The company Adeptor, in Norway recently passed the accreditation process to become a PI Competence Center for PROFINET. Separately, ifak e.V., in Germany celebrated its 25th anniversary as a PI Test Lab, with particular focus on process control.
Unlike many other organizations in industrial automation, PI is large enough that it can support a decentralized structure (as opposed to a centralized one). This means each Regional PI Association can deliver support and events that are suited to their local market. More importantly, it means there's a lot happening around the globe, all the time. Newsworthy topics highlighted in this article are from: China, India, Italy, Korea, and Norway.