ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Announces Wireless and Networking Exchange at ISA EXPO 2008
Research Triangle Park, NC (23 September) – ISA will hold a Wireless and Networking Exchange at ISA EXPO on 14-16 October 2008 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.
The ISA EXPO Wireless and Networking Exchange offers focused areas featuring hardwired and wireless networking, case studies, ISA100 wireless standards for automation, wireless security.
Special events include a look into the latest information on industrial bus and field communications, a wireless tour entitled “No Wires, No Hype,” and discussions on understanding and implementing ISA100 Wireless Standards.
Several demonstrations are scheduled during the week, including Field Device Tool (FDT) Interface, Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) and ISA104, and ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. The ISA100 Wireless Standards committee will host an interactive booth with members of the committee on hand to answer questions and engage in dialogue about the emerging family of wireless standards.
Dr. Kris Pister of UC Berkeley, the inventor of Smart Dust, will deliver a keynote address entitled “From Smart Dust to Smart Plants – the Revolution of Wireless Sensor Networking” on Tuesday, 14 October at 11:00 a.m. Ten years ago, Dr. Pister started the Smart Dust project at UC Berkeley and launched a wave of academic research and venture capital investment based on the promise of wireless sensor networks. Dr. Pister’s keynote will discuss key milestones in the development of wireless sensing, from his pioneering work in MEMS for the military to the lessons learned in developing and commercializing wireless solutions that meet the demands of the industrial market.
Technical conference sessions focused on wireless and networking technology include:
Wireless Applications in the Process Industry
Secure Wireless Options for SCADA Systems
Wireless Applications on the Factory Floor
Wireless Standards Landscape
ISA100 Introduction and Overview - A Tutorial
Wireless HART Introduction and Overview - A Tutorial
EPC Views on Wireless - A Panel Discussion
Wireless at PPG Lake Charles
Technology Exchange Briefings are opportunities open to all for attendees to listen to and talk with the world’s leading wireless and networking authorities as they deliver timely briefings on the latest technology developments, applications, and the effective implementation of industry standards.
The Wireless and Networking Briefings include:
People and Asset Tracking and Identification - Industrial Challenges and Solutions
ISA100.11a Release 1 - A Look under the Hood of the First of the ISA100 Family
Solving the Issue of Interoperability among Wireless Devices and Systems
Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation - An Overview
Wireless Systems for Automation - The ISA100 Industrial Wireless Standard
Wireless In My Plant: User Requirements for Wireless Security - A Panel Discussion
Assessing Wireless Automation Systems Compliance with Industry Standards - An ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Update
A Movement toward Wireless Standards Solutions in Factory Discrete and Hybrid Applications
Wireless Systems and Devices
ISA Training courses held during ISA EXPO include:
Industrial Wireless Systems (IC85C)
Developing an ISA100.11a Wireless Standard Compliant Product (IC90)
Applications of Industrial Wireless Systems (SP25c)
Asset Tracking for Industrial Settings: Overview and Applications (SP27c)
ISA EXPO also offers five additional technical exchanges: enterprise integration, process automation, security, environmental and quality control, and safety. Each track will offer technical conference sessions and open-to-all X-Pod briefings on the show floor. There is also a vendor exhibition open to ISA EXPO attendees throughout the week.
For more information on the wireless and networking exchange and other ISA EXPO conference exchanges, visit www.isa.org/isaexpo2008.
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).