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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 and IO-Link on the rise

    Weber, 06.05.2020 , Germany

    Still top technology, 30 years later. Even after more than 30 years since the founding of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), its...

  2. Go digital. Go PROFINET – PI presents Industry 4.0 progress

    Weber, 27.04.2020 , Germany

    In an ordinary year, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) would already – and once again – have presented its progress on Industry 4.0 work at...

  3. IO-Link and JSON

    Weber, 24.04.2020 , Germany

    The IO-Link Community has published a new specification for easy data exchange ( ). This specification describes how data can be...

  4. Go digital. Go PROFINET – at the 2020 Hanover Fair

    Weber, 13.02.2020 , Germany

    Interested in finding out what kinds of opportunities Industry 4.0 and the IoT will offer you in the future and how PROFINET can support you here? At...

  5. PROFINET: The World’s Leading Industrial Ethernet System

    Weber, 14.01.2020 , Germany

    The latest research from IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech, analyzing industrial communications shows that PROFINET, the industrial...

  6. IODDfinder – The smart solution

    Weber, 13.01.2020 , Germany

    It does not get easier than this. With the IODDfinder, files arrive from the Internet automatically – no fuss, no muss. That’s just the right way to...

  7. PROFINET enhanced with further security measures

    Weber, 27.11.2019 , Germany

    PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) recognized at an early stage that security is one of the most vital components of an industrial...

  8. Next steps along the “PROFINET over TSN” roadmap

    Weber, 27.11.2019 , Germany

    Since the PROFINET specification V2.4 was released with integrated TSN functionality, PI (PROFIBUS and PROFINET International) has consistently been...

  9. Quality right from the outset

    Weber, 27.11.2019 , Germany

    Cross-vendor interoperability poses a special challenge for communication systems in the field. In addition to company-internal development and test...

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