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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.

  1. “IO-Link Safety Certified Designer” training course

    Weber  10.05.2022   Germany

    An English-language “IO-Link Safety Certified Designer” training course will be held for interested participants from October 4 through 6, 2022 in Karlsruhe.

  2. Impressive figures for PROFINET and IO-Link

    Weber  25.04.2022   Germany

    PROFINET is approaching the milestone of 50 million installed devices.

  3. New white paper released: “Information models – PI strategy for Industry 4.0”

    Weber  12.04.2022   Germany

    A new white paper entitled “Information models” describes their role within PI technologies and points out the path to implementation of Industry 4.0 applications.

  4. omlox to premier at Logimat

    Weber  25.03.2022   Germany

    PI to present the new omlox tracking standard at Logimat 2022.

  5. Interop Workshop for IO-Link Safety FS masters and FS devices

    Weber  10.03.2022   Germany

    Alongside development of the IO-Link Safety specification, technology provider companies have implemented testing systems for FS masters and FS devices, thereby ensuring a high level of maturity of test specification V1.1. Companies can test their IO-Link Safety products in mutual operation and with test programs at three IO-Link Safety Interop Workshops.

  6. Webinar supports users in PROFINET for PA

    Weber  25.01.2022   Germany

    Go online! Take advantage of the opportunity! PROFINET for PA offers the user a whole host of advantages. A free webinar on 23./24. February 2022 provides detailed information.

  7. PROFINET Community Stack

    Weber  02.12.2021   Germany

    To support the spread and interoperability of PROFINET over TSN, PI has launched a PROFINET community stack project.

  8. The next steps in PROFINET Security integration

    Weber  02.12.2021   Germany

    Industry 4.0 applications live off of connectivity and the exchange of data between the IT and OT levels. This makes it possible to create new business models and increase productivity, with plant and data security naturally taking center stage. This is one reason why PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) started addressing the topic of security early on. The development of this topic of ever-increasing importance has now taken several steps forward.

  9. The omlox tracking standard – An enabler of sustainable production

    Weber  02.12.2021   Germany

    Sustainability is a topic many companies are engaging with in a major way right now. One key pillar being considered is the efficient use of equipment and resources. Tracking technology can greatly contribute to this.

Our well-known PI technologies


PROFIBUS is a standardized, open, digital communications system for all areas of application in manufacturing and process automation.


PROFINET is the innovative open standard for Industrial Ethernet. It satisfies all requirements of automation technology.

IO-LINK is an independent sensor / actuator interface solution for use with all automation technologies.



Omlox is an open technology standard for real-time indoor localization systems for industrial manufacturing.