• Open standard for automation, based on Industrial Ethernet.

  • High performance thanks to data rates of 100 Mbps and more.

  • Flexible topologies such as line, star, tree and ring structures permit greater scalability of the redundancy and raise the level of availability.

  • Maximum protection of investment thanks to the simple integration of existing fieldbus systems and network architectures.

  • Step-by-step transition from PROFIBUS to PROFINET.

  • Secure transmission of standard and safety-related data on one bus cable.

  • Simple installation, due partly to the use of the Siemens FastConnect installation system.

  • Convenient installation of devices through the automatic assignment of names in the system.