Interoperability events are an important dimension of WCI’s technical program and provide ISA100 WCI member organizations an opportunity to validate the ISA100 Wireless brand promise of assured interoperability.
WCI conducts interoperability events as part of its quality assurance processes to ensure that functional tests conducted during ISA100 Wireless certifications provide proper coverage for the ISA100 Wireless Implementation Specification. The interoperability test campaigns provide 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”, said Jay Werb, WCI Technical Director.
“Participants who attended the RTP, North Carolina ISA Headquarters event in April 2017 were extremely enthusiastic. The event served to build bonds among members from the ISA100 Wireless technical community”, noted Andre Ristaino, WCI Managing Director. “We hosted participants from the UK, Norway, Romania, Taiwan, Japan, USA and other countries. I think the week’s highlight was the evening social at a converted 1800’s cotton mill overlooking the scenic Haw River in Saxapahaw, North Carolina”.
End users can select ISA100 Wireless Compliant™ devices from a best-of-breed pool of suppliers with assurances of device interoperability.
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.
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.