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Can SP100 merge with WirelessHART?

After a parade of speakers from the HART Board of Directors, including Peter Zornio from Emerson, Gareth Johnson and Pat Cashwell from ABB, and speakers from Siemens and Endress+Hauser strongly recommended that at the very least, ISA100 incorporate the WirelessHART standard and at best, recommended that WirelessHART be adopted as...

ISCI gains Founding Members, begins operation

According to a press release from ISA today, BP, Chevron, Honeywell, Siemens and Yokogawa have consented to become Founding Members of the ISA Security Compliance Institute. "The Founding Strategic Member companies," the release says, "have demonstrated industry leadership by making a two year commitment for funding and significant volunteer time...

A very very big win for end users-- if we can keep it.

From the press release: PRESS RELEASE HCF and ISA to Collaborate on Wireless Standards (Austin TX USA - 24 September 2007) - The HART Communication Foundation (HCF) and ISA have entered into an agreement to collaborate and investigate opportunities to incorporate Wireless...

ISA declares Marketing and Sales Summit a success...

And while this might be the time for some shameless self promotion, the fact is that as titular chair of the event, I was backed by a group of tireless people who did all the work. So they should get the credit, and not me.

Back, really back, to the basics...

Bernard Penney, from ISA, sent out this email today. Bernard is responding to the widely recognized lack of new, trained workers in the automation profession. Please pass it along to anybody you think might benefit from learning how to read a P&ID: Today's highlight is a self-study workbook offering a...

An open letter to the SP100 community...

An Open Letter to the SP100 Community

Coming up for air...

Been at the ISA Marketing and Sales Summit since yesterday afternoon... Alison Smith of AMR set the tone by discussing what manufacturing management wants... Peter Martin of Invensys talked about how to speak to the C-level and why we should...and Jerry Gipson of Dow Chemical was the Voice of the...

Thank you, John...

At the ISA Wireless Summit last week, notwithstanding all the other fine presentations, including an excellent one by Honeywell's Harsh Chitale, the cream was the speech given by John Berra, CEO of Emerson Process Management. You can read my contemporaneous notes on the blog from last week but I asked John if...

Paul Sereiko closes out the conference...

This is an out of the box presentation, Paul said.

The Dust Newbie talks Money

Steve Toteta, new kid from Dust Networks, is talking about an economic perspective on wireless mesh networking. His agenda: Wireless Sensor Networking Economic Impact Case Studies Self organizing and self healing mesh technology brings many things to the industrial environment.