The encyclopedia explains the major technical terms used to describe the technologies for the future markets of today, tomorrow and beyond. From A as in app to M as in MEMS right through to Z as in ZigBee.

Private Cloud

A standardised Cloud environment controlled and operated by a company itself. It is available exclusively to the company’s employees and partners.


Profinet is a universal concept devised by the German Profibus user organisation PNO for the homogeneous integration of Profibus into the IT environment.

Public Cloud

IT environment operated by an IT service provider. Users access resources over the Internet and share a virtualised infrastructure.