"GE Intelligent Platforms Selects PROFINET as Flagship Network" Automation.com


Bernie Anger, General Manager of Control and Communication Systems at GE Intelligent Platforms, discussed why they have adopted PROFINET for their PAC (Programmable Automation Controller) portfolio at the 17th Annual PI North America General Assembly Meeting in October, 2011.    Anger addressed the obvious question first - Why would GE want to adopt a technology closely associated with Siemens who they compete with in a number of industries including health care equipment, water treatment, turbines, and wind mills? His answer - GE understands the value of partnering with solid technology partners and, after detailed study, they decided the PROFINET technology and organization was the best choice for GE Intelligent Platforms.