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Press Releases

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. PI technologies for today and tomorrow

    Weber  30.03.2023   Germany

    The PI conference, which was held at the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) on March 22 and 23, has been a complete success.

  2. First live demo of MTP at Hanover Fair

    Weber  29.03.2023   Germany

    The first MTP live demo will be shown at the joint PI booth in Hanover.

  3. New date for the “IO-Link Safety Certified Designer” training course

    Weber  07.03.2023   Germany

    The IO-Link Community is once again offering a training to become an IO-Link Safety Certified Designer in cooperation with TÜV-SÜD from May 09 to 11, 2023.

  4. Impressive variety of PI technologies

    Weber  28.02.2023   Germany

    At this year’s Hanover Fair from April 17 - 21, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) will be exhibiting its innovations at an impressive joint booth in Hall 9, Stand D68.

  5. On the safe side with IO-Link Safety

    Weber  13.02.2023   Germany

    The IO-Link Community will be exhibiting the IO-Link Safety multi-vendor demo at the PI Conference (March 22/23, 2023 in Frankfurt) and at the Hanover Trade Fair (April 17 – 21, 2023).

  6. International PROFINET Technology Webinar

    Weber  02.02.2023   Germany

    To support manufacturers in developing PROFINET devices and their product range PI is offering an English-language international PROFINET technology webinar on February 28, 2023.

  7. PNO Appoints a New Managing Director

    Weber  23.01.2023   Germany

    Since January 1, 2023, Dietmar Bohn has been the new managing director of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) and, effective immediately, is leading the PNO business office and the PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) Support Center in Karlsruhe, Germany, together with Dr. Peter Wenzel.

  8. Get together for Robotics: The beginning of easier, more standardized robot programming

    Weber  23.11.2022   Germany

    Leading robot experts and PLC manufacturers from more than 20 companies met in Nuremberg, Germany on November 16, 2022 to exchange ideas about activities in, and the future of, robot programming.

  9. PROFINET tester architecture simplified

    Weber  04.11.2022   Germany

    The availability of a flexible testing system for the interfaces of open communication systems is an important part of product quality assurance.


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.