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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. 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...

  2. First maintenance update of PROFINET specification V2.4 is complete

    Weber, 23.07.2020 , Germany

    Digitization and Industry 4.0 are presenting new challenges in automation. Since the very beginning, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) have...

  3. Omlox wins Hermes Award 2020

    Weber, 16.07.2020 , Germany

    Congratulations from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International. PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) congratulates the industrial partners...

  4. Omlox off to flying start at PI

    Weber, 09.07.2020 , Germany

    First open standard for industrial positioning technologies The 30 years of experience in the user-oriented development and successful global...

  5. omlox - the world’s first positioning standard for industry

    Weber, 17.06.2020 , Germany

    Uniform positioning standard for industrial products from different vendors // Now available to all // PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) to...

  6. First OPC UA companion specification for PROFINET published

    Weber, 28.05.2020 , Germany

    PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) has published the first OPC UA companion specification for PROFINET. This specification describes a...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

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Omlox is an open technology standard for real-time indoor localization systems for industrial manufacturing.