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Bitherm SL Joins the ISA100 Wireless™ Compliance Institute

Pioneer in steam traps supports ISA100 Wireless

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (9 June 2015) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today that Spain-based Bitherm SL has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. Bitherm SA specializes in steam traps for steam and condensate networks.

Bitherm SL was founded in 1977 in Spain and has since become a pioneer in the development of cutting-edge steam traps for steam and condensate networks. The company offers a variety of products including steam traps, a monitoring system, compact steam trap stations, manifolds and portable detection equipment. The company also provides services, including a complete steam trap maintenance program, leak detection in steam traps and valves, energy audits, implementation of intensive maintenance systems, steam trap inspections, residual energy recovery installations, training, talks and seminars.

Bitherm SL is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the ongoing trend of convergence between the remote sensing field and the industrial instrumentation field. In order to best address this dynamic, Bitherm group is supporting ISA100 Wireless technology. The ISA100 Wireless network meets all the requisites that the non-critical monitoring application of Bitherm group demands: reliability, security, and scalability for data connectivity between limited power sensor nodes and the remote sensor.

"With the deployment of ISA100 Wireless networks, the Bitherm Group will be able to offer its clients a flexible and complete monitoring system that increases the number of sensing nodes available for hard-to-reach locations," said Vicente Blazquez, Founder and CEO of the Bitherm Group."And the selection of ISA100 Wireless as a communication protocol standard guarantees interoperability with different providers, allowing Bitherm Group technology a smooth transition into existing markets."

About ISA100 Wireless™

ISA100 Wireless (IEC 62734) is an international, industrial wireless networking and communications standard engineered to serve the needs of process industries. With native IPv6 networking and object architecture, ISA100 Wireless extends the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to wireless. End users can select ISA100 Wireless Compliant™ devices from a best-of-breed pool of suppliers with assurances of device interoperability. ISA100 Wireless enables automation engineers to 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.

Built from the ground up and driven by user requirements, the ISA100 Wireless standard received formal ANSI approval in January 2012 and approval as IEC 62734 in September 2014. ISA100 Wireless is the only IPv6, 6LowPAN industrial protocol designed for industrial automation. ISA100 Wireless meets requirements of ETSI EN 300 328 v1.8.1 for coexistence with nearby 2.4 GHz radio devices.

About Bitherm SL

Bitherm SL is a company with a light and flexible structure that provides for quick decision making and fast response time. Bitherm SL operates in all steps of the production process, including design, prototyping, testing, mass production, marketing, warranty service, maintenance, and support—ensuring its ability to adapt to all customer needs.

The company maintains a strong and continuous commitment to innovation and R&D, resulting in numerous international breakthrough patents. BiTherm is regarded as a pioneer in the development of cutting-edge steam traps and steam monitoring systems.

The company has been awarded three Gold Medals at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland (in 2004, 2005 and 2012) and at other international award programs—reflecting its commitment to innovation and professional service.

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.

The ISA100 Wireless and ISA100 Wireless Compliant are trademarks of ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. All other marks are trademarks of their respective companies.

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Andre Ristaino
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