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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. Technologies for Process Automation: PI's Top Topic in 2021

    Weber  17.06.2021   Germany

    Since the beginning, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) has provided communication technologies for the automation of processing plants.

  2. Over 100 million PROFIBUS and PROFINET devices in use

    Weber  03.05.2021   Germany

    Despite challenges brought about by the pandemic, products featuring technology from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) have been very well accepted by users. With the total number of PROFIBUS and PROFINET products so far installed at plants has exceeded 104 million, an impressive threshold has been crossed.

  3. IODDviewer – The next step in the evolution of IODDfinder

    Weber  12.04.2021   Germany

    Success story IODDfinder has been enhanced with a new feature: IODDviewer.

  4. PI technologies structure large amounts of data in production plants

    Weber  16.03.2021   Germany

    The volumes of data currently being generated and processed in industrial production systems are increasing tremendously. At the same time, the range of technologies of PI (PROFIBUS&PROFINET International) is growing.To bring order to this data, it must be related to its object of origin and described.

  5. Free IO-Link Safety Training

    Weber  10.03.2021   Germany

    The IO-Link Community has initiated a new concept for IO-Link Safety workshops. These workshops will be divided into two training sessions on April 20 and 27. The respective training unit will be available twice a day: in the morning starting at 8:00 am CET and in the afternoon starting at 4:00 pm CET.

  6. Beneficial Cooperation

    Weber  01.03.2021   Germany

    Facilitate identification and locating – AIM-D e.V. and the omlox Community of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) announce cooperation

  7. UWB gains critical foothold in consumer and industry segments as UWB Alliance and omlox kick-off a collaboration

    UWB Alliance and omlox
    Weber  20.01.2021   Germany

    The UWB Alliance and the omlox community of PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) have signed a joint liaison agreement to work together in partnership on areas of mutual interest.

  8. New “IO-Link over SPE” working group

    Weber  04.11.2020   Germany

    In common factory automation applications, IO-Link easily meets most requirements. Smart Factory developments driven by Industry 4.0 are creating new...

  9. Additional security measures supplement the proven IT security concept for PROFINET

    Weber  17.09.2020   Germany

    Already very early – in parallel with the first PROFINET specifications – PI published an extensive security concept, which was further refined and...

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