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R3 Sensors Joins ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

10/6/2010

Houston, Texas (6 October 2010) – As a devotee of the ISA100 Family of Open Standards, R3 Sensors has recently joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) as a supplier member. R3 recognizes the reliability, flexibility and, scalability of the ISA100 industrial wireless communications protocol and has selected it as the foundation technology for their new line of sensors. ISA100 helps streamline and optimize the integration of industrial process automation applications and make it easier for equipment and systems to work together.

“We are pleased to be counted as a member of the WCI and to help promote the advantages of the ISA100 family of standards,” said Robert Gooch, founder and president of R3 Sensors. R3 Sensors relies on the ISA100 family of standards to ensure its customer base stays abreast of equipment health and can be notified before failures occur.

Operations and plant engineers stay in constant contact with vital systems with R3’s field proven eGuard monitoring system. Multiple sensor types can be easily “plugged” into the R3 universal wireless transmitters through its patented V-Bus “plug-and-play” sensor technology. R3 continues to strive for excellence and has announced an early 2011 release date for its ISA100.11a based sensor line-up.

“The addition of R3 Sensors expands coverage of industry verticals represented by member companies in WCI and demonstrates the expansion of solutions to real customer problems addressed by products using the ISA100.11a technology,” said Andre Ristaino, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute managing director. “R3’s depth of expertise in wireless technology, equipment condition monitoring and, creative application of technology is impressive. We look forward to working with the R3 team here at WCI.”

The ISA100.11a Industrial Wireless Networking Standard, approved in September 2009, is the first in the ISA100 Family of Standards. This mesh standard protocol helps companies build interoperable communications equipment. As a result, manufacturing and processing plants can create, modify, and optimize beginning-toend operations fast, cost-effectively and seamlessly.

Future ISA100 standards will 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 R3 Sensors
R3 Sensors (Formerly operated as Gooch Engineering) was established in 2010. Founder, Robert Gooch, and the team at R3 have a combined experience base of nearly 70 years. R3’s primary focus is to provide high quality, low cost and most of all easy to use wireless monitoring solutions. R3’s focus was intensified through its recent acquisition of the eGuard product line from Ventek. R3 Sensors is headquartered in Utah and maintains a global reach with its products and services.
For more information contact www.r3sensors.com.

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