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Value-added Functions

PROFINET offers value-added functions such as parallel TCP/IP communication, large configuration limits, and high speed. The diagnostics are best-in-class, topology views enable uncomplicated documentation, and error location is facilitated. 

Device Integration

PROFINET Device Integration

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Device Development

Every device development project undergoes a product development cycle. PI itself as well as a number of its member companies can provide you with comprehensive information and support.  Detailed information and contacts are in the brochure “Easy way to PROFINET“.


To familiarize yourself with PROFINET, you can take advantage of available consulting services, books, brochures, and training in the form of classes, seminars and workshops targeted at manufacturers.  A comprehensive collection of tips are in the brochure “Recommendation for Design and Implementation of PROFINET Devices.” 

Device Certification

To ensure interoperability and conformity of field devices from different manufacturers, device certification by an accredited test laboratory is mandatory for PROFINET. As a result, end customers are guaranteed a high level of plant availability and the risk of cost-intensive service calls is significantly reduced for you as a device manufacturer.


However, the PI community can also tackle more extensive innovations, such as those to be expected in the context of Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things. Since it complies completely with the Ethernet Standards, PROFINET provides a first-class starting point from which to face the future.


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