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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. A new liaison: IT/OT convergence by combining IO-Link and mioty

    Weber  23.08.2023   Germany

    The IO-Link community and the mioty alliance are increasing their collaborative efforts and will cooperate more closely in the future. Cooperation between the IO-Link Community and the mioty alliance marks a decisive step toward a broader communication standard not based on cables or wireless technology.

  2. PI hosts two international PROFINET webinars at the summer solstice!

    EB  16.05.2023

    To support manufacturers in developing PROFINET devices and their product range and to design implementation to be easy and efficient for all companies, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) will be offering two English-language PROFINET webinars at the summer solstice.

  3. Record PROFINET and IO-Link numbers

    Weber  14.04.2023   Germany

    The annual notarial recording yielded very positive numbers for 2022 - especially for PROFINET and IO-Link.

  4. PROFIsafe integration into the world of drives

    Weber  14.04.2023   Germany

    The integration of PROFIsafe into the world of drives is making great strides. A new demo shows the comprehensive options for safety-related automation solutions with PROFIsafe.

  5. Members Assembly of PNO – elections and presentation of advances in projects

    Weber  14.04.2023   Germany

    In the PNO Members Assembly the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of PNO were newly elected.

  6. Signing service established for GSD files

    Weber  14.04.2023   Germany

    PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is offering a new signing service for GSD files for the improved security protection of machines and systems.

  7. PROFIdrive in machines and models

    Weber  14.04.2023   Germany

    New PROFIdrive demo model at the joint PI stand at the 2023 Hanover Fair.

  8. First Accredited IO-Link Test Lab in China

    Weber  12.04.2023   Germany

    China-based Hefei Onsoon Intelligent Electronics Co., Ltd was successfully accredited as a new IO-Link Test Lab.

  9. 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.


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.