Whitepapers Outline PROFINET Technology, Applications

June 1, 2009
PI packs everything you need to know about PROFINET in its two new whitepapers—a 52-page system description document and a context overview whitepaper of market statistics and applications. Read on for more info and how to download.
Two new technology papers are now available from PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) that provide system description and context for PROFINET, an industrial Ethernet solution for automation and information management.The 52-page “PROFINET System Description” document covers all technical aspects of PROFINET. If you need a better understanding of PROFINET and already have a basic grasp of Ethernet then this document will go a long way towards explaining its full capabilities and providing a good introduction to what PROFINET can do for you.Chapter highlights include “PROFINET at-a-glance,” IO basics and controllers, diagnostics, IRT communications, redundancy, PROFINET for process applications, fieldbus and Web integration, and network installation, among others.The “PROFINET System Description,” which is available in English, German, French, Japanese, Swedish, Chinese and Polish, can be downloaded free of charge by clicking here.PROFINET in ActionIf you would like a bit less technical stuff but are more interested in the benefits of PROFINET, then download the whitepaper, “PROFINET in Context.” This new document contains an easy-to-digest overview of the all-encompassing Ethernet solution for automation. The whitepaper discusses the latest market statistics before moving on to describe recent successful applications. A list of the unique reasons why PROFINET is successful is also provided. This is a must-read for anyone interested in Industrial Ethernet.Download the “PROFINET in Context” whitepaper by clicking here.

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