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Yamatake Corporation Joins the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute as a Board Member

6/15/2010

Research Triangle Park, NC (15 June 2010) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) announced that Yamatake Corporation has joined the WCI Governing Board signaling support for the ISA100 Industrial Wireless Standard. Yamatake’s global leadership in process automation systems and field instruments will be critical in continuing the adoption of the ISA100 wireless communications standards around the world.

As a WCI board member, Yamatake joins an impressive list of leading companies dedicated to providing the leadership needed for a global rollout of an industrial wireless standard. The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute membership represents a cross-section of user and supplier organizations from the manufacturing and automation controls community, including BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Yokogawa, Yamatake, GE, Fuji Electric and Honeywell.

“Yamatake brings a wealth of expertise in digital field solutions, and its knowledge of the Asia Pacific region will be invaluable to WCI for meeting customers’ needs and promoting the adoption of the ISA100 standards around the world,” said Andre Ristaino, managing director, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute.

The ISA100 family of open standards is a reliable, flexible, and scalable communications protocol that helps streamline and optimize the integration of automation applications for industrial processes. This protocol makes it easier for multi-vendor systems and equipment to communicate and work together.

The ISA100.11a industrial wireless networking standard is the first in the ISA100 family of standards. This mesh standard protocol helps supplier companies build interoperable wireless automation control products. As a result, manufacturing and processing plants are able to create, modify, and optimize beginning-to-end operations quickly, 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 the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) is a non-profit industry consortium providing users and developers with market awareness, 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, and Yokogawa. More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org.

About Yamatake
As the core of the azbil Group, rooted firmly in “measurement and control” technologies, Yamatake Corporation pursues “human-centered automation,” which aims to contribute to people’s safety, comfort and fulfillment and also to the global environment. The company is developing the Building Automation business in the building market, the Advanced Automation business in the plant and factory markets, and the Life Automation business in lifelines, health care, and other markets connected closely with everyday life. The Company also actively conducts business in overseas markets, targeting further growth. For more information please visit www.azbil.com.

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

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