PROFINET Certifications Highlight Rise of Industrial Ethernet

Despite abundant resistance from engineers across industry in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ethernet has since clearly become the industrial network of choice. This transition may have been lead by the fact that keeping production operations totally isolated is no longer a viable choice in an extremely connected world. But the trend toward Ethernet has been maintained by the fact that Ethernet is an exceedingly viable and reliable network.