Welcome to Our 200th Issue!

It is my great pleasure and honor to be presenting the Welcome Article for this edition of PROFINEWS. What do 200 issues of PROFINEWS mean for our community? For some, it's just a number. But for the rest of us, it represents the achievements and growth of this market that's been created.

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100M+ PROFIBUS and PROFINET Nodes

Even during a year faced with coronavirus-related challenges, the 2020 node count for PROFINET, PROFIBUS, IO-Link, and PROFIsafe show promising results. Read this article to get the exact node count numbers.

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Introduction to omlox Webinar

Attend the 'Introduction to omlox Worldwide Webinar' and learn about the omlox concept, first pilots, reference implementations, the organization, and more. There will be two webinar sessions to serve multiple time zones. Join us on June 8th!

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New PROFIBUS Online Training Course

You are invited to take the new PROFIBUS Online Training Course. This free self-paced online course prepares students to apply PROFIBUS in their own projects with content on network design, configuration, installation, commissioning, and more.

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IODDviewer – Next Step for IODDfinder

The essential and successful IODDfinder has been enhanced with a new feature: IODDviewer. The IODDviewer enables easy, centralized access to documentation and information on IO-Link devices. In other words, IODDs now no longer need to be downloaded and possibly installed to just view a device function.

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New Products – May 2021

Turck, Procentec, RAFI, Provertha, microsonic, and Belden announce new products, including several IO-Link products: IO-Link masters, level sensors, signal lamps and control boxes, air humidity/ temperature sensors, and highly dynamic inclinometers.

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Regional News – May 2021

News this month includes: the availability of a recently held IO-Link Safety webinar in Germany that is now archived for viewing by interested parties; a reopening of in-person training courses in Denmark.

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IT/OT Convergence Affects Diagnostics

Operational Technology (OT) has come a long way since the first proprietary serial protocols and has adapted to many technological changes. The convergence of OT and IT is one of the most challenging ones. OT and IT have very different requirements – especially when it comes to diagnostics.

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