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ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute evaluating nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Automation Award

6/8/2016

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (09 June 2016) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute today announced that it is currently evaluating candidates for the 2016 ISA100 Wireless Excellence in Automation Award. 

The award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of industrial wireless communications, specifically efforts that help to broaden the industry’s understanding and application of industrial wireless technology. 

Awards conferred in calendar years 2015 and 2014 were:

  • PETRONAS Offshore Platform Safety Application (2015)
    The 2015 ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Excellence in Automation Award was awarded to PETRONAS. PETRONAS was honored for a research project that quantified the performance of an ISA100 Wireless™ based safety system at an offshore operational site. Details of the research study, findings and conclusions are available on the ISA100 WCI website here: Petronas ISA100 Wireless Study.


  • NIPPON STEEL & SUMPKIN ENGINEERING Wireless Communication Reliability Study (2014)
    The 2014 ISA100 Wireless Excellence in Automation Award was presented to NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING for its research project that quantified the reliability of ISA100 Wireless technology in a multi-vendor device configuration at an operational site. Read the full report here.

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.

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