Monday, June 21, 2010

New board member for wireless standard

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

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, 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.

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