our TSN Strategy is Clear

At Hannover Fair 2018, PI exhibited its first working demonstration of [email protected] Of note is the Plug-&-Work capability. This feature allows devices to be added and removed from the TSN domain without the need for a dedicated centralized network manager.

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PI Meeting and Anniversary Celebration in Japan

30 years! Think about it. That is how long PI has been having an annual meeting of its Regional PI Associations (RPAs). This 30th meeting was hosted by the Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) in Hiroshima, Japan. The event also coincided with the JPO's 21st anniversary celebration in Tokyo.

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Upcoming Member Events

The IO-Link Members Assembly is scheduled for June 21st in Frankfurt, Germany. The PI North America General Assembly Meeting is announced for September 12-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The PNO will host its 2019 PI Konferenz on March 19-20, 2019, also in Frankfurt (open to all).

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Using HMIs in PROFINET Networks [Tech Tip]
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Using HMIs in PROFINET Networks [Tech Tip]

Depending on your application you will have to decide which protocol to use on your HMI. Let’s take a look at the main differences between a TCP/IP-based HMI and a PROFINET-based HMI.

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New Products – June 2018

New products this month include a new signal conditioner from HBM with PROFIBUS and PROFINET connectivity, a new load cell digitizer with PROFINET from Laumas, and two new rugged PROFINET switches from Siemens.

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