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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. ISA100 WCI, NAMUR, ODVA, PI, VDMA, and ZVEI Plan to Partner with FieldComm Group and OPC Foundation to Collaboratively Develop the Process Automation Device Information Model Standard

    Weber  31.08.2022   Germany

    Collaboration promises to simplify integration of OT and IT systems by optimizing process automation end users’ management of data from field devices

  2. APL Project Successfully Completed: Ethernet-APL is here!

    Weber  19.08.2022   Germany

    Specifications Internationally Standardized, Conformance Test Plans Implemented, First Products Released

  3. PROFIsafe goes Ethernet-APL Common network for non-safety and safety applications

    Weber  19.08.2022   Germany

    For decades, the chemical industry has been making extremely high efforts to guarantee safety for people and the environment. The infrastructures for...

  4. First devices with PROFINET over APL and PA Profile 4 on the start

    Weber  19.08.2022   Germany

    PA Profile 4 has now been implemented for the first time in field devices with PROFINET over APL.

  5. The omlox standard provides transparent workflows in the process industry

    Weber  19.08.2022   Germany

    The technology-open and vendor-neutral location standard omlox from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) enables the seamless location determination of objects in extensive and complex production facilities.

  6. New Steering Committee elected at the IO-Link Members’ Assembly

    Weber  12.07.2022   Germany

    This year’s IO-Link Members’ Assembly took place on June 23, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main. One of the most important items on the agenda was the regular...


    Weber  14.06.2022   Germany

    The Avnu Alliance, CC-Link Partner Association, ODVA, OPC Foundation, and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International jointly announce that they are collaborating to develop a single conformance test plan for the IEEE/IEC 60802 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) profile for Industrial Automation.

  8. TÜV Süd is the 400th member of the IO-Link Community

    Weber  27.05.2022   Germany

    PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is pleased that TÜV SÜD has become the 400th member of the IO-Link Community. The company has been engaging with IO-Link technology for many years and is a leading driver of IO-Link Safety.

  9. Everything is moving – OPC UA Companion Specification „Global Positioning”

    Weber  27.05.2022   Germany

    Cooperation between AIM, OPC Foundation and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI)


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 all automation technologies.



Omlox is an open technology standard for real-time indoor localization systems for industrial manufacturing.



Omlox is an open technology standard for real-time indoor localization systems for industrial manufacturing.