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John Crane Joins ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

5/30/2012

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (30 May 2012) - The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) today announced that John Crane, a world-leading provider of engineered products and services for the major process industries, has joined ISA100 WCI as a supplier member.

Since being established over 95 years ago, John Crane has become the acknowledged global leader in its field. Today it provides the most complete selection of engineered mechanical seals, sealing support systems, engineered bearings, filters and power transmission couplings for use in pumps, compressors and other rotating equipment, all of which are supported by the global John Crane sales and service network.

John Crane is a globally recognised and trusted name. The John Crane business has 20 manufacturing sites and more than 6,800 employees, located in over 50 countries.

“We are committed to promoting the benefits of wireless technology and providing advancements in the wireless monitoring of various equipment to help our customers,” said Jim Malcolm, Director, John Crane Asset Management Solutions. “We see the new market potential beyond just providing more data wirelessly and look forward to offering new solutions that wireless enables like personnel tracking, equipment health monitoring, safety applications and many others – helping our customers realize the interoperability, scalability and universal nature that the ISA100 standard provides.”

“John Crane is well-recognized in the industry and we are thrilled to have the company join the growing ISA100 WCI team, as we continue to expand and promote the benefits of ISA100 technology and showcase the ISA100.11a flexibility in supporting a wide range of industrial applications,” said Andre Ristaino, managing director of ISA100 WCI.

About the ISA100 Standard
The ISA100.11a industrial wireless sensor 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 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 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. ISA100.11a-2011 received committee approval in 2011 and formal ANSI approval in January 2012. Headed towards internationalization, in 2011 ISA100.11a-2011 was accepted as new work in IEC SC65C as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) IEC 62734.

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.isa100wci.org.

About Asset Management Solutions from John Crane
John Crane provides specialist asset management services that enable clients to cost-effectively improve performance. John Crane provides a fully integrated service that delivers innovative solutions for Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) services: condition monitoring, computerized maintenance management systems, and system development.

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. The 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 can be found online at www.isa100wci.org.

Press Contacts:
Lisa Grau
GrauPR for ISA100 WCI
+ 1 760-207-9090
lisa@graupr.com

Andre Ristaino
ISA100 WCI
+1 919-990-9222
aristaino@isa.org