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PROFINET IO Conformance Classes



The scope of functions supported by PROFINET IO is clearly divided into conformance classes/application classes. This document aims to simplify the decision-making criteria and, therefore, the necessary scope of available functions for plant operators using PROFINET IO. By defining a CC, users can make selections regarding field devices and bus components, being sure that they share a defined set of minimum features. This is a major step in ensuring the interoperability of all field devices involved in communication.

Version: 1.1
Order No.: 7.042
Language: English

Der Funktionsumfang von PROFINET IO ist übersichtlich in ´Conformance Classes´/ Applikationsklassen eingeteilt. Ziel des vorliegenden Dokumentes ist es, die Entscheidungskriterien und damit den benötigten Funktionsumfang für Anlagenbetreiber beim Einsatz von PROFINET IO zu vereinfachen. Durch die Festlegung einer CC kann der Anwender eine Auswahl von Feldgeräten und Buskomponenten treffen, die eindeutig definierte Mindesteigenschaften besitzen. Dies ist ein wichtiger Schritt, die Interoperabilität aller an der Kommunikation beteiligten Feldgeräte sicherzustellen.

Version: 1.1
Order No.: 7.041
Language: Deutsch

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License for supply of Specifications

Licensee acquires this license solely from PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V., having its principal place of business in Karlsruhe, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Licensor”).

1. Specifications

1.1 Subject of this license agreement is each technical specification issued by the Licensor, in electronic form (hereinafter referred to as “SPECIFICATION”). Software is provided in object code only.

1.2 The SPECIFICATION distributed hereby has been developed by members of the Licensor. Licensor hereby notifies Licensee that the SPECIFICATION is not an industrial standard acknowledged by any standardization body or otherwise and may be further enhanced.

2. Rights and Duties of Licensee

2.1 Licensor hereby grants to Licensee the right to use the SPECIFICATION exclusively for developing and supporting products compliant with the SPECIFICATION. Licensee may copy the SPECIFICATION for this purpose and for data backup purposes.

2.2 Licensee shall not be entitled to modify, decompile, reverse engineer or extract any individual parts of the SPECIFICATION, unless this is permitted by mandatory copyright law. Furthermore, Licensee shall not be entitled to remove any alphanumeric identifiers, trademarks or copyright notices from the SPECIFICATION and, insofar as Licensee is entitled to make copies of the SPECIFICATION, Licensee shall copy them without alteration.

2.2 Licensee shall not be entitled to publish, market or distribute the SPECIFICATION. However, Licensee shall be entitled to transfer the right to use the SPECIFICATION granted to it to a third party, provided that Licensee concludes a written agreement with the third party in conformance with all of the conditions contained in this Section 2 and on the proviso that Licensee does not retain any copies of the SPECIFICATION.

3. Liability of Licensor

3.1 Licensor shall have no obligation to enhance the SPECIFICATION and shall assume no liability in case the SPECIFICATION or future versions thereof shall not be approved as an industrial standard.

3.2 The SPECIFICATION is delivered free of charge "as-is” to all members of the Licensor. Any liability and warranty for the SPECIFICATION - irrespective of the legal reason therefore - e.g. as to quality or title, its correctness, absence of defects, absence of claims of third party rights or in relation to its completeness and/or fitness for any specific purpose is excluded.
The Licensor is not liable for damages due to the use of the SPECIFICATION or for damages which have been caused by the design of hardware or software according to the information provided within the SPECIFICATION. Any liability for consequential, special or indirect damages including, but not limited to, loss of profit, loss of use and business interruption, regardless of the theory of law, are excluded.

3.3 The aforesaid exclusion of liability shall not apply as far as there is a legally binding liability, e.g. under product liability legislation, in cases of intent, of gross negligence, of injury of life, body or health or wilful hiding of a defect, or due to violation of major contractual obligations. However, liability for damages arising from the violation of major contractual obligations shall be limited to the foreseeable damage normally covered by a contract, unless in cases of intent or gross negligence. No change in the burden of proof to the detriment of Licensee is involved by the aforesaid provision.

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20/07/2011 PNIO-CCs_7042_V11_Mar11.pdf pdf 650 KB
20/07/2011 PNIO-CCs_7041_v11_Mar11.pdf pdf 647 KB