PROFINET Commander runs as a PROFINET I/O controller (conformance class B, real time – RT) on a PC with an easy to use graphical user interface. With PROFINET Commander, users can test and build a PROFINET network and quickly connect I/O Devices without PLC programming.


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  • Configuration information
  • I/O data
  • Parameters
  • Diagnostics and alarms
  • Read inputs from the devices
  • Change the output data on the I/O devices
  • Browse the network
  • Set names and IP addresses
  • Flash LEDs and reset to factory settings

Users gain the ability to test and set up a PROFINET IO Device, test wiring (I/O Checking) and/or systems from their PC before putting into production. For developers of PROFINET I/O devices, the added benefit of using the tool is simple testing of their product for correct operation and diagnostic functionality prior to PROFINET certification testing and final product release.

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Latest Release: PROFINET Commander V5.1.0.8 [Aug 2022]

  • Windows 11 (32/64 bit) support added
  • WinPcap has been replaced with Npcap – NOTE that WPcap will be removed with installer and NPcap loaded (silent install)
  • Minor fixes (GUI) for License manager, records License status is now displayed in License management window
  • Fixed import of certain I-device configurations (Siemens 1200/1500)