New Ethernet-APL White Paper

The agreement to develop Advanced Physical Layer (APL) technology under “The APL Project” was established in 2018 and is backed by the leading industry standards development organizations. A new White Paper details how we are getting closer to launching a solution.

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New Video: PROFIBUS vs PROFINET Comparison

This whiteboard video answers one of the most common PROFIBUS and PROFINET questions we receive: What is the difference between PROFIBUS and PROFINET? Watch the video and get a complete answer with technical details. Enjoy!

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New Video: PROFINET and Edge Computing

Moving relevant data in PROFINET networks from field to edge to cloud and back is as transparent as possible -no matter where the edge is. Learn about PROFINET and edge computing in just 1 minute. Watch this video to find out!

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PROFINET to the Edge: Single Pair Ethernet

An intelligent, interconnected automation environment requires digitally connected systems and devices. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) provides seamless Ethernet connectivity from the Enterprise to the Edge on a converged network to unlock the benefits of Industry 4.0.

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Which Switch to Use for PROFINET? [Tech Tip]

Should you use a managed switch or an unmanaged switch with PROFINET? It is your choice. You can employ managed or unmanaged switches. But, how to choose? This Tech Tip will help you make a decision.

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New White Paper: PROFINET Application Profiles

Download this White Paper to gain an overview of PROFINET Application Profiles. It explains the details and mechanisms for the most commonly implemented Application Profiles: PROFIsafe, PROFIenergy, and PROFIdrive.

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New White Paper: PROFINET Optional Features

Aside from the mandatory characteristics in each PROFINET device, PI defines a list of optional features: Device Redundancy, Controller redundancy, Shared Device, I-Device, Dynamic Reconfiguration, Fast Startup, iPar Server, and much more...

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Industrial Safety: PROFIsafe Profile Overview [Tech Tip]

PROFIsafe is a safety communication technology for discrete manufacturing and process automation systems. It was developed to meet the Functional Safety requirements for PI communication technologies. Read this overview of functional safety and PROFIsafe.

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