ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Announces Third Edition of Wireless Networks Resource
Research Triangle Park, NC (20 February 2008) -- ISA recently announced the third edition of its popular book, Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation by Dick Caro.
Available in digital format, this book includes the increasingly popular wireless application Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) topic and also provides a clear, unbiased view of the emerging wireless communications market. Caro's goal is to help keep readers up-to-date with the wireless market so they can make better decisions on the timing and strategy for implementing wireless networks for automation projects.
According to Caro, going wireless is more than just plugging in some wireless components to replace the wires. Residential networks are easily justified using today's inexpensive wireless components to avoid costly or unsightly wire installations. Industrial use is not quite so clear due to privacy and security problems and the potential for signal loss in plant environments. Industrial use must have secure communications that never fails. However, the cost of industrial wiring is so high, that wireless can usually be justified.
In this third edition, the author includes a general update of events that have occurred since the previous edition. Of significance is an overview of new technology, such as ISA100.11a, WirelessHART, and WiFi, including IEEE 802.11n.
For more information about this resource, visit www.isa.org/wirelessnetworks or call (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).