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Organization & Community

PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) operates through the PI Support Center (PISC) based in Germany/Karlsruhe and coordinates the activities of a network of REGIONAL PI ASSOCIATIONS (RPAs), PI COMPETENCE CENTERS (PICCs), PI TRAINING CENTERS (PITCs) and PI TEST LABS (PITLs) in major industrialized countries. Furthermore PI hosts a large number of active Working Groups having the responsibility for developing, standardizing and maintaining PROFIBUS and PROFINET.

  • Regional PI Associations: Responsible for the regional support of PROFIBUS and PROFINET and localized marketing activities.
  • PI Competence Centers: Deliver quality technical support to developers and users of PROFIBUS and PROFINET products and systems.
  • PI Training Centers: Deliver high-quality training to engineers and users.
  • PI Test Labs: Provide test and certification services to guarantee the quality and performance of PROFIBUS and PROFINET products.


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.

MTP Module Type Package enables modular production in which individual components can be flexibly combined.

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.