Expanded High Availability Control Platform Includes PROFINET
GE Intelligent Platforms’ PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET System enables companies with mission critical applications across a broad range of industries including power, transportation, water and wastewater, mining and oil and gas to maximize uptime, capitalize on flexible configurations no matter the distance between CPUs and I/O drops and use their own intelligence for faster decision-making. The new system’s high availability architecture includes PROFINET communications to lower total cost of ownership and simplify configuration, maintenance and operation of mission critical facilities and operations.
PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET provides a single point of connect for system configuration. All remote I/O nodes, whether they are 100 meters or up to 10kms from the controllers, can be configured from one central location. With built-in Ethernet switches and built in media conversion, the solution provides for point-to-point plug-in connectivity. Users can employ their cable of choice on a node-by-node basis based on the environment and distance. The system’s name based configuration allows a user to set up a system and mirror it with a command to the second CPU.