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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Technical work on OPC UA Safety completed

    Weber  27.11.2019   Germany

    Modularization and interoperability are playing an ever-increasing role in modern systems and are the core requirements for Industry 4.0. PROFIBUS...

  9. FieldComm Group, ODVA and PI Provide Joint Update on an Advanced Physical Layer for Industrial Ethernet

    Weber  25.11.2019   Germany

    Base Standards approved as Emerson Joins APL Project group promoting developments for Industrial Ethernet to expand use of EtherNet/IP™, HART-IP™ and...

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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.



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