Friday, October 10, 2014

Free licenses to enhance real-time control!

Emerson Process Management has licensed royalty free patent rights for its PIDPlus wireless PID controller technology to improve real-time control performance, simplify tuning and inherently protect against system failures across all control systems. The licenses will be provided through the HART Communication Foundation, the independent organisation that provides global support for the application of HART technology.
Emerson's Peter Zornio (left) and Ted Masters of the HART Communication Foundation discuss how free licenses will enable reliable control using WirelessHART communication.
PIDPlus technology is fundamental to offering high quality real-time control using WirelessHART measurement and actuator devices with a digital control system (DCS). PIDPlus can be custom created on most existing automation systems and has been a standard feature of Emerson’s DeltaV™ distributed control system (DCS) for more than four years. Within the DeltaV system, PIDPlus enables effective and reliable control using WirelessHART communication that is optimised for improved battery life.

According to Ted Masters, president of the HART Communication Foundation, “We are pleased to offer PIDPlus technology to our broader membership as another step to advance the capability of WirelessHART toward reliable real-time control. Contributions such as these from our member companies continue to push HART Communication Protocol to cutting edge technology to the benefit of the entire process automation industry.”

"WirelessHART has undergone rapid adoption, across a variety of industries. This technology provides greater confidence and performance when using wireless for more critical applications," said Peter Zornio, chief strategic officer, Emerson Process Management. "We are strong believers in standards organisations that provide open platforms for interoperability, thereby enabling users to optimise their technology investments.”

New tools for safe and simple assembly of industrial connectors.

Harting has introduced a new range of tools to aid the assembly of the company's family of industrial connectors.

The tools include a new slimline screwdriver, tightening torque tools for guiding pins and bushes, panel cutout punch tools for industrial connectors, a new 4-indent crimp tool and crimping tools for wire gauges up to 70 mm².

The new tightening torque tool offers the simplest operation and reproducible quality with a fixed torque (0.5 Nm) which makes over- or under-tightening impossible. The new slimline screwdrivers are ideal for lean assembly with the integration of the insulation at blade diameter.

The implementation of the Harting panel cutout punch tools represents a further addition in the area of processing technology. Customers who retrospectively select the most expedient connector can make the corresponding cutout very simply. A battery- or hand-powered hydraulic punching machine is available which - in combination with the appropriate punch unit - makes the corresponding hole immediately. As a result, users can entirely dispense with laborious sawing. The punch unit is available for many different sizes, including Harting's Han(R) B and Han-Compact(R) connector families.

For crimp assembly technology, battery- and hand-powered crimp tools for high-current contacts are available, with a press force of 60 kN in combination with 9 mm wide DIN 46235 press dies for all HC contacts up to 70 mm². Previously, a tool with a press force of 130 kN had to be employed.

The new 4-indent crimp tool features a rotatable locator with integral marking of the crimp settings to make its operation significantly easier. This results in the expected high crimp quality of a 4-indent crimp with low operating force requirements.

Gas at Water & Wastewater event!

The organisers of WWEM 2014, the Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring event (Telford, 5/6th November 2014), have announced that this year’s show will again feature a Gas Detection Zone following the popularity of this section at previous WWEM events.

The Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM) is helping to organise the gas detection zone which will focus on new technology and products to detect hazards such as exposure to low oxygen levels in confined spaces and to toxic and flammable gases in the workplace.

CoGDEM’s Leigh Greenham says “This year there will be stands featuring gas detection technology as well as associated products and services, in addition to a wider range of free workshops covering topics such as ‘bump-testing versus calibration’, ‘confined space entry’, ‘VOC detection’ and much more.”

New gas detection techniques will be on show and the ‘CoGDEM Guide to Gas Detection’ hardback book will be available at the event. Many of the world's leading gas detection equipment manufacturers will display their latest products and services at the WWEM 2014 exhibition, including Air Products, Alphasense, ATI, BOC/Linde, Draeger, GMI, Geotech, GfG, ISC, Infratec, RAE Systems, Riken Keiki (RKI), Scientific & Technical Gases, Shawcity and Sira.

WWEM organiser Marcus Pattison is delighted with CoGDEM’s participation. He says: “With so much taking place during the two days, WWEM 2014 will be a hive of activity, but with free entry, free parking and free lunches and refreshments for pre-registered visitors, we have made it easier to make the most of time spent at WWEM 2014.”

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Control system for a waste-to-energy facility in Cornwall.

Yokogawa France S.A.S., has won an order from VINCI Environment UK to supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for a waste-to-energy facility that is being built for SITA Cornwall (GB). VINCI Environment is part of VINCI Construction, France’s leading construction company.

This facility, the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre, is being built in St. Dennis, which is located in the center of Cornwall a region in the south west of Britain. Scheduled to start operation in 2016, it will be capable of handling 240,000 tons of residual waste per year, and will generate sufficient electricity to power around 21,000 homes.

For the control of the boilers and all auxiliary facilities at this plant, Yokogawa will supply the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system and the ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system. In addition to being responsible for the engineering of the facility’s automation systems, Yokogawa France will support both the installation and commissioning of these systems. In this capacity, it will work closely with VINCI Environment, which is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company for this project. In 2011, Yokogawa also received an order from VINCI Environment*3 to supply control systems for VERNEA, one of the most innovative waste treatment facilities, which was built in central France for SITA (Suez Environment Group). The systems delivered for that project have been working with no problems.

In the U.K. and other European countries, strict regulations on the landfill disposal of waste materials are being introduced to protect the environment. As an alternative, many waste-to-energy plants are being built.

Yokogawa has a solid track record in this field, having delivered more than 140 control systems for waste treatment facilities in Japan and other countries. The Cornwall project is Yokogawa’s fourth control system order for a waste-to-energy facility in Britain. By leveraging its engineering experience in this field, Yokogawa aims to expand its waste treatment facility control business worldwide, with a focus on Europe, and thereby help to build a sustainable society.

Widest bandwidth high-performance microwave vector signal analyser & fast switching continuous wave signal generator #PXI #PAuto

National Instruments has announced the industry’s widest bandwidth high-performance 26.5 GHz microwave vector signal analyser (VSA) and a fast tuning 20 GHz continuous wave signal generator. The two new instruments complement the extensive NI modular instruments offering and expand the measurement capabilities of the PXI platform. 

High-Performance vector signal analysers deliver a combination of low noise floor, high linearity, and low phase noise. NI’s new 26.5 GHz VSA combines these attributes with up to 765 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. With the VSA’s bandwidth, engineers can analyse some of the industry’s widest bandwidth signals in a single acquisition including radar pulses, LTE-Advanced transmissions and 802.11ac waveforms. In addition, the VSA’s fast measurement speed helps engineers decrease time to market and ultimately lower their cost of test. Finally, engineers can program the VSA’s user-programmable FPGA with LabVIEW system design software to customise instrument behaviour and address the most advanced RF test applications. 

The new 20 GHz signal generator features an ideal combination of exceptional phase noise and fast tuning time (100 µs). This instrument addresses applications including blocking/interferer generation, high-performance intermodulation distortion test benches and various electronic warfare applications. 

“The NI 20 GHz PXI source offers an excellent combination of phase noise and tuning time in a small form factor – a perfect combination for testing our next-generation radar systems,” said Lennart Berlin, Senior Specialist for Microwave Measurement Techniques at Saab AB. 

International Instrumentation Symposium issues Call for Abstracts!

The Program Committee of the 61st International Instrumentation Symposium has issued a Call for Papers, inviting authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in the instrumentation field to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference.

This year’s conference, to be held jointly with the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT Society), will be conducted 12-14 May 2015  in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.

Three ISA divisions—Aerospace Industries, Test Measurement, and Process Measurement and Control—are sponsoring the event, which will include paper sessions, presentations, short courses, workshops and tutorials. (For the most up-to-date information on the conference, including short courses, workshops and tutorials, please refer to the ISA website.)

ISA’s International Instrumentation Symposium is recognized by industry experts throughout the world as the premier annual forum for the exploration of new and innovative instrumentation techniques, solutions and applications. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2014

Papers submitted will be considered for publication in the much respected ISA technical journal, ISA Transactions. (See our item about impact of this journal - Automation journal makes impact among world’s leading journals! (8th Aug 2014)

Modbus talks BACnet!

The new Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway makes it possible to connect Modbus devices to a BACnet network. The gateway handles conversion between Modbus (RTU, ASCII, and TCP) and BACnet/IP and makes each connected Modbus device appear as a BACnet compliant device on the BACnet network.

As BACnet networks are increasingly being used in buildings and infrastructure installations, there is also an increasing demand for integrating devices that communicate on Modbus into BACnet networks. Therefore, HMS now presents the Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway. This gateway works as a translator between the two networks allowing Modbus RTU, ASCII and TCP-devices to show up as individual BACnet-compliant devices on a BACnet/IP network. This enables central BACnet control and supervision of Modbus devices such as drives, HVAC controllers and measuring equipment in building installations.

Making BACnet system integration easier
“The Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway gives system integrators and building owners more flexibility as they now can use Modbus devices in BACnet projects as well,” said Markus Bladh, Product Manager at HMS. “The gateway is also a good fit for machine builders who want to offer their products to the building automation market. We are seeing an increasing general market demand to connect Modbus devices to BACnet networks, and this new gateway adds yet another gateway combination to the over 300 Anybus gateways already available off the shelf for fieldbus and industrial Ethernet connectivity.“

How the gateway works
Two ports are available on the gateway to connect to serial Modbus (RTU and ASCII) and Ethernet (BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP). When connected, users will benefit from a free library of common Modbus device profiles in order to quickly establish communication between the networks. HMS also provides a straight-forward tool with instructions on how to create device profiles for Modbus devices not yet covered by the library. Commissioning and troubleshooting is done in the included web interface

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Safe and simple locks!

Rittal's new TS 8 isolator door cover, when deployed in tandem with the actuation mechanisms, adjacent door locking and interconnecting rods, fulfils all requirements of the UL 508 A standard. (A requirement for the North American market.)

Featuring a raft of technical updates and design features, Rittal’s TS 8 isolator door cover range, prevents opera-tors from opening the enclosure and touching live electrical components. The isolator door cover is mounted on the side of the enclosure to which an actuator lever or isolator switch, as the master switch, can be integrated. As a result, the door can only be opened when the isolator switch has been activated and the electricity supply to all components in the enclosure has been disconnected.

A complete row of bayed enclosures can be made safe using a single isolator door cover. The door of the neighbouring enclosure is then operated via the adjacent door latch.

Easy to assemble, the 125-mm-wide isolator door cover can be mounted on either the left or right of the enclosu-re by a single person. The revised locking mechanism consists of a small number of compact parts, is easy to assemble and can be deployed for all approved actuator levers. Standard side panels can be fitted on the side opening of the isolator door cover with automatic potential equalisation.

PXIe Remote Controller with PCIe Gen 2 x8 Link!

Link supports fully transparent high bandwidth up to 4 GB/s, for efficient remote PXI Express control through PC

Adlink Technology has released its new PCIe-PXIe-8638 high performance PXI Express remote controller, enabling remote control of any PXI Express system directly via PC. Fully software- and driver-transparent bandwidth up to 4 GB/s is available through PCIe Gen 2 x8 link capability. With the PCIe-PXIe-8638, processor performance is maximized for industrial PC, server, or workstation, delivering dependable remote control of the PXI/PXIe system, and maximum flexibility and reduced hybrid test application costs.

"In complicated hybrid test systems, a high performance server or workstation is conventionally deployed as the host PC to control all test equipment simultaneously" Catherine Wu, Senior Director of Adlink's Measurement and Automation Product Segment said. “PXI systems have often been used in hybrid systems for data acquisition. The new release of Adlink’s PCIe-PXIe-8638 means efficient remote control of PXI Express systems is available through an existing host PC, with no extra expense required for additional embedded control. This represents an optimized solution, dramatically reducing time and cost for system development.”

The Adlink PCIe-PXIe-8638 includes a PCIe-8638 module for installation in a PC, connected via a PCIe x8 shielded twisted pair copper cable and rugged latching connectors to a PXIe-8638 module in slot 1 of a PXIe chassis. Sustained throughput of 4 GB/s is enabled in each direction, with transmission extending to 5m with no decrease in signal rate. Users benefit from the flexibility of remote control, avoid test system exposure to harsh or hazardous environments. In addition, LED indicators on the PXIe-8638 front panel deliver link status information for the PCI Express lanes on the module to the backplane, maximizing convenience of system setup.

The PCIe-PXIe-8638’s built-in comprehensive and transparent architecture enables function independent of the operating system, along with fast and convenient detection of all installed PXI cards in the extension system, without requiring additional drivers or software, resulting in superior scalability creating complicated testing systems.

With the release of the PCIe-PXIe-8638, and Adlink's top performing 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor-based PXIe-3985 embedded controller in 2014, Adlink’s PXI controller portfolio presents a more complete solution than ever for a wide variety of testing and measurement applications.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Managing regulatory compliance in laboratories.

The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe meets the requirements of highly regulated laboratories by providing audit trails, time and date stamping of all actions and version control of all reference data, such as test definitions. This helps with compliance to any guidelines that require change control, validation and audit trailing of changes to stored data.

Examples include cGLPs and cGMPs and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 in pharmaceutical companies, NELAC and ISO 17025 in water and food testing laboratories or NAMAS / UKAS regulations. With Matrix Gemini in use in a wide range of industries and applications, experts from Autoscribe are available to discuss in detail how the software helps achieve compliance for individual guidelines.

Matrix Gemini, with its comprehensive security controls, audit trails and e-signature functionality, has been developed following FDS recommended software development practices and procedures in an ISO 9001:2008 certified environment. The system produces exact, complete and readable copies of all records (acquired data, audit trail, electronic signatures, etc.) in electronic format or paper format. Multiple security levels are available for each system function down to screen, field and button level.

Autoscribe’s internal procedures for controlling the distribution and release of documentation for system operation and maintenance also meet the requirements of guidelines such as FDA 21 CFR Part 11. A system development “life-cycle” process is used and the user requirements, functional specifications, design specifications, source code and test scripts are all available for review and audit for each release.

Entry level industrial camera retains speed and resolution!

The new JAI ‘Go’ series of industrial cameras from Stemmer,  feature a 5-megapixel global shutter CMOS imager capable of delivering full resolution images at 107 frames/second over a 2 channel, Power-over-Mini-Camera-Link interface. Packaged in a 29mm x 29 mm x 41.5 mm housing and weighing just 46 grams, these new cameras have an industrial-grade rating of 10G vibration and 80G shock which makes them ideally suited to applications that require repetitive camera movement or on robotics/unmanned vehicles, as well as for mounting in tight spaces.

The monochrome GO-5000M-PMCL and colour GO-5000C-PMCL cameras offer many of the features of JAI’s high performance Spark SP-5000 cameras at a very competitive price point. In particular, versatile ROI and binning capabilities allow easy configuration to meet a wide range of customer requirements for resolution, speed and optical formats.

The sensor’s 5 micron square pixels mean that the centred 1080p or VGA ROI imaging options are fully optimised for 2/3” and 1/3” optics respectively, minimising the cost of optical components in keeping with the entry level pricing for the camera. The camera can be operated with a single ROI or up to 5 ROIs simultaneously.

Multiple sensor taps and the dual Camera Link interface enable users to select the most appropriate frame rate and data rate for the application using Base, Medium or Full configurations. Power is supplied through one of the two Mini Camera Link connectors.

Noise reduction facilities include a combination of analogue and digital gain controls to reduce the amount of quantised noise in low-light images. In addition, monochrome binning, both horizontal and vertical, is available for high sensitivity low noise imaging. The colour model offers a 4 channel analogue gain function for better white balancing and shading correction with reduced noise.

The new Go series also features JAI’s Auto Level Control that combines auto gain, and auto shutter capabilities in an integrated function to let users optimise their auto exposure control for lowest noise, fastest shutter or other priorities.

Workshop for energy!

COPA-DATA’s IEC 61850 workshop is aimed at general and control engineers in the energy industry. Participants will come away with in-depth information and a unique technical insight on topics like Ethernet networking, real-time data exchange, network architecture and substation automation.

The workshop is a follow-up event of COPA-DATA’s Energy Experience Day that took place in May 2014 (see video right). Several participants to the initial event expressed an interest in understanding the underlying protocols of substation automation and smart grids, so COPA-DATA was happy to pursue the opportunity.

“Many people working in the energy sector are still puzzled by the opportunities the international standard IEC 61850 offers,” explained Martyn Williams, managing director of COPA-DATA UK. “The truth is electrical power systems could be revolutionised by the implementation of standardised methods of communication between devices. The IEC 61850 standard enables businesses to design and implement hefty improvements when it comes to safety, reliability and cost.”

To satisfy the industry’s thirst for information, COPA-DATA invited international expert Dr. Pascal Schaub to hold a day-long master class explaining the IEC 61850 standard and other critical topics related to intelligent automation in the energy sector.

Dr. Schaub is the director and principal engineer of D.T. Partners Pty, a specialist provider of products and consultancy for the substation and grid automation sector. Dr. Schaub has extensive experience in the Australian electricity industry and is a member of the Standards Australia Technical committee EL-050 “Power System Control and Communications” and the international working group IEC/TC57 WG10 “Power System IED Communication and Associated Data Models”.

Their workshop at Solihull (GB October 30 2014will also include a working demonstration and a hands-on session on IEC 61850’s practical applications. COPA-DATA’s industry manager for energy, Jürgen Resch, will assist Dr. Pascal Schaub in coordinating an open forum at the end of the day. Resch, who joined COPA-DATA in 2003, has several years of experience in power plant automation and rail.

Integrated manufacturing IT solutions are key role in the pharma factory of the future!

PAS-X User Group Meeting: Pharma experts from around the world discuss current trends in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Source: Werum IT Solutions
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) - such as Werum's PAS-X - will take a key role for efficient production and packaging processes in the pharmaceutical industry. This was the main message of the 16th PAS-X User Group Meeting which was held at the invitation of Werum IT Solutions in Lüneburg (D) last month. About 120 experts from 50 pharma and biotech companies from 20 nations attended the meeting to learn more about current trends in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing and Werum's product innovations.

The theme of the two-day user conference was "PAS-X: Tuned up. Moving forward": Together with the PAS-X User Community, Werum further improved the leading MES for pharmaceutical and biotechnological manufacturing. The presentation of the PAS-X innovations focused on the future product development strategy and PAS-X usability.

Speakers from internationally leading pharma and biotech companies such as Bayer HealthCare, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis/CIBA VISION and UNIGEN complemented the presentations by sharing their PAS-X experience. For the first time, Dividella, Mediseal, Rondo and Seidenader - the other Körber Medipak Systems companies - presented their business. The keynote presentations on "HMI 4.0 - What is the future of Human-Machine Interaction?" and "Innovation in Diagnostics, Pharma and IT" also attracted wide interest.

Intrinsically safe infrared temperature sensor!

The new ExTemp series of intrinsically safe infrared temperature sensors from Calex Electronics is designed for use in ATEX and IECEx explosive atmospheres up to and including Zone 0 (gas) and Zone 20 (dust), in conjunction with a suitable safety barrier or isolator. 

Ex II 1GD, Ex ia IIC T4 Ga (Gas), 
Ex ia IIIC T135°C IP65 Da (Dust)
This range of pyrometers is available with a choice of pre-set temperature ranges from -20°C to +1000°C. All models have a two-wire 4 to 20 mA output that may be rescaled via the optional USB interface and software. 

A choice of optics is available so that small or large targets may be measured at short or long distances. 

All ExTemp sensors are supplied pre-configured for general-purpose use and may be used in many applications without the need for additional configuration. However, all models are fully configurable: the emissivity setting, averaging, peak and valley hold processing and reflected energy compensation parameters may be adjusted if required via the configuration software. 

The robust stainless steel 316 housing is sealed to IP65 and is ideal for offshore applications. 

The sensor is available with factory-fitted cable lengths from 5 to 25 metres, and the cable may be extended even further (subject to safety requirements) if required. 

Optional accessories include mounting brackets, air purge collar and a UKAS traceable calibration certificate.

The ExTemp is ideally suited for applications in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, automotive painting, and gas cylinder filling industries, among many more. 

Sparking a revolution in electrical measurement!

Twenty years after shaking up the electrical measurement market with the DIRIS system, the first multi-measurement solution, SOCOMEC is once again leading the way with its latest technological innovation: DIRIS Digiware, a totally modular and flexible energy measurement and monitoring system.

Key points
- An innovative measurement system that is accurate, flexible, multi-circuit, plug & play and cost-effective
- Concrete benefits for installers, panel builders and end-users
- Implementation time divided by 4
- Up to 30% cost savings vs existing technology
DIRIS Digiware is a simple solution for building a modular measurement system. It comprises as a minimum a display unit, a voltage measurement module, multiple current measurement modules and current sensors.

More precisely, the DIRIS Digiware modular system is based on a centralised display and a single voltage measuring point for the entire system. DIRIS Digiware offers an effective function-sharing capability. It also includes current measurement modules that are interconnected via the Digiware bus (RJ45 cables) for measuring energy consumption at the closest point to the actual loads. Each module can monitor one or more circuits via the current sensors by means of independent current inputs (3, 4 or 6 depending on the modules). With 3 inputs, a current module can monitor a three-phase circuit or 3 single-phase circuits.
The DIRIS Digiware system: multiple current modules with a centralised display and a common voltage module.
These four elements (centralised display, voltage measuring point, current measurement modules, current sensors) constitute the heart of the system. For applications without local display, the DIRIS Digiware C-31 system interface centralises all of the system’s data. The data from the Digiware modules and remote units is centralised on one or more DIRIS G communication gateways. Each gateway includes a WEBVIEW web server for monitoring electrical parameters in real time and for analysing energy consumption data.

An optional touch-screen tablet completes the system. It can be panel-mounted and is connected by Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi (via a router) for providing information to energy management software such as VERTELIS Suite.

For remote monitoring points, the user can also use the DIRIS B-30 measurement units with wireless or RS485 communication.

Advanced technology … made easy
The apparent simplicity of the concept is the result of SOCOMEC’s expertise in electrical measurement and communication technologies, as well a clear vision of what the measurement systems of tomorrow should be: accurate, flexible, multi-circuit, plug & play and cost-effective.

Concrete benefits
For contractors and panel builders:
• DIRIS Digiware is a plug & play solution: its RJ45 and RJ12 connections means that the modules can be very quickly integrated, as well as enabling the automatic configuration of the connected current sensors.
• DIRIS Digiware is above all a very cost-effective solution: implementation in a quarter of the time normally required, the compact design of the modules frees up more space in electrical equipment cabinets, and the common voltage measurement, display and communication functions offer up to 30% savings compared to existing metering technology.
For end-users:
• The accuracy of the system over a wide range of loads means it has unequalled precision in terms of energy measurements, thereby optimising any energy efficiency initiatives.
• DIRIS Digiware enables the identification of major loads and constantly monitors multiple electrical parameters for any anomalies. With its capacity to keep a check on the quality of electrical energy, the system can more easily anticipate network malfunctions.
• DIRIS Digiware is extremely flexible and is suited to the most space-constrained installations. The system can be easily retro-fitted in an existing facility thanks to the split-core current sensor options.

Compliance with standards: measurement accuracy is in accordance with standard IEC 61557-12: class 0.5 for the global measurement chain from 2 to 120% of nominal current (with TE current sensors).

New member for wireless body!

HIKOB, based in France, has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. This company specialises in building and supporting wireless autonomous multi-points data acquisition systems.

HIKOB systems are provided as fully integrated hardware and software platforms, built to collect complex data and support advanced data processing algorithms. The systems are quick and easy to install, and able to be deployed in all contexts and field types, such as road operations, traffic and parking, civil engineering structure monitoring, industrial machine condition monitoring, live coverage of sporting events and inertial measurements and positioning systems.

“HIKOB products add a multiplication of measurement points and reduce installation and maintenance costs over traditional wired installations,” said Guillaume Chelius, CEO, HIKOB. “ISA100 Wireless will help make our products even more efficient and, ultimately, help us deliver a better, more cost-effective system to our customers.”