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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. UWB gains critical foothold in consumer and industry segments as UWB Alliance and omlox kick-off a collaboration

    UWB Alliance and omlox
    Weber  20.01.2021   Germany

    The UWB Alliance and the omlox community of PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) have signed a joint liaison agreement to work together in partnership on areas of mutual interest.

  2. New “IO-Link over SPE” working group

    Weber  04.11.2020   Germany

    In common factory automation applications, IO-Link easily meets most requirements. Smart Factory developments driven by Industry 4.0 are creating new...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Omlox wins Hermes Award 2020

    Weber  16.07.2020   Germany

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

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 technology...

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