Cisco Systems selects Softing’s PROFINET stack to enhance Cisco’s IE 3000 Series Switch family with PROFINET I/O capabilities. Softing’s software was chosen for its flexibility for being embedded into Cisco’s demanding runtime environment while satisfying Cisco’s quality and performance requirements, says the company. The Softing protocol stack offers a unique design feature that merges all hardware and operating system dependencies into one, easy-to-modify flexible porting layer. Software engineers do not need touch the actual PROFINET implementation, as it is completely independent from the porting layer. The main benefit of this setup is the “clean” separation for future firmware maintenance. The Cisco® Industrial Ethernet 3000 Series Switches provide a rugged, secure switching infrastructure for harsh environments. PROFINET I/O in Cisco switches allows seamless integration with factory management tools and enables real-time automation in modular and distributed systems.
Softing North America, Inc.