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ISA100 Wireless™ Compliance Institute Announces New Governing Board for 2015

1/15/2015

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (15 Jan 2015) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today its governing board for 2015-2016.  Dr. Penny Chen, of Yokogawa, will serve as Chairman, to succeed Mr. Ray Rogowski of Honeywell. Mr. Diederik Mols, of Honeywell, will serve as Vice-Chairman, to succeed Dr. Penny Chen.

ISA100 WCI is led by a Governing Board who sets the strategy and direction for the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute.  Governing Board officers serve two year terms and ensure adherence to annual plans.  Officers typically engage industry events as part of their overall role and responsibilities, such as major trade shows and collaboration with other consortiums.  Volunteering for a governing board officer position requires a large commitment from the individual and generous support from their respective sponsoring companies. 
 
”Our members are grateful to the individuals providing WCI leadership and look forward to more success with our new leadership” remarked Andre Ristaino, managing director of WCI.

“In the past two years, WCI has achieved much:  from ISA100 wireless product certifications to market education,” said Penny Chen, WCI Chairman.  “Today, WCI has over 36 members and various types of certified products and adaptors from a diverse group of vendors..  WCI has also hosted multiple wireless ‘plugfests’ to ensure interoperability between different types and different suppliers of certified product..  I wish to thank Mr. Rogowski for his great leadership and contribution.  I am honored to take this role.  One of the key reasons WCI can be so successful is because ISA100 Wireless technology was created by users and works for users. As part of the Industrial Internet-Of-Things, WCI has committed to continue enhancing ISA100 wireless technology to bring the full benefit and potential of IIOT to the industrial plant. To achieve this goal, WCI will deliver the most robust certification for the industrial plant, continue enhancing ISA100 wireless technology to deliver maximum benefits for industrial users, and continue closely coordinating with other industrial organizations and consortiums.”

About ISA100 Wireless™
ISA100 Wireless (IEC 62734) is an international, industrial wireless networking and communications standard engineered to serve the needs of process industries. With native IPv6 networking and object architecture, ISA100 Wireless extends the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to wireless.  End users can select ISA100 Wireless Compliant™ devices from a best-of-breed pool of suppliers with assurances of device interoperability. ISA100 Wireless enables automation engineers to quickly create, modify, optimize, and scale wireless networks that are open, interoperable, and reliable for their most critical applications. ISA100 Wireless is the first standard in the ISA100 family of open standards.

Built from the ground up and driven by user requirements, the ISA100 Wireless standard received formal ANSI approval in January 2012 and approval as IEC 62734 in September 2014.  ISA100 Wireless is the only IPv6, 6LowPAN industrial protocol designed for industrial automation.  ISA100 Wireless meets requirements of ETSI EN 300 328 v1.8.1 for coexistence with nearby 2.4 GHz radio devices.

About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a non-profit industry organization that provides users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support, and compliance testing for the ISA100 family of standards. ISA100 WCI provides real-world feedback from the deployment of ISA100 Wireless devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees, fostering rapid refinement to the standards.

More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org.

The ISA100 Wireless and ISA100 Wireless Compliant are trademarks of ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute.  All other marks are trademarks of their respective companies.


Press Contacts:

Michael Brazda
Marketing and Operations Manager
919-990-9227
mbrazda@isa.org

Andre Ristaino
Managing Director
ISA100 WCI
919-990-9222
aristaino@isa.org