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Comprehensive Technology Portfolio for Digitalization


Bit by bit, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is expanding and deepening the technology portfolio for digitalization, which extends from wiring technology to cloud connectivity. This holistic approach aims to make the digital transformation more seamless and efficient for both manufacturers and users.

The elements of the technology portfolio first include the specification and certification of all necessary functions for a use case—with usability always being paramount. Development is carried out in close cooperation with users and is based on real use cases. This practical approach ensures that the technology meets the needs of the customer.

In addition to specifications and certifications, the comprehensive range of solutions also includes practice-oriented guidelines and international marketing. The latest expansions include PROFINET Security, increased flexibility through MTP (Module Type Package), data mapping using OPC UA Companion Specifications and the connection of process automation field devices with Ethernet APL (Advanced Physical Layer).

A crucial part of this process is the continuous scanning and expansion of the technology portfolio. PI is always committed to keeping up with state-of-the-art technology and offering innovative solutions.

PI is a reliable contact partner to manufacturers and users, ensuring technological uniformity. This comprehensive solution supports the success of PI member companies and end users, as well as making the digital transformation more efficient and smooth.

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PROFIBUS is a standardized, open, digital communications system for all areas of application in manufacturing and process automation.

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