Westermo provides advice on Profibus and Profinet

04 April 2008

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Alan Bollard, the Managing Director of Westermo Data Communications, will be on hand throughout the forthcoming Profibus and Profinet User Conference to provide expert industrial data communications advice to help end users get more from Profibus and Profinet networks.

Westermo is a leading expert in data communications including industrial Ethernet, SHDSL, wireless Ethernet, radio and fibre optics, and is well placed to explain the considerations that must be given to such topics as transmission reliability, network security, environmental protection, antenna design, bandwidth and latency.

Bollard states: “We have supported Profibus technology for over ten years and our vast experience with other industrial communication areas such as Ethernet and wireless has now placed us in the ideal position to advice end users how best to transmit their Profibus data over longer distances and/or using existing cabling.”

Westermo will demonstrate the use of Profibus DP communications over a fibre optic ring on its exhibition stand and will have a range of products on display including the latest Profibus DP copper-to-fibre converters, Profibus serial adapters, fieldbus couplers with an incorporated Profibus DP master, and industrial Ethernet switches/converters that can be used for Profinet applications.

The free exhibition, which takes place on 24-25 June 2008 at Stratford Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, supports a strong conference programme featuring application-oriented technical sessions and hands-on workshops. These are presented by technology experts, experienced users and systems builders, drawn from a wide variety of application areas.

Delegates can choose to attend streams or just the presentations specific to their industry. There will also be time to take in the installation workshops and visit the exhibition. To download a Profibus and Profinet User Conference reservation form go to

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