Research Triangle Park, NC (27 August 2009) –Gastronics, Inc., a leading supplier of wireless gas sensors with a focus on hazardous sensing environments, joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute this summer as a supplier member. In 1999, Gastronics pioneered the wireless gas monitor by developing what is now known as True Wireless Gas Detection. True Wireless has become a standard for many companies due to its high reliability and significant cost savings.
"The ISA100.11a industrial wireless standard is being mentioned by customers more frequently and it just seemed like the right time to look into it," stated Bud Dungan, President of Gastronics. He added, "The concept of an industrial wireless communication standard with true interoperability and mesh networking capabilities is compelling. We are anxious to add ISA100.11a capabilities to our gas sensors and have high expectations for market uptake of these products."
Gastronics, based in Ohio, with dealer offices in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East is working with Nivis, LLC, a key supplier of ISA100.11a communication modules, to bring their ISA100.11a gas detection line to market later this year.
"The number of ISA100.11a early adopter companies is growing and the WCI provides a forum for sharing lessons learned and accelerating product development and introduction," said Andre Ristaino, WCI Managing Director. "We welcome the addition of Gastronics to the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute and Bud's insights on gas detection sensors."
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute 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 promoters include Apprion, BP, Chevron, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications,Fuji Electric, Honeywell, Invensys Process Systems, Nivis, Procter & Gamble, Shell, Shengyang Institute of Automation, and Yokogawa. More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa.org/isa100compliant.