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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. New Steering Committee elected at the IO-Link Members’ Assembly

    Weber  12.07.2022   Germany

    This year’s IO-Link Members’ Assembly took place on June 23, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main. One of the most important items on the agenda was the regular...


    Weber  14.06.2022   Germany

    The Avnu Alliance, CC-Link Partner Association, ODVA, OPC Foundation, and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International jointly announce that they are collaborating to develop a single conformance test plan for the IEEE/IEC 60802 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) profile for Industrial Automation.

  3. TÜV Süd is the 400th member of the IO-Link Community

    Weber  27.05.2022   Germany

    PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is pleased that TÜV SÜD has become the 400th member of the IO-Link Community. The company has been engaging with IO-Link technology for many years and is a leading driver of IO-Link Safety.

  4. Everything is moving – OPC UA Companion Specification „Global Positioning”

    Weber  27.05.2022   Germany

    Cooperation between AIM, OPC Foundation and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI)

  5. Holistic and automated material flow with omlox

    Weber  27.05.2022   Germany

    Vendor and technology independent showcase

  6. Collaborative technology development for digitization

    Weber  27.05.2022   Germany

    Advancing digitization is requiring that automation solutions increasingly network the various different production plants at a site and across multiple sites, even beyond the boundaries of manufacturing companies. As a result, automation systems implemented according to different standards have to communicate with one another to exchange data and information.

  7. Full support for PROFINET over TSN

    Weber  27.05.2022   Germany

    Over the past two years, a wide variety of different experts at PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) have been heavily engaged with the integration of TSN into PROFINET, which is still the driving theme for PROFINET.

  8. “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.

  9. Impressive figures for PROFINET and IO-Link

    Weber  25.04.2022   Germany

    PROFINET is approaching the milestone of 50 million installed devices.

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