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Communication Configurator

Universal Configuration Software for Industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus Networks

The Communication Configurator allows for easy configuration and commissioning of PROFINET and Foundation™ fieldbus (FF) networks. It is designed for working with products including Softing Industrial’s PROFINET Controller respectively Foundation™ fieldbus stack.


Fast Configuration Setting and Verification via Online Access

  • Windows-based tool with graphical user interface supporting extensive PROFINET and Foundation fieldbus configuration
  • Easy assignment of device properties via online access
  • Functional advantages like check of offline configuration against devices detected online
  • Early identification of discrepancies between offline configuration and real network situation
  • Integration of detected PROFINET network devices into existing configuration using station scans

Various Approaches to Network Configuration

  • Creation of device library by inserting and deleting device GSDML files as basis for configuration tasks
  • Access using various filter criteria
  • Division of major projects into multiple segments for easier handling, e.g. by supporting nested network structure
  • Support of offline and online configuration

Support of Application and Protocol Stack Integration for PROFINET Environment

  • Storage of configuration data in binary format for processing by other applications and transfer to Softing protocol software
  • Adaptation of I/O mapping implementation to individual engineering tool and application needs

Order information

Scope of Delivery 
SoftwareCommunication Configurator
DocumentationTutorial, detailed user interface description in electronic format (PDF, CHM)



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