New version of PROFIsafe starter kit

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A new version 3.4 of the PROFIsafe starter kit reflects the present status of the PROFIsafe profile Version 2.4, as detailed in the international standard IEC 61784-3-3.

Version 2.4 of PROFIsafe contains a few important add-ons in the area of engineering. In addition, it now satisfies a range of user requests, such as multi-instance capability and variable process data during runtime. The new version of the PROFIsafe starter kit, which is available for immediate order, takes these additions into account.

As well as all the Profibus and Profinet specifications required for development, the starter kit contains the source files for the PROFIsafe driver software (PSD) and a detailed implementation manual in English and German. Furthermore, it provides several CRC (cyclic redundancy check) tools and aids for creation of GSD files with safety-related parameters. Sample adaptations of the PSD to commonly used Profibus and Profinet stacks assist users in performing adaptations. Special slow-motion monitors allow the PROFIsafe protocol sequences to be observed in slow motion.

A completely new feature is the support for the iPar-Server (an option for storage and reloading of individual safety parameters) and the TCI interface. The CD-Rom contains example applications for both Profibus and Profinet that guide users step-by-step when getting started with PROFIsafe.

For further information on the starter kit, as well as information on how to order, go to the new PROFIsafe homepage at and click the button in the top right-hand corner.

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