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ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Continues Global Outreach with Seminars in Den Haag and Kyoto

7/30/2012

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) continued its global seminar series with an end user event at the Glazen Zaal in Den Haag, The Netherlands, in May 2012. As part of its promotion of the ISA100 family of standards in Europe, this seminar followed the ISA-100.11a interoperability demonstration at the April 2012 Hannover Messe Industrial Automation Fair. This year’s Asia Pacific ISA100 technology seminars began with a June 2012 event in Kyoto, Japan, and will be followed by seminars in South Korea and Thailand.

“The interest in the ISA100 family of standards is evidenced by the enthusiastic attendance at our ISA100 technology seminars, webinars and expanding ranks of suppliers adopting ISA-100.11a into their product portfolios,” said Andre Ristaino, managing director of ISA100 WCI. “New ISA-100.11a product offerings are actualizing the vision of end users for an open industrial wireless standard which supports control over wireless, multi-vendor interoperability, robustness and security for wireless industrial control systems.”

“The event in Kyoto was very successful with more than 60 end users, EPC and automation suppliers actively participating,” said Toshi Hasegawa, ISA100 WCI Japan. “The interest and understanding of the benefits that ISA-100.11a brings to the Japanese industry is growing exponentially and we will continue our outreach efforts to meet the demands of this market.”

About the ISA100 Standard
The ISA-100.11a industrial wireless networking standard is the first in the ISA100 open family of standards, focusing on the needs of process industries. The ISA100 Wireless Compliant certification ensures that supplier companies deliver interoperable wireless products and provides users the freedom to choose best-of-breed ISA-100.11a devices from any supplier. As a result, automation engineers are able to create, modify, optimize and scale wireless networks quickly at user sites. With ISA100, customers have a solution that is open, interoperable, scalable and reliable for their most critical applications. ISA100 technology is simple to deploy, reliable, secure and supports traditional and future applications. Built from the ground-up using open industry standards, ISA-100.11a includes native IPv6LoWPAN addressing, AES-128 encryption, IEEE 802.15.4 radios, duocast transmission and object technology enabling control in the field.

ISA-100.11a-2011 received committee approval in 2011 and formal ANSI approval in January 2012. Headed towards internationalization in 2011, ISA-100.11a-2011 was accepted as new work in IEC SC65C and as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) IEC 62734.

Planned additions to the ISA100 family of standards include support for backhaul functionality, factory automation, power management and other key-use cases. Details on the approved standard, the ISA100 roadmap, and use-case presentations are available at www.isa.org/ISA100.

About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a non-profit industry organization providing users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support and compliance for the ISA100 family of universal industrial wireless standards. ISA100 WCI provides real world feedback from deployment of ISA100 devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees in order to foster rapid refinement and development of open industry standards for wireless applications. Institute members include end users, technology suppliers, research and development professionals, academia and other industry consortia and standards bodies.

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

Press Contacts

Lisa Grau
GrauPR for WCI
760-207-9090
lisa@graupr.com

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