TCI: TOOL CALLING INTERFACE
PI has completed the TCI (Tool Calling Interface specification after less than a year of development work.
With TCI, PI has defined the interface for a range of device and automation-system tools, thus supporting standardized communications with field devices over network boundaries.
TCI is a manufacturer-independent interface for engineering, for PROFIBUS and PROFINET devices. The TCI specification can be downloaded (free of charge for PI members) from the PI Website. Read more in PROFINEWS:
Find out more about TCI by attending PI's half-day TCI Developers' Workshop on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in Karlsruhe, Germany. Topics will be:
For more information on the TCI Workshop, email to: