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This section is mainly for the media, and includes press releases from PI and the PI Community in general.  For local press releases please go to the individual pages of each PROFIBUS & PROFINET organization.

23.11.2016
IO-Link sets store by quality
23.11.2016
Process protection by means of Asset Management with PROFINET
23.11.2016
PI Conference 2017 – Network of the future
23.11.2016
First results on the way to Industrie 4.0 with PROFINET
23.11.2016
Start for new PA Profile 4.0
23.11.2016
Quality of PROFINET at a high level
04.11.2016
More international than ever!
11.10.2016
Symposium on the topic of Ethernet in process automation
11.08.2016
FDI – Ready to Use
20.06.2016
All-embracing Plugfest of the PROFINET community
25.04.2016
PI Conference to shape the "Production of Tomorrow"
25.04.2016
Changing of the guard for IO-Link
25.04.2016
Unabated IO-Link success in the field
25.04.2016
The installed base of PI technologies in the market remains at a high level
25.04.2016
PROFINET and TSN close ranks through Industrie 4.0
06.04.2016
New PI Recommendation: The easy way to PROFINET
04.04.2016
Catching the Process Fieldbus
22.03.2016
The network of PI technologies
09.03.2016
PI strengthens its presence in the German language economic region
29.01.2016
PI to start encoder certification
21.01.2016
Become a „Certified PROFIsafe Designer“
18.01.2016
PROFIsafe is first national safety standard in China
14.01.2016
IO-Link User Workshops
14.01.2016
Successful year for IO-Link
23.11.2015
PI and OPC Foundation to intensify cooperation on Industrie 4.0
23.11.2015
PROFINET – The backbone for Industrie 4.0
23.11.2015
First PROFINET controller with ASIC for IRT available
23.11.2015
Industrial communication for the process industry in the context of Industrie 4.0
23.11.2015
CLPA and PI to cooperate for a transparent network infrastructure
05.10.2015
What’s new at the PI joint booth
25.09.2015
100th member joins IO-Link member community
14.08.2015
PROFINET to become the solution platform of process automation
02.07.2015
Successful Plugfest for the PROFINET community
15.06.2015
Higher performance for the process industry with PROFINET
15.06.2015
PI technologies in process automation on the ascent
15.06.2015
PI technologies enable innovation for Industry 4.0
13.04.2015
Interoperability assured
13.04.2015
New member of the PI family
13.04.2015
“The right decision”
13.04.2015
IO-Link arrives in the field
30.03.2015
Learn to fly with PROFINET
13.03.2015
Impressive node counts in anniversary year
12.03.2015
The right decision for 25 years
19.02.2015
New PROFINET book: “Industrial communication with PROFINET”
14.01.2015
PROFINET checklist for acceptance tests
24.11.2014
PROFIsafe – in tune with the times
24.11.2014
Easy task for device manufacturers
24.11.2014
PROFINET perfect for machine building
24.11.2014
PI relies on FDI for integration technology
24.11.2014
PI Conference puts the focus on users
24.11.2014
Successful in China with PROFIBUS and PROFINET
07.10.2014
News on the PI Booth
19.09.2014
PROFINET is a Chinese national standard
23.07.2014
PROFINET IRT Plugfest a complete success
09.07.2014
100th Meeting of the Advisory Board
26.06.2014
IO-Link on the path to success
07.04.2014
Interoperability thanks to continuous certification
07.04.2014
PROFINET and PROFIsafe – The perfect match
07.04.2014
PROFINET developer community to meet at Plugfest in Düsseldorf
07.04.2014
Condition monitoring for PI technologies
07.04.2014
PI technologies for process automation
25.11.2013
PI focuses on apps
25.11.2013
Opening up new fields of application for PROFINET
25.11.2013
Drive technology with PROFIBUS and PROFINET is ideally positioned
25.11.2013
IO-Link is IEC Specification
25.11.2013
PROFINET IRT in Ethernet Switch
25.11.2013
FDI Specification completed – optimal support of PROFIBUS devices
06.11.2013
Interoperability workshop for IO-Link devices
04.11.2013
Industrial communication – easier than ever before
21.10.2013
Record IO-Link participation
28.06.2013
IO-Link: the path is clear for broad application
27.05.2013
New web-based training for PROFIsafe
08.04.2013
Maximum performance with standard Ethernet Controller
08.04.2013
IMS Research sees PROFINET and PROFIsafe in leading position
05.04.2013
50th PI Competence Center established
06.03.2013
PI to host booth at Hanover Fair 2013
06.03.2013
PI technologies penetrate the markets
06.02.2013
Field Communication Lounge at 2013 Hannover Messe
18.01.2013
IO-Link with new presence
28.11.2012
PI Conference - Contents and Program
28.11.2012
Emerson strengthens its range of PROFIBUS PA solutions
28.11.2012
Implementing PROFIdrive in the shortest time thanks to precertified source code
28.11.2012
New “Drive Technology with PROFINET” white paper
28.11.2012
PROFIenergy performs in practice
28.11.2012
PA Profile for PROFINET
05.11.2012
See a live demonstration of energy saving with PROFIenergy
15.10.2012
Everything you need to know about PROFIBUS
02.07.2012
Karsten Schneider new PI Chairman
19.06.2012
FDI Cooperation LLC Progresses toward an International Standard
01.06.2012
Leading Field Communication Organizations Announce Field Communication Lounge at ACHEMA 2012 International Trade Fair
19.04.2012
PI Conference 2013 “Integration and Diagnostics”
13.03.2012
Successful standardization in Korea
13.03.2012
Web-based training for PROFINET
13.03.2012
Statement Henning Sandfort, Siemens AG: PROFINET technology from Siemens enables a cycle time of 31.25 µs
13.03.2012
Statement Joerg Freitag, PI Chairman: PROFINET for all applications
13.03.2012
PROFINET to demonstrate high speed at Hanover Fair
13.03.2012
Networking pays off
23.02.2012
Leading Field Communication Organizations Announce Field Communication Lounge at 2012 International Trade Shows
23.11.2011
500th PROFINET Certificate Awarded to GE
23.11.2011
PROFINET continues to extend its leading position
23.11.2011
Comprehensive PROFINET integration in the new netX
23.11.2011
Texas Instruments integrates PROFIBUS and PROFINET
21.11.2011
PROFIenergy - the automatic start/stop system for industry
21.11.2011
White paper “Potential of PROFIenergy” available
28.09.2011
FDI Cooperation, LLC: A New Company for a Single Common Integration Technology is founded
03.08.2011
Simplified Wireless Communication
06.07.2011
PI Middle East officially established
08.04.2011
PI Germany hosts Interbus technology
01.04.2011
PROFINET tester expanded to include IRT
01.04.2011
Study confirms significant potential savings through PROFIenergy
01.04.2011
Prof. Klasen joins the Board of Directors of PI Germany
01.04.2011
Accelerated growth of PROFINET and PROFIsafe
01.04.2011
New executive team at PI Germany
01.04.2011
Tiger Chip speeds up PROFINET
03.03.2011
Enhancements relating to EDDL
24.02.2011
PROFIdrive for everyone
22.11.2010
PROFINET tools available free of charge
22.11.2010
PROFIBUS PA Profile V3.02 has passed the field test
22.11.2010
Certification for PROFIenergy finalized
22.11.2010
Successful standardization activities in China
22.11.2010
PROFINET in process automation
22.11.2010
IO-Link on the way to becoming an international IEC standard
02.07.2010
PROFIBUS Planning Guideline available
15.03.2010
Statements of PROFINET technology providers
15.03.2010
PI Press Conference on March 15, 2010 in Germany Statements of the guest speakers
14.03.2010
PROFINET - Open technology
14.03.2010
Successful start of new RPAs in India and Spain
14.03.2010
PROFIenergy - Next step
14.03.2010
Certification concept for PROFINET broadened
14.03.2010
Field testing of PROFIBUS PA Profile V3.02
14.03.2010
Healthy growth for PROFIBUS and PROFINET
12.03.2010
IO-Link – Fit for the future
12.03.2010
IMS Research Estimates Top Position for PROFINET
25.11.2009
Profile for Identification Systems for PROFINET available
25.11.2009
Certification for PA Profile V3.02 available
25.11.2009
PROFIenergy ensures energy efficiency
25.11.2009
PROFINET user workshops started
25.11.2009
Anniversary book published “PROFIBUS – 20 years of standards in practice”
12.11.2009
Suppliers unified for field device integration
06.10.2009
PROFIBUS&PROFINET International Participates In ISA 104 EDDL Booth At ISA EXPO 2009 In Houston
23.07.2009
PI organization on course for growth worldwide
13.07.2009
PROFIBUS supports PROLIST
12.05.2009
FDI Project Team Achieves Development Milestones
20.04.2009
PI publishes white paper "PROFINET in Context"
20.04.2009
New PROFINET basic information
20.04.2009
ARC white paper: High availability & functional safety in PROFIBUS systems in PA
12.03.2009
Node growth exceeds expectations
12.03.2009
Wireless Communication for Sensors and Actuators in Factory Automation
12.03.2009
Installation Guideline for PROFINET Available
12.03.2009
New Software for EDD Engineering Tools
12.03.2009
PROFINET supports Energy Management
23.02.2009
Wireless Cooperation Team Marks Progress toward a Common Wireless Interface
26.11.2008
F-Host Certification Available for PROFIsafe
26.11.2008
New PROFIsafe Starter Kit
26.11.2008
NAMUR Working Group 2.6 "Fieldbus"
26.11.2008
PI Conference "Excellence in Automation"
26.11.2008
10 Years of PROFIsafe
26.11.2008
Performance with PROFINET
05.11.2008
FDI Team Achieves Development Milestones
05.08.2008
PI Conference: Call for Papers
25.07.2008
Conformance Class B certification available
03.07.2008
We just raised the bar: 25 million PROFIBUS nodes installed worldwide
03.07.2008
Joerg Freitag new PI Chairman
25.04.2008
Number of PROFIBUS and PROFINET nodes very impressive
23.04.2008
IO-Link integration into PROFIBUS and PROFINET
23.04.2008
International Cooperations of PNO
23.04.2008
PI publishes two new strategy documents
23.04.2008
Certification expanded
28.01.2008
PROFIdrive Internationally Standardized
18.12.2007
PNO Press Workshop: Real-time Ethernet - An Analysis of its Potential
18.12.2007
PNO Press Conference, 28th November 2007 - Statements of the speakers
17.12.2007
New Member of the Board
17.12.2007
Performance of PROFINET
17.12.2007
Technology Support at PROFINET
04.12.2007
NAMUR supports development of Field Device Integration
04.12.2007
FDI - Field Device Integration
01.10.2007
HART, FF, and PROFIBUS Organizations Launch Wireless Cooperation Team
29.06.2007
PROFIBUS PA Profile Simplified
29.06.2007
New ARC White Paper: "PROFINET in the Process Industries"
28.06.2007
Launch of the first IO Link products
20.06.2007
Requirements for PROFINET in Process Automation Defined
20.06.2007
PROFIBUS Cracks the 20 Million Barrier
18.04.2007
Press Conference of ECT (EDDL Cooperation Team) and FDT Group
15.04.2007
PROFIBUS Hits 18.8 Million ? And Climbing
15.04.2007
First training centers for PROFIBUS and PROFINET are accredited
15.04.2007
PROFIBUS and PROFINET in the Middle East
15.04.2007
PROFIsafe Goes Wireless
15.04.2007
Integration of HART into PROFINET released
16.02.2007
New PROFIBUS Installation Guidelines for Cabling, Assembly & Commissioning
16.02.2007
Web Based Training for the PROFIBUS Installation Guideline
29.11.2006
Successful Standards in China
29.11.2006
TCI Specification Completed
29.11.2006
PROFINET in Process Automation
29.11.2006
PROFINET and MES: Closing The Communication Gap
25.07.2006
PROFIBUS International welcomes Emerson/Siemens cooperation
07.06.2006
IO Link Gains Momentum
07.06.2006
PROFIsafe Successful in All Markets
23.05.2006
ARC White Paper on PROFIsafe
15.05.2006
PROFIBUS Takes The Fieldbus Into the Laboratories
22.04.2006
Motion Control With PROFINET on a Broad Basis
22.04.2006
TCI Specification Available
22.04.2006
PROFIBUS Profile For Pumps
22.04.2006
Fieldbus-Independent Sensor/Actuator Communication With IO Link
23.03.2006
PROFIBUS continues to climb as the world?s most popular fieldbus
23.11.2005
New Web Portal From PROFIBUS International
23.11.2005
PROFIsafe Available For PROFINET
23.11.2005
Fieldbus Survey Shows Continued User Adoption
23.11.2005
PROFIdrive Available For PROFINET
22.11.2005
PROFIBUS Recommendation for Cabling and Assembly Now Available
22.11.2005
User organizations promote EDDL development
22.11.2005
New FDT specification submitted for standardization
22.11.2005
PROFIBUS Increases International Activities
22.11.2005
PNO Elects New Advisory Board
22.11.2005
PROFINET Security on a Broad Base
22.11.2005
PNO Establishes "Research & Education" Working Group
22.11.2005
PROFIBUS Breakfast "PROFIBUS in Process Automation"
22.11.2005
With PROFIBUS PA Diagnostics to Plant Asset Management
22.11.2005
PROFIsafe for PROFIBUS DP and PROFINET IO
22.11.2005
New Web Based Training for PROFIBUS: Now Free of Charge
22.11.2005
Fìeldbus Integration in PROFINET IO
22.11.2005
Security for PROFINET Networks
22.11.2005
PROFINET IO is IEC Standard
22.11.2005
SEMI Accepted PROFIBUS And PROFINET as Standard
22.11.2005
Certification of PROFINET IO
22.11.2005
PROFIBUS continues to grow
22.11.2005
1,000th PROFIBUS Certificate Awarded To Phoenix Contact
22.11.2005
PROFIBUS introduces new profiles for ident, weighing & dosage systems
22.11.2005
Black on White: "The Rapid Way to PROFINET"
22.11.2005
AIDA goes PROFINET
22.11.2005
ARC white paper confirms benefits of PROFIBUS in process automation
22.11.2005
PROFIBUS Nodes Surpass 10 Million- Expected To Double By 2008
22.11.2005
With PROFINET IO all the Way to the Field
22.11.2005
PROFINET for Train Applications
22.11.2005
New Guideline ? Validation of PROFIBUS Systems
22.11.2005
Expanded Diagnostics Options with PROFIBUS PA
22.11.2005
International PROFIBUS Conferences in England and South Africa
22.11.2005
I&M Functions: New Functionality Brings Advantages for the PROFIBUS Users
22.11.2005
Uniform Fieldbus-Wide Language Standard for Device Description
22.11.2005
PROFINET- Real-time Ethernet for Automation, Start of a Working group in Japan
22.11.2005
New Working Group will Integrate INTERBUS with PROFINET