This month we feature news from around the IO-Link world: Usage of the IODDfinder has grown to 750,000 downloads per month; IO-Link has seen a strong uptick in North America in 2021; An archived webinar recording is available; and IO-Link is met with great interest in Japan.
PROFINET is gaining market share in the Japanese market, and the demand for deeper knowledge in the technology is growing. As such, the Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) is gearing up for a big year with new documentation, trainings, and a special event in May.
IO-Link Community Japan leader, Mr. Shinichi Motoyosh, announced the start of the IO-Link Community Japan in April 2017 to promote the industrial digital communication technology, IO-Link. And it also starts the “IO-Link experience course” from June 2017 at Industrial Open-Network Laboratory of Research Institute for Science and Engineering in Waseda University, as one of the field communication seminars.
Countries featured in this month's PROFINEWS include Ireland where its Chairman provided training overseas in Turkey, Japan where IO-Link is proving immensely popular, and Germany where PROFIBUS and PROFINET events are scheduled. A major German event, the PI Konferenz, is scheduled for March 22-23.
Why have an entire section of PROFINEWS dedicated to Regional News? It matters for three reasons. First, it shows the strength of the PI organization on a global scale. Second, if you are a device vendor, it encourages you to explore other such markets with the expectation of local support. And finally, if you are an end-user, it assures that if you start operations in another country there are already experts in place.
The famous PROFINET book by Manfred Popp is now available in Japanese. Read the abstracts for the upcoming PROFIBUS Conference in the United Kingdom. A new white paper has been released in Australia regarding industrial communications enabling the Industrial Internet of Things. (more…)