International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
InTech Names Senscient as Winner of Gold Innovator’s Award at ISA EXPO 2009
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (4 November 2009) –The International Society of Automation (ISA) named Senscient, Inc. as the winner of its gold InTech Innovator’s Award. The accolade was presented at ISA EXPO 2009 in Houston in October. InTech also named Wireless Monitoring, Ltd. as the silver award winner, and ILS Technology, LLC took the bronze award. The InTech Innovator’s Awards recognize companies that have made significant and unique contributions to any field in the automation profession. These contributions include, but are not limited to, the design, development, and construction of tools, equipment, technical services, instrumentation, and/or an innovative service or contribution in automation.
Gold winner Senscient was recognized for developing the first new hazardous gas sensing technology in 20 years for industrial safety applications. Using the patented Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy (ELDS™) technology, Senscient’s Series 1000 and Series 2000
ELDS open path gas detection systems provide the first and only open path systems for low ppm levels of both hydrocarbon and toxic gas detection.
Silver winner Eltav was honored for its wireless monitoring of valves. Eltav’s system provides an end-to-end solution for monitoring various types of valves that operate in the process plant. The system gives operators a comprehensive picture of the valves’ performance status in real time.
Bronze winner ILS Technology was recognized for its deviceWISE Device Gateway. ILS Technology is a leading provider of intelligent connectivity solutions, which include device-to-device, device-to-enterprise application, and secure remote-access solutions. President and CEO Fred C. Yentz explains, "ILS Technology turns real-time device data into real-time information and events, which can be connected to enterprise applications and beyond."
About Senscient, Inc.
Senscient was founded in January 2004 to develop, manufacture and market advanced gas detection products for industrial safety, environmental monitoring and process control/analysis applications. The technology developed by Senscient to meet the demands of these applications is “Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy,” a truly revolutionary gas detection and measurement technology. For more information, visit www.senscient.com.
About ILS Technology
ILS Technology provides software technology and services that change the way companies share information within their own operations and their end-to-end supply chains. The company’s field-proven solutions enable secure and collaborative connections between intelligent devices in production environments, across enterprises, and between businesses—where the protection of intellectual property is crucial and the ability to share information from any point around the world in real time is paramount. ILS Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. For more information, visit www.ilstechnology.com.
About Eltav Wireless Monitoring, Ltd.
Eltav Wireless Monitoring Ltd. was founded in August 2006 and is focused on offering a revolutionary concept of a cost effective solution for wireless remote valve monitoring in the plant using the most advanced, safe and reliable wireless technologies. Eltav's products are designed to be installed in industries such as chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, gas and oil, water treatment, food, pulp and paper, and semiconductor FABs. For more information, visit www.eltav.com.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (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 conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).