PI publishes two new strategy documents

PI publishes two new strategy documents

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) publishes two new white papers



With two new white papers on the positioning of PROFIBUS and PROFINET, PI sheds light on the sustainability of its technologies.


The white paper ?Strategic Overview: PROFIBUS + PROFINET? elaborates on both the advan-tages of PROFIBUS and PROFINET and their synergies, when both systems are employed in one application. PROFIBUS continues to be the undisputed market leader on a global scale. Due to the broad installed basis and the extensive experience with PROFIBUS, PROFINET will rep-licate its success. Alongside the functionalities that were established with PROFIBUS, PROFI-NET offers additional features such as the use of wireless technology ? even while simultane-ously employing safety-related communications. One of the most critical success factors is the investment protection for the user: PROFINET seamlessly integrates all currently existing field-bus systems, and thus relies on the largest basis installed worldwide.


In the white paper ?Enhancing the High Performance of PROFINET?, the performance capabili-ties of PROFINET are specified. The project ?Real-Time Ethernet in the Sensor/Actor Network-ing?, which is promoted by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), examined the potential of state-of-the-art real-time Ethernet systems. The project has come to the conclu-sion that today PROFINET already represents the most efficient Ethernet system for virtually all applications.


Both white papers are available in English language for free download at the PI website (

By: Weber