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Press Releases

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. New IRT Basic Technology for PROFINET Controllers

    Weber, 29.11.2017 , Germany

    In addition to dedicated work on the integration of new standards such as TSN, the PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) community also drives...

  2. Integration of TSN in PROFINET makes great strides

    Weber, 29.11.2017 , Germany

    At the 2017 Hannover Fair, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) announced their intention to use TSN (Time Sensitive Networking) for PROFINET....

  3. PI standardizes Ethernet in the field of process automation

    Weber, 29.11.2017 , Germany

    NAMUR, the User Association of Automation Technology in Process Industries, has outlined requirements for the application of Ethernet in the field in...

  4. IO-Link “Big Picture” is being completed step by step

    Weber, 29.11.2017 , Germany

    IO-Link is well received by the market. This is verified impressively by the annual statistics of IO-Link nodes installed in the field. The...

  5. PROFIsafe for OPC UA – The networking of machines becomes fail-safe

    Weber, 27.11.2017

    PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) already developed PROFIsafe in the 1990s, making fail-safe communication and transfer of process data...

  6. Joint PI and OPC Foundation Working Group Displays PROFINET in OPC UA

    Weber, 27.11.2017 , Germany

    The PI and OPC Foundation Joint Working Group is making good progress in the preparation of an OPC UA Companion Specification for PROFINET. This team...

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

    Weber, 10.11.2017 , Germany

    Organizations are cooperating to promote developments for Industrial Ethernet to expand use of EtherNet/IP™, HART-IP™ and PROFINET™ into hazardous locations in the process industry

  8. Everything Is “New” at the Joint PI Stand

    Weber, 27.10.2017 , Germany

    The joint PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) stand will have several new features at this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg (November 28 –...

  9. New PROFIdrive Profile Tester Available

    Weber, 19.09.2017 , Germany

    The PROFIdrive profile tester is now available in version 5. The PROFIdrive profile tester is a PROFINET-based tool for testing a drive’s conformity...

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PROFINET is the innovative open standard for Industrial Ethernet. It satisfies all requirements of automation technology.
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