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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. 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

  2. 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 –...

  3. 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...

  4. Integration of IO-Link into OPC UA

    ID, 31.08.2017 , Germany

    The IO-Link community has founded a technical working group for specifying the integration of IO-Link into OPC UA based on existing use cases. The...

  5. IODDfinder contains almost all IO-Link devices

    Weber, 24.07.2017 , Germany

    A good six months after its introduction, far more than 80% of all IO-Link devices are already included in the IODDfinder, the central database for...

  6. The PROFINET Community Comes Together for Testing

    Weber, 21.07.2017 , Germany

    On July 12 and 13, 2017, the PROFINET community met at Festo AG & Co. KG in Esslingen for a PROFINET Plugfest, an event providing participants...

  7. New PICCs for PROFINET established in China

    Weber, 03.07.2017 , Germany

    Accredited PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) Competence Centers (PICCs) stand for high-quality support for PROFIBUS and PROFINET...

  8. The goals of integration of TSN into PROFINET

    Weber, 21.04.2017 , Germany

    A promising new IEEE technology for Ethernet that combines the bandwidth of IT (information technology) networks with the latency of OT (operational...

  9. IO-Link Safety Specification Released

    Weber, 21.04.2017 , Germany

    With the release and publication of the IO-Link Safety specification by the IO-Link Community and the successful concept assessment by the TÜV SÜD,...

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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 with all automation technologies.