Is the world ready for a “self-help” supplier of industrial networking tools and equipment? The people at Cobaltprocess (www.cobaltprocess.com) in the Northwest USA certainly hope so.
Far from being an "emerging standard" (which is the way I'd describe ISA100.11a) the WirelessHART and HART 7 "ecosystem" (as we are now told we have to call the vendor supply chain systems) appears to be growing and flourishing at an astonishing rate.
That's the jist of an email from Jim Reizner of corporate engineering department at Proctor & Gamble, and our contributing editor, Rich Merritt. The exchange began as a comment on Rich's story "Intrinsic Safety: A Foreign Concept."