ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Announces New ISA100.11a Product Certifications
Research Triangle Park, NC (26 September 2012) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) today announced certifications for five additional ISA-100.11a conformant wireless devices. Conformance certification testing is conducted by National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) (NASDAQ:NTSC), an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited lab, on behalf of ISA100 WCI.
Additions to the ISA-100.11a certified device registration list include:
Visit the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute at Booth #757 at ISA Automation Week 2012, this week in Orlando, Florida, to get a firsthand look at these devices.
“I am pleased with the addition of these devices to the ISA100 registered products list and would also point out that the number of ISA100 products available from suppliers triples when you include the yet-to-be-certified ISA100 products in the queue,” said Andre Ristaino, managing director of ISA100 WCI. “Support for ISA100 is growing and recent additions to ISA100 WCI membership include John Crane Company, Cosasco, Phoenix Contact, Forbes Marshall and TLV.”
About the ISA100 Standard
The ISA-100.11a industrial wireless networking standard is the first in the ISA100 open family of standards, focusing on the needs of process industries. The ISA100 Wireless Compliant certification ensures that supplier companies deliver interoperable wireless products and provides users the freedom to choose best-of-breed ISA-100.11a devices from any supplier. As a result, automation engineers are able to create, modify, optimize and scale wireless networks quickly at user sites. With ISA100, customers have a solution that is open, interoperable, scalable and reliable for their most critical applications. ISA100 technology is simple to deploy, reliable, secure and supports traditional and future applications, including control. Built from the ground-up using open industry standards, ISA-100.11a includes native IPv6 addressing, 6LoWPAN technology, AES-128 encryption, IEEE 802.15.4 radios, duocast transmission and object technology enabling control in the field.
ISA-100.11a-2011 received committee approval in 2011 and formal ANSI approval in January 2012. Headed towards internationalization, ISA-100.11a-2011 was accepted as new work in IEC SC65C and as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) IEC 62734 in 2011.
Planned additions to the ISA100 family of standards include support for backhaul functionality, factory automation, power management, asset and people tracking, and other key use-cases. Details on the approved standard, the ISA100 roadmap, and use-case presentations are available at www.isa.org/ISA100.
About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a non-profit industry organization providing users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support and compliance for the ISA-100 family of universal industrial wireless standards. ISA100 WCI provides real world feedback from deployment of ISA100 devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees in order to foster rapid refinement and development of open industry standards for wireless applications. Institute members include end users, technology suppliers, research and development professionals, academia and other industry consortia and standards bodies.
More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org.