Create a connector for Profinet
Profinet is an industrial protocol which communicates over Ethernet. It offers a number of desirable features and functionalities which many of our customers find, or will find as the protocol becomes more widespread, very useful for collecting data from their industrial devices.
Steve Edwards commented
Value would be similar to what we see with hart/ip. Field devices have lots of dark data that we can exploit. Dark because of cost to connect to scada.
Nate Anderson commented
Customers doing higher speed operations like filling suites need something faster than OPC - this is of the protocols that they support