Milestones in the history of port

  • 2015 25 years port GmbH - 25 years of embedded communication technology
  • 2014 port has a very successful year - industrial Ethernet technologies become increasingly successful
  • 2013 port gets the credit certificate CrefoCert awarded by Creditreform - Rating A +
  • 2011 port is "Certified Partner" from Belden / Hirschmann
  • port expanded its product range in the field "embedded Ethernet Stack" – Solutions
  • new CEO at port: Dietmar R. Franke
  • The company is being reorganized and focused on growth
  • OEM Business is growing continously
  • 2010 port expanded its product range in the field of industrial communication technology like PROFINET, EtherCAT und EtherNet/IP
  • continue to expand the field of OEM, the hardware development is added
  • 2009 port becomes a member of PI (Profibus International)
  • new shareholders of port – Marcus Tangermann and Christian Bornschein take over the companie port
  • 2008 EthernetIP™ solution for standard MAC controllers and port's FPGA based MAC solution
  • 2007 The first VHDL implementations of an EPL Hub and an Ethernet MAC controller were presented on the "Embedded World"
  • Reference Design of an FPGA based all-purpose communication module
  • 2006 port releases the complete software tool chain for Ethernet POWERLINK
  • 2005 member of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG)
  • first software tools for EPL available at port
  • first Source Code Library for Ethernet POWERLINk is provided
  • 2004 port becomes a member of EPSG (ETHERNET Powerlink Standardization Group)
  • 2002 exhibitor at the first Embedded World in Nuremberg, since this annual participation of port
  • 2000 port is a member of IAONA (Industrial Automation Open Networking Alliance)
  • port introduces the first Ethernet/CANopen gateway based on an Embedded Linux at the Hanover Fair
  • 1999 port is certified to ISO 9001:2000
  • complete CANopen software tool chain available
  • 1996 first CANopen Source Code Library available
  • 1994 first time and since this regularly participation of port in the iCC (international CAN Conference)
  • first time exhibitor at the Hanover Fair Industry
  • 1993 first time participation at the SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg and since that port participates in this fair every year
  • 1992 port is a member of CAN in Automation e.V. (CiA)
  • 1990 formation of the company port GmbH in Halle/Saale Founder: Heinz-Jürgen Oertel and Hartmut Tietz

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