Dräger joins the ISA100 Wireless™ Compliance Institute

International leader in medical and safety technology supports ISA100 Wireless

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (13 June 2017) – The ISA100 Wireless™ Compliance Institute (WCI) announced today that Germany-based Dräger has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute.

Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. The safety product and service range covers systems for personal protection, gas detection technology and integrated hazard management. They serve companies in the chemical and petrochemical industries, mining and the public sector such as fire services, police and disaster protection.

The company's portfolio includes stationary and mobile gas detection systems, personal protective equipment, professional diving gear, alcohol and drug testing devices, and a varied range of training and services, in addition to projects such as fire training systems and interchangeable special units for tunnel rescue trains.

"WCI welcomes Dräger to the ISA100 Wireless community," remarked Andre Ristaino, ISA100 WCI managing director. "We look forward to working with Dräger to augment their impressive product portfolio with ISA100 Wireless capabilities." 

"Choosing the ISA100 Wireless technology, Dräger is now able to bring its fixed gas detection to a new level by revisiting expensive installation paradigms. This enhancement has been possible while keeping the stringent safety standards of Dräger, a property that was only possible thanks to the flexibility of the ISA100 Wireless communication protocol," says Bernhard Mohr from Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA.

"By joining the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute and helping to promote this technology worldwide, Dräger can accelerate the adoption of ISA100 Wireless for existing or new markets and also benefits from a great visibility."

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.

Dräger. Technology for Life®

Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Our products protect, support, and save lives. Founded in 1889, Dräger generated revenues of more than € 2.5 billion in 2016. The Dräger Group is currently present in over 190 countries and has more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.draeger.com for more information.

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.

Press Contacts:

Mike Brazda
Marketing Manager
919-990-9227
mbrazda@isa.org

Andre Ristaino
Managing Director
ISA100 WCI
919-990-9222
aristaino@isa.org