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Driver/Development Package enhances Profinet controllers.

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April 15, 2014 - Profinet driver for controller applications addresses development of PC-based automation solutions for series machine manufacturing. Delivered as source code, driver utilizes Ethernet interface and facilitates implementation of individual Profinet communication solutions on standard PC. Also suitable for standard OSs, driver is configured via open XML interface, supports Profinet with real time (RT), and achieves cycle times of as little as 1 msec when using RTOS.

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Original Press Release

Development Package for Profinet Controllers

Press release date: April 7, 2014

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its offer for the development of PC-based automation solutions for series machine manufacturing with a Profinet driver for controller applications. With the driver, which is delivered as source code, it is easy for the user to implement individual Profinet communication solutions on a standard PC, for networking machines in a production line, for example. No special hardware is required for this communication solution since the driver utilizes the conventional Ethernet interface to be found on standard PCs. The Profinet driver is also suitable for standard operating systems and is configured via an open XML interface. Engineering tools such as the TIA Portal (Totally Integrated Automation) can provide support for the user here. The new driver supports Profinet with real time (RT) and achieves cycle times of as little as 1 ms when using a realtime operating system.

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its offer for the development of PC-based automation solutions for series machine manufacturing with a Profinet driver for controller applications.

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Gerhard Stauß, phone: +49 911 895 7945
E-mail: gerhard.stauss@siemens.com

This press release and a press picture are available at www.siemens.com/press/pi/I2014042310e

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