Great news for PROFINET!
“Resilient Automation Network Infrastructure
The Connected Factory – PROFINET solution provides a perfect match between the PROFINET protocol and an MRP-based resilient network architecture. PROFINET-based industrial automation applications are time sensitive; network services, applications, devices, and equipment are each dependent upon command and control traffic delivery within very tight time constraints for network-induced delay. …
The Cisco Connected Factory – PROFINET solution defines a resilient network architecture for industrial automation applications and devices running on the plant floor, utilizing the MRP protocol as the ring’s state-aware protocol. Each of the validated PROFINET architectures consists of industrial automation devices, such as robots, sensors, actuators, and drives…”