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A Field Guide to Industrial Wireless...

The August cover story for Control is posted at www.controlglobal.com/wirelessguide.html. We've done this a little differently this month. In the magazine, everywhere there is a web resource, we've indicated it with a little circle-i caret. So we made a single page to go to where you can find both 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...

Arch Rock strikes again! 6LoWPAN Interops test successful!

Earlier this year, Arch Rock (www.archrock.com) reported product development kits using the IETF 6LoWPAN wireless standard and the IEEE802.15.4 radio. This is, of course, the same radio that Zigbee, WirelessHART, and the ISA100.11a standards are using.

And what do _I_ think about wireless?

Some people attending the ISA Wireless Summit this week noted that I was capturing in this blog the essence of what was being said by everybody else at the meeting...but what they wanted to know was what Walt Boyes thought.

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.

Soroush Amidi explains RFID!

Business Case for RFID in Industrial ApplicationsSoroush Amidi Product Marketing Manager Honeywell Charlie Robinson from ISA introduced Soroush by saying that Soroush had claimed to be the best looking Honeyweller. So when Soroush stood up to speak, he commented on his male pattern baldness problem as the reason he shifted from...

Dan Sexton Views the Uniqueness of SP100

Daniel Sexton from GE Global Research, is the Co-Chair of ISA100.11a, and a recognized wireless networking guru.His talk is titled: "Understanding the unique nature of the universal family of ISA100 Wireless Standards"A little history: 2002 DOE workshop produces wireless vision document: -- Identifies Potential for wireless to change industry; --...

Richard H. Paine, from Boeing, 802.11 and the open group

The Boeing Company default wireless infrastructure is 802.11. Paine has been a network technologist since 1977, has been leading wireless at Boeing since 1993, was the co-chair of the Secure Mobile Architecture working group of the Open Group, and is co-chair of IEEE802.11k

Optimizing Wireless Technology: Perspectives of the End User

Dick Caro says he has always represented the end user. Unless you have the end-user you won't sell anything. Dick Caro CEO of CMC Associates: Business Strategy & Professional Services Vice President of ARC Advisory Group in Dedham, Massachusetts Chairman of ISA SP50 and formerly of IEC Fieldbus Standards Committees...