2020 Review: PROFIBUS & PROFINET International

If you want to sum up the year 2020 in buzzwords, six spontaneously come to mind: Corona, home office, uncertainty, cancelled, online, and together. Hear from PI Chairman Karsten Schneider on the year behind and the year ahead.

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Share Our Vision for Automation

Global. Future-proof. Networking. As a non-profit member-supported standards organization, there's nothing standard about PI's structure. That's because PI follows the 'think globally, act locally' model.

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The 10 Most-Read Articles of 2020

This is a compilation of the most-read articles of 2020. Find out which articles made it to the top 10. Plus, read over the ones you missed!

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Contribute to PROFINEWS in 2021

It is a pleasure to bring you PROFINEWS every month. We would like to encourage you to share your own content with us and our readers. As a PI member, you may submit articles about PROFIBUS, PROFINET, IO-Link, and omlox to be published in PROFINEWS free of charge. Learn how...

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New and Updated Documents and Tools

This year, PI has put special emphasis on creating and updating resources for members of the community. This article highlights new resources such as specifications, test tools, and white papers. You can view the complete list and download them here.

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The Final Push for APL

Sometimes you get the feeling that it’s almost good etiquette for work to be delayed on large-scale projects. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, as shown by results from the 2-wire Ethernet solution for process automation: Ethernet APL (Advanced Physical Layer).

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PROFINET over APL – Overview and Details

Ethernet is the de-facto communication standard in enterprises, but it does not meet process automation requirements without modification. Ethernet-APL will enable long cable lengths and explosion protection via intrinsic safety with communication and power over two wires.

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Religion, Politics, and Cybersecurity

My momma raised me right. Growing up, she taught me there are certain topics you avoid expressing your opinions on to just anybody. Those were: religion, politics, and cybersecurity 😉. Nowadays though, it’s hard to avoid talking about these topics. Welcome to this security-focused issue of PROFINEWS.

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