Centero joins the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
Integrator focused on advancing ‘Internet of Things’ to support ISA100 Wireless™
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (19 November 2013) –The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today that Centero, a networking technology integrator, has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute.
Centero offers product integration services to process control device suppliers who are adding ISA100 Wireless capability to products in their portfolios. The Centero team includes wireless communication experts with stack and application layer experience who participated in the ISA100 Standards Committee process.
Centero is the authorized channel distributor for Nivis communication modules, gateways and related products for the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions; providing engineering services and product support for the same.
“Centero is an active member of the ISA100 Wireless family, as well as a perpetual innovator and promoter of new wireless industrial technologies,” said Robert Assimiti, co-founder and CTO of Centero. “With its IPv6 foundation, we view ISA100 Wireless technology as an integral component in the emerging ‘Internet of Things.’”
“Centero recognizes that ISA100 Wireless provides a solid technical foundation for ‘The Internet of Things’ in industrial computing,” said Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. “The addition of Centero builds on this year’s strategy to establish a credible technical support ecosystem for ISA100 Wireless device suppliers.”
About ISA100 Wireless
ISA100 Wireless is an international, industrial wireless networking standard built to serve the needs of process industries. From its diverse product portfolio, users can select best-of-breed devices from a large pool of suppliers that the ISA100 Wireless Compliant™ program guarantees to be interoperable. With ISA100 Wireless, automation engineers can quickly create, modify, optimize, and scale wireless networks that are open, interoperable, and reliable for their most critical applications. ISA100 Wireless is the first standard in the ISA100 family of open standards.
The ISA100 Wireless standard received ISA committee approval in 2011 and formal ANSI approval in January 2012. Headed toward internationalization, the formal standard, ANSI/ISA-100.11a-2011, was submitted to the IEC and designated as IEC 62734 in the TC65 committee. IEC 62734 was unanimously approved during the CDV ballot in 2013. ISA100 Wireless (IEC 62734) will receive full FDIS in the first half of 2014.
About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a non-profit industry organization that provides users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support, and compliance testing for the ISA100 family of standards. ISA100 WCI provides real-world feedback from the deployment of ISA100 Wireless devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees, fostering rapid refinement to the standards.
More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org.
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