Press Conference in Germany
The German trade press was invited to a press conference on June 20, 2007. Representatives of PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) informed more than 20 journalists in detail about the latest trends and achievements of PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link.
Edgar Küster, Chairman of PI, reported on the succesful market growth of PROFIBUS. PROFIBUS cracked the 20 million barrier and affirms its market ledadership. The doubling of installed nodes from 10 to 20 million as announced at the beginning of 2004 and predicted to occur by the end of 2007 was already achieved in April 2007, i.e. 8 months earlier than planned.
News concerning the latest developments of PROFINET in process automation, the new version of the PROFIBUS PA profile, IO-Link and FDI (Field Devive Integration) followed.