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Dust Networks makes WirelessHART easy and with fast time-to-market, too

Dust Networks, the creator of what has become WirelessHART, has announced the first set of OEM products for WirelessHART. These products are a complete suite for instrument vendors to WirelessHART-enable their product lines, without doing the R&D necessary to do it themselves. Products will be available in Q1 2008.

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...

ABI Research says IPv6loWPAN is the "in thing" for SP100

Key Developing Industrial Wireless Sensor Networking Standard Looks to IP SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - September 17, 2007 - Increasingly, it appears likely that the developing ISA SP-100.11a industrial WSN (Wireless Sensor Networking) standard will adopt the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) "6loWPAN" WSN networking protocol to a greater or lesser extent...

An open letter to the SP100 community...

An Open Letter to the SP100 Community

Cisco and Emerson...say what?

According to Maciej Krantz, vice president of Cisco's wireless business group, the agreement that Cisco made with Rockwell last April was really "only for wired networking." So, Cisco has decided to work with Emerson for wireless networking.

HART v. SP100: the plot thickens

Far from being a done deal, the ISA SP100 "Principles of Operation" document is, itself, in question. The following letter was sent to the ISA SP100 Community, in care of Pat Kinney and Dan Sexton, and signed by a whole bushel load of SP100 members.

HART 7: Ron Helson responds

When I received Jack Bolick's letter, I called Ron Helson, who replied as follows: The September 5th letter to the editor from Honeywell's Jack Bolick was a surprise and disappointment to the HART Communication Foundation (HCF).

HART 7: Do we have wireless war after all?

Yesterday, Honeywell's President, Jack Bolick, announced that Honeywell would not support the final ratification of HART 7 at the HART Board Meeting tomorrow. Here is the text of his letter:

ACS Cybersecurity Conference pulls powerful speakers together

Control Magazine has been working very hard with Joe Weiss on this conference and we're really pleased to share the agenda with you. It is a real powerhouse conference. You can still come and be a part of it. Register at http://www.realtimeacs.com Agenda for the ACS CyberSecurity Conference

Honeywell secures its One Wireless supply chain

In view of persistent rumors about the well-being of Accutech/Adaptive Instruments, this press release from Adaptive Instruments' VP Wallace Lueders seems pretty clear: