Here's the press release, notwithstanding the fact that they have a whole track at this User Group on WirelessHART and how to use Yokogawa products with WirelessHART. #yoko #pauto
And further to the idea that there WILL be multiple wireless standards used in the industrial plant environment, here's a press release from the ZigBee folks that clearly plants them in the race for wireless sensor networks, not only in the process plant, not only in the discrete plant...
As expected, the ISA100 standard committee yesterday voted in favor of the draft ISA100.11a. Now it must go to the Standards and Practices Board at ISA for approval, and then to ANSI before it is an officially recognized standard.
I received a news release from Tom Clary at Invensys this morning that got me thinking. It announced that IPS was hosting the ISA95 standard meetings next week:
Well, close to 100 of us spent most of last week in Mountain View, CA at the Ames NASA public affairs building doing the standards dance.
Pat Schweitzer gave me permission to post this text-- it is the text of the talk he gave on Tuesday at the ISA100 opening plenary...and for the first time, ExxonMobil has allowed him to make a strong statement about how ExxonMobil feels about wireless.
We're listening to four special interest sessions:
We're going through a plenary session in which all the ISA100 Work Groups, Interest Groups, and Study Groups are sharing status reports. WG2 wants to go out of business. WG8 is back in business, and I have volunteered to be co-chair...
From the press release from the Automation Standards Compliance Institute, an ISA company: