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ISA100 Wireless™ Compliance Institute hosts successful interoperability event

5/22/2017

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (23 May 2017) – The ISA100 Wireless™ Compliance Institute (WCI) announced today that it recently conducted a successful interoperability event that featured more than 20 devices from 13 different suppliers.

The April 2017 event was a part of a regular schedule of interoperability events. These events—important components of WCI's technical program—provide ISA100 WCI member organizations an opportunity to validate the ISA100 Wireless brand promise of assured interoperability.

The interoperability event program, part of WCI’s quality assurance processes, ensures functional tests conducted within ISA100 Wireless certification testing provide proper coverage for the ISA100 Wireless Implementation Specification, and delivers real-world evidence that certified devices from any supplier will interoperate in any system supplier’s network.  

“These events provide ongoing validation of the ISA100 Wireless certifications, identify areas for new test coverage as new categories of devices are added to the ISA100 Wireless portfolio, and provide input for improving the usability of the ISA100 Wireless certification test platform,” says Jay Werb, WCI Technical Director.

“Participants who attended the event at our RTP, North Carolina headquarters in April were extremely enthusiastic. In addition to performing a critical QA role for our technical program, the event served to build bonds among members of the ISA100 Wireless technical community,” notes Andre Ristaino, WCI Managing Director. “We hosted participants from the UK, Norway, Romania, Taiwan, Japan, the US and other countries. One of the week’s highlights was the evening social, hosted at a converted 1800’s-era cotton mill overlooking the scenic Haw River in Saxapahaw, North Carolina.”

Obtain more information about the interoperability event and view event photos on this WCI web page.

About ISA100 Wireless™
ISA100 Wireless (IEC 62734) is an international, industrial wireless networking and communications standard engineered to support the next generation of IIOT technology and includes support for 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. 

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:
Michael Brazda
Marketing and Operations Manager
919-990-9227
mbrazda@isa.org 

Andre Ristaino
Managing Director
ISA100 WCI
919-990-9222
aristaino@isa.org