Regional News – August 2018

This month’s Regional News includes a new PROFI-related job opportunity in the United States, and an IO-Link Wireless Workshop which took place in Germany.

PROFIcareer – United States of America

You may have worked with the PROFI Interface Center (PIC) in Johnson City, TN before – whether it was a certified training class, a one-day seminar, device certification testing or just help around PROFINET communication and implementation…

Now you have a chance to join the PIC team!

We’re looking for a versatile engineer that’s not only capable of mastering all aspects of the PROFINET technology itself, but is also a great communicator!

The main responsibilities are:

  • Test Lab Certification testing and expanding today’s scope of services offered
  • PROFINET technology support and consultancy to vendors, end users, and OEMs
  • Promoting and teaching the supported technologies online and in-person

Our requirements are:

  • BS or MS EE/CS or related degree
  • Familiar with current real-time embedded development platforms including Linux (ARM based)
  • Good understanding of Ethernet communication stacks and common implementation methods
  • Experienced in Ethernet protocol capturing and analysis with Wireshark

The position is part of Siemens Industry’s R&D organization at their Johnson City, TN location. Interested? For more information, please check out the full job posting:

IO-Link Wireless Workshop – Germany

At the end of June this year, an IO-Link Wireless workshop at Helmut-Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany concluded with great success. More than 60 participants learned about IO-Link Wireless over the course of two days. The goal was to give participants a greater understanding of the technology and put them in a position to develop IO-Link Wireless devices themselves through the use of practical demonstrations and interactive workshops. The group of participants was made up of both developers from many well-known device manufacturers and the technology representatives of a variety of end users.

Since the IO-Link Wireless system extensions specification passed all internal reviews of the IO-Link Community and was approved in March of 2018, all indications point toward a green light. The specification is now available to all device manufacturers worldwide so that IO-Link Wireless can be implemented in practice.