Membership within the EtherCAT Expertise Group continues to develop throughout the twentieth anniversary 12 months of EtherCAT: lately, ETG surpassed the 7,000 member mark with the addition of Picture Engineering. With greater than 400 new members yearly since 2014, the ETG will not be solely the most important fieldbus group on the earth, but in addition the quickest rising.
Primarily based in Baltimore, Picture Engineering designs, builds and integrates particular results techniques for the world of reside leisure. They supply laser, atmospheric, lighting and pyrotechnic results to purchasers starting from NFL groups to artists similar to Metallica, Woman Gaga, and BTS to create unforgettable visible experiences.
“At Picture Engineering, we use EtherCAT to facilitate quick, dependable management of our particular results techniques in everlasting set up settings,” stated Shep Dick, Growth Engineer at Picture Engineering. “EtherCAT permits us to implement distant configuration of our gear and real-time suggestions which provides our management techniques an enormous benefit in comparison with conventional leisure business management protocols. As well as, Failsafe over EtherCAT permits us to include crucial components of our particular results models, the security techniques, into the identical cabling and software program we use for community management. The versatile topologies and interoperability of EtherCAT-based applied sciences give us the adaptability and reliability we have to effectively combine our particular results techniques.”
“EtherCAT has a really sturdy place within the leisure business, particularly in the USA,” added Martin Rostan, Government Director of the EtherCAT Expertise Group. “In case you go to a present in Las Vegas, an enormous pop or rock live performance, a competition or a theme park, you might be very prone to encounter stage gear and particular results techniques managed by EtherCAT.”
About two-thirds of ETG member corporations are producers of EtherCAT units, with customers and universities making up the remainder. In response to the statutes, people are solely accepted as honorary members.
When wanting on the worldwide distribution of ETG member corporations, the excessive distribution in Asia is especially putting. Greater than 2,500 members come from China, Taiwan, Japan or and Korea. Total, greater than 40% of the members are from Asia. These figures present that EtherCAT expertise has absolutely arrived in Asia.
The variety of nations with ETG members additionally continues to extend. Just lately ETG welcomed corporations from Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Oman, so ETG now has members from 72 nations.
One other milestone in ETG’s success story occurred final 12 months when membership in Europe alone exceeded 3,000.
The membership improvement displays the unfold and worldwide success of EtherCAT expertise. It’s largely because of the high quality of the EtherCAT expertise itself, but in addition to the excellent help and data provided by the ETG, to which members have limitless entry.