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Yokogawa and Murata Partner in Joint Development of ISA100 Wireless™ Communication Modules

11/10/2014

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (10 November 2014) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) announced today that Yokogawa Electric Corporation and Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd have entered into an agreement in which Murata will develop communication modules for ISA100 Wireless field wireless devices. Murata is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules and, power supply modules. In a demonstration of support for ISA100 Wireless technology, Murata recently joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute as a technical member.
 
Murata will develop ISA100 Wireless communication modules by licensing the technology from Yokogawa. This arrangement enables Murata to expand its communication products business to industrial wireless devices for use in manufacturing sites around the globe. This partnership supports Yokogawa’s strategy to broaden adoption of its field wireless systems based on the ISA100 Wireless standard.
 
“The alliance between Yokogawa and Murata provides another proof point in the broad applicability of ISA100 Wireless technology,” said Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. “We welcome Murata to WCI and look forward to its portfolio of ISA100 Wireless™ offerings.”

About Murata
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com.

About Yokogawa
Yokogawa's global network of 86 companies spans 56 countries. Founded in 1915, the US $4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit the company's website www.yokogawa.com.
 
About ISA100 Wireless
ISA100 Wireless (ISA100.11a / 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.
 
 
Press Contacts:
 
Lisa Grau
GrauPR for ISA100 WCI
760-207-9090
lisa@graupr.com
 
Andre Ristaino
Managing Director
ISA100 WCI
919-990-9222
aristaino@isa.org