omlox: a Fruitful Beginning

Omlox has reached an exciting milestone. After two years of hard work, the omlox community showcased the power of its open locating ecosystem via a virtual tradeshow and presented the first products and solutions supporting the omlox standard. BREAKING: omlox wins Hermes 2020 award!

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omlox off to Flying Start at PI

The 30 years of experience in the user-oriented development and successful global marketing of the PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link technologies was decisive for the initiative of the omlox partner companies to entrust PI in the further development and propagation of the their omlox technology.

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IO-Link and JSON

The IO-Link Community has published a new specification for easy data exchange. This specification describes how data can be exchanged by IO-Link over JSON REST and MQTT – fully in line with the transparent communication of Industry 4.0.

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On Nodes, Numbers, and Industry 4.0

The just released node counts for our technologies again show the power of PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link. They are developing very well, and as recent market studies have indicated, stronger than competing technologies. And this, after 30 years of PI! This is the ultimate proof that we made the right decisions in the past.

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omlox: The Locating Standard of the Future

omlox, a fascinating new open technology, will enable a significant portion of Industry 4.0: The real-time location-based service. Smart location-based services in the industry can revolutionize factory design.

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Vertical Communication in PROFINET Networks

In a future-proof network, existing and new technologies function smoothly alongside one another. A good example is the combination of OPC UA and PROFINET. With OPC UA as middleware, data and information models can become object-oriented (the 'how'). PROFINET, takes over the supply of the data (the 'what').

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First OPC UA Companion Specification for PROFINET Published

PI has published the first OPC UA companion specification for PROFINET. This standardized model enables PROFINET devices from a wide variety of different manufacturers to transfer device data vertically. This specification is an exciting step, yet, it is just the beginning of PI’s strategy for vertical integration.

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The Big Picture Network

What does digital transformation mean for industrial networks? How can a future-proof networking strategy help companies go digital? What are the trends in automation networks that are shaping digitalization?

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