ISA100 Wireless Institute Press Release
Forbes Marshall Joins ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (23 October 2012) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) today announced that Forbes Marshall, an India-based steam engineering and control instrumentation company, has joined ISA100 WCI as a supplier member.
For over half a century, Forbes Marshall has been building steam engineering and control instrumentation solutions for the process industry. Forbes Marshall's goal is to deliver solutions in energy, efficiency and process automation, using the best technology the world has to offer.
“We are excited to join the growing membership of the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute and promote the benefits of ISA-100.11a, while simultaneously working to certify our wireless products as ISA-100.11.a conformant,” said Vinod Joshi, manager of research and development at Forbes Marshall. “Forbes Marshall has demonstrated leadership in process efficiency and energy conservation through technology tie-ups and focused investments in manufacturing and research. ISA-100.11a represents best-in-class wireless technology for the process industries and aligns with our corporate philosophy to be recognized as a trusted partner who provides innovative solutions.”
“We welcome Forbes Marshall as a new member and applaud their enthusiasm in promoting and building products based on ISA-100.11a wireless technology,” said Andre Ristaino, managing director of ISA100 WCI. “Customers around the globe are taking notice of the expanding portfolio of ISA-100.11a wireless products and realizing the benefits of the flexible, open wireless networking technology.”
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 ISA-100 roadmap, and use-case presentations are available at www.isa.org/ISA100.
About Forbes Marshall
For over six decades, Forbes Marshall has been building steam engineering and control instrumentation solutions that work for the process industry. Today the company has evolved into a leader in process efficiency and energy conservation through technology tie-ups and focused investments in manufacturing and research.
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 ISA100 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.