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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. MTP added to PI technology portfolio

    Weber  02.12.2021   Germany

    MTP was created by NAMUR and ZVEI. In PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), both organizations have found a solid partner for the further development, quality assurance and international distribution of MTP.

  5. Structured information modeling at PI

    Weber  02.12.2021   Germany

    The industrial digital transformation requires data from automation technology in order to implement the Industrie 4.0 vision. In practice, the source and destination of this data is primarily sensors, actuators and controllers.

  6. Practical testing of IO-Link technology

    Weber  19.11.2021   Germany

    On November 3 and 4, 2021, more than 90 representatives from 37 international businesses once again gathered in Bad Soden (Germany) for the latest interoperability workshop. The IO-Link Community invited experts and manufacturers to test and ensure the interoperability of devices, masters and tools under real working conditions. fFor two days, participants were able to intensively test their latest device development regarding both the interface itself and cross-system integration into various engineering tools under 2G conditions and have any remaining questions cleared up in a direct dialog as well.

  7. Updates available for certification tools and GSD Checker

    Weber  27.09.2021   Germany

    With the new PROFINET test bundle, another milestone was reached on the road to complete test automation.

  8. Ethernet-APL Technology Workshop

    Weber  21.09.2021   Germany

    On October 5 and 6, 2021, the project partners will jointly present details on the Ethernet-APL technology in a virtual workshop.

  9. IO-Link Interop Workshop 2021

    Weber  12.08.2021   Germany

    All IO-Link device and technology manufacturers will again have the opportunity to thoroughly test their new developments in a two-day Plugfest on November 3 and 4, 2021 in Bad Soden (Germany).

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.