IDA, PNO 'talking' to each other

IDA president Martin Müller and PNO chairman Edgar Küster told a joint press conference at the recent Hannover Fair 2002 that their groups were collaborating on "technical subjects of mutual interest for Ethernet-based communication solutions." Both the Interface for Distributed Automation (IDA) group and Profibus Nutzerorganisation (PNO) are working on real...

06/01/2002


IDA president Martin Müller and PNO chairman Edgar Küster told a joint press conference at the recent Hannover Fair 2002 that their groups were collaborating on "technical subjects of mutual interest for Ethernet-based communication solutions."

Both the Interface for Distributed Automation (IDA) group and Profibus Nutzerorganisation (PNO) are working on real-time Ethernet TCP/IP and Internet-based automation concepts, and state they will introduce their respective solutions, IDA and Profinet, to the market sometime in 2002.

"This largely identical course of action enables the two groups to work together pragmatically with substantial benefits to both," states their joint announcement, which adds they are now "pursuing the common goal of minimizing differences among solutions and of preventing further divergence among standards through early coordination."

The two initial areas of cooperation were identified as "device integration" and "plug-and-work." The two organizations added that combined IDA/PNO working groups planned to start working on these areas after Hannover Fair 2002, and that they expect to present initial results in September 2002. Besides the working groups, IDA and PNO add they will also meet jointly to make decisions "concerning a further common course of action."

Meanwhile, the device integration group will concentrate on defining a common standard that adheres to the IEC's "Device Profile Guidelines." Its mandate is to "standardize the scaling capabilities in device integration based on existing description tools, such as XML, DD, and DTM." The plug-and-work will develop specifications for automatic address allocation by a central DHCP server, as well as manual address allocation by engineering tools based on "Discovery and Basic Configuration."





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
Detecting security breaches: Forensic invenstigations depend on knowing your networks inside and out; Wireless workers; Opening robotic control; Product exclusive: Robust encoders
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.