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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. 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. ...

  2. 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...

  3. 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). ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Practical Cooperation between PROFINET and OPC UA

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    In close cooperation, and within the framework of a joint working group, experts from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and the OPC Foundation have specified a solution for presenting PROFINET data in the OPC UA object model.

  7. Sensor-to-Cloud with IO-Link via OPC UA

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    The companion specification "OPC UA for IO-Link" passed a review by the IO-Link Community and the OPC Foundation; the final version V1.0 was then drawn up and adopted.

  8. Transforming Data into Information

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    The intelligent manufacturing networks of digital factories will only become reality with machine-processable, standardized information, because they have to work across company and industry boundaries. PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) sees its role in creating the necessary basis for this fact, especially in view of Industry 4.0.

  9. The NEW PI-Konferenz

    Weber, 28.11.2018 , Germany

    The focus of the PI-Konferenz 2019 organized by PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation (PNO) has changed.

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