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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. Successful PROFINET Plugfest at SEW-EURODRIVE

    Weber, 07.06.2019 , Germany

    The PROFINET developer community’s well-established Plugfest is the ideal opportunity to test new developments in a simple way and while sharing...

  2. General Members Assembly: The big picture and new Advisory Board members of the PNO

    Weber, 02.04.2019 , Germany

    As part of this year’s annual members meeting of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) on April 01, 2019, the PNO’s Board of Directors reported...

  3. New security white paper

    Weber, 01.04.2019 , Germany

    PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is publishing a new security white paper documenting the basic concepts for protecting the PROFINET...

  4. PROFIsafe and IO-Link pass the 10 million mark

    Weber, 01.04.2019 , Germany

    PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) has concluded its annual notarial count of the installed base of devices with interfaces using...

  5. TSN certification for PROFINET

    Weber, 01.04.2019 , Germany

    PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) is working rigorously on implementing the integration of TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) in PROFINET. ...

  6. PI Konferenz sees record attendance

    Weber, 27.03.2019 , Germany

    The 2019 PI Konferenz, which was held in Frankfurt/Germany at the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) on March 19 and 20, set a new record for...

  7. Moving into the Future of Industry 4.0 with PI Technologies

    Weber, 22.02.2019 , Germany

    The implementation of industrial communication for Industry 4.0 is the central theme of the joint PI stand at the Hanover Fair (Hall 9, Stand D68). ...

  8. Technology Providers Implement PROFINET with TSN

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    A live demo with solutions from three different manufacturers, which was introduced to the public for the first time at SPS IPC Drives 2018, shows how easily TSN can be integrated in PROFINET in view of different technologies.

  9. Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe – Ready for Review

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    Within just a short period of time, the joint working group between PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) and the OPC Foundation has managed to draft a review version of the specification “Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe” for controller-to-controller communication. The crucial steps in the fundamental design and detailed specification development have thus been accomplished.

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