The Big Picture Network

What does digital transformation mean for industrial networks? How can a future-proof networking strategy help companies go digital? What are the trends in automation networks that are shaping digitalization?

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APL Ethernet for Hazardous Areas Passes Practical Testing

The question of how Ethernet should be handled in potentially explosive atmospheres has been keeping users in the process industry busy for many years. Now, after successful testing of APL technology by BASF, we are closer to a solution.

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Successful Teamwork: OPC UA / PROFINET Companion Spec

How can data from the field be introduced into an IT system, and how can information which benefits the user be gained from it? Teamwork between PI and the OPC Foundation is illustrating our response to the sensible interaction between different technologies.

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ESP Webinar: Industria 4.0, PROFINET transformando la industria

On Tuesday, June 2nd, PI North America, in collaboration with PICC/PITC Argentina, will be hosting a PROFINET webinar in Spanish language. The webinar will describe the role of PROFINET in Industry 4.0 and industry digitalization trends. Register today / Regístrese hoy

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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 Products – May 2020

New products this month include: adhesive heaters from Meler with PROFIBUS and PROFINET; PLCnext technology from Phoenix Contact with PROFINET and TSN; IO-Link starter kits from Turck; and stack lights with IO-Link also from Turck.

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Regional and Member News – May 2020

This article features the latest regional and member news: Fluke Networks inaugurated a new Industrial Ethernet website; WESTCON Instrumentação Industria became a PROFIBUS PITC and PROFINET PICC; PI Brazil continues to drive PROFIBUS and PROFINET adoption; and much more...

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