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ISA100 wireless Compliance Institute Showcases ISA100.11a Products an Interoperability Demonstration at Hannover Messe

3/31/2011

Research Triangle Park, NC (31 March 2011) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) today announced that it will showcase its latest interoperability demo at the upcoming Hannover Messe Industrial Automation Fair next week April 4-8, 2011, in Hannover, Germany. ISA100 WCI will be located in Wireless Hall 8, Booth A34.

“We are looking forward to participating in this highly-anticipated show and, for the first time, will display a new interoperability demonstration that incorporates ISA100.11a products from our supplier members,” said Andre Ristaino, managing director of ISA100 WCI.

About the ISA100 Standard
The ISA100.11a industrial wireless networking standard is the first in the ISA100 open family of standards. This wireless mesh network protocol standard ensures that supplier companies will build interoperable wireless automation control products and provides users the freedom to choose best-of-breed ISA100.11a field 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 will have a solution that is open, interoperable, scalable and reliable for their most critical applications. The ISA100.11a global wireless standard ISA100 technology is simple to deploy, reliable and supports traditional and future applications.

Planned additions to the ISA100 family of standards include support for backhaul functionality, factory automation 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 (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. The 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. Early members include Apprion, BP, Chevron, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, ExxonMobil, Fuji Electric, Gastronics, GE, Honeywell, Nivis, Procter & Gamble, R3 Sensors, Shell, Shengyang Institute of Automation, Yamatake and Yokogawa. More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute 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