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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 Interop Workshop 2021

    Weber  12.08.2021   Germany

    All IO-Link device and technology manufacturers will again have the opportunity to thoroughly test their new developments in a two-day Plugfest on November 3 and 4, 2021 in Bad Soden (Germany).

  2. A new profile for robot systems

    Weber  02.08.2021   Germany

    PI is now getting started with a profile for robot systems – an expansion of its technology portfolio for better operating new applications. To develop this new profile, PI created a new “Profile for Robot Systems” working group.

  3. Expansions to TSN and security in PROFINET specification V2.4 completed

    Weber  21.07.2021   Germany

    The second maintenance update of the PROFINET V2.4 specification with current extensions to TSN and security and the associated additional guidelines and tools has now been successfully completed by the members in the various PROFINET working groups.

  4. Ethernet-APL Technology Now Available: Standards Complete, Products Entering Market

    Weber  22.06.2021   Germany

    Collaboration with Key Standards Organizations and Industry Partners Results in Technology Availability for New Two-Wire, Intrinsically Safe Physical Layer Known as Ethernet-APL.

  5. Technologies for Process Automation: PI's Top Topic in 2021

    Weber  17.06.2021   Germany

    Since the beginning, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) has provided communication technologies for the automation of processing plants.

  6. Over 100 million PROFIBUS and PROFINET devices in use

    Weber  03.05.2021   Germany

    Despite challenges brought about by the pandemic, products featuring technology from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) have been very well accepted by users. With the total number of PROFIBUS and PROFINET products so far installed at plants has exceeded 104 million, an impressive threshold has been crossed.

  7. IODDviewer – The next step in the evolution of IODDfinder

    Weber  12.04.2021   Germany

    Success story IODDfinder has been enhanced with a new feature: IODDviewer.

  8. PI technologies structure large amounts of data in production plants

    Weber  16.03.2021   Germany

    The volumes of data currently being generated and processed in industrial production systems are increasing tremendously. At the same time, the range of technologies of PI (PROFIBUS&PROFINET International) is growing.To bring order to this data, it must be related to its object of origin and described.

  9. Free IO-Link Safety Training

    Weber  10.03.2021   Germany

    The IO-Link Community has initiated a new concept for IO-Link Safety workshops. These workshops will be divided into two training sessions on April 20 and 27. The respective training unit will be available twice a day: in the morning starting at 8:00 am CET and in the afternoon starting at 4:00 pm CET.

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


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.



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