World News (Issue 63)

By 25 March 2014

Embedded World

Embedded World opened its doors in Nuremberg, Germany recently and PI was part of it. The booth included how to use and implement the technology. And the booth was busy! In seemingly endless discussions we explained how vendors can leverage PROFINET in their products. There are many options. Today you don’t have to adapt your hardware to the protocol; you pick the right solution for your system or device. The choices are wide: specialized ASICs, multi-protocol chips, boards, modules, and software stacks. All are available from multiple sources so you have plenty of options, and each has particular benefits.

Hanover Fair

Hanover Fair, one of the biggest fairs world-wide for industrial automation, takes place from 7th-11th April 2014.
For the fourth time PI will participate in the Field Communication Lounge, a joint booth supported by leading networking organizations, which this year has added the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute as the 6th organization to participate.

On the joint booth there will more than 80 exhibitors showing their products and services. The PI focus is on integration. A PROFIBUS PA live demo will demonstrate the trend-setting topic of PROFINET as a solution for process automation.

Further, a huge multi-vendor demo is showing the broad range of PROFINET, PROFIdrive, PROFIenergy and PROFIsafe products from various manufacturers. There will be live presentations in the on-booth Forum between 10:00 and 15:30 hrs.

• DATES: April 7th-11th
• BOOTH: Hall 9, Booth 68


PROCENTEC is relocating its headquarters in the Netherlands. The building was designed especially for PROCENTEC. The building has training rooms and advanced research/development and production departments. PROCENTEC


Bernd Lieberth, Chairman of PI South East Asia, is supporting PROFIBUS Australia with a technical seminar held in Sydney, March 25th. AUSTRALIA


To help Chinese device manufacturers understand and use PROFINET PI-China held a 2-day Developer Workshop in Nanjing. Training was provided for 20 customers from 10 companies. The following day, PI-China held a 1-day technical workshop, with 100 participants. CHINA

For more details visit the international edition of PROFINEWS.