The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has awarded Dr. Michael Franke, Mr. Hans-Peter Otto and Mr. Ludwig Winkel with the IEC?s prestigious ?1906 Award?. PROFINEWS 57 reports about PROFIBUS and PROFINET Standardization:


Successful standardization activities strongly depend on the drive of the persons involved. The ?1906 Award? honours IEC technical experts around the world by recognizing exceptional and recent achievements which contribute in a significant way to advancing the work of the Commission.


Michael Franke has been closely involved in PROFIdrive standardization in TC22; Hans-Peter Otto has been active regarding the standardization of automation technologies in TC65; Ludwig Winkel has been lobbying for PROFIBUS and PROFINET in TC65?s standardization projects for communication technologies.


The PI Board, on behalf of the PI community, congratulates Michael Franke, Hans-Peter Otto and Ludwig Winkel and thanks them, and all other PROFIBUS and PROFINET standardization experts, for their active support of PI?s technologies.


International standardization contributes significantly to the rapid distribution of technical knowledge and innovations. Today?s technology innovations occur at ever shorter intervals so standards need to be developed fast in response. PI considers representation on standardization bodies an important task and has been delegating experts to standardization bodies since the beginning.

By: Mayer