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Forget the ISA100.11a-WirelessHART Feud ... Home Wireless Is Where It's at

Our U.K. correspondent, Andrew Bond, says that while following the soap opera of the ISA/WirelessHART standards wars may make for a good read, the real action in wireless is happening much closer to home--literally. In the February issue of Bond's  Industrial Automation Insider, he reports that "home automation system shipments...

Forget the ISA100.11a-WirelessHART Feud ... Home Wireless Is Where It's at

Our U.K. correspondent, Andrew Bond, says that while following the soap opera of the ISA/WirelessHART standards wars may make for a good read, the real action in wireless is happening much closer to home--literally. In the February issue of Bond's  Industrial Automation Insider, he reports that "home automation system shipments...

Wireless Compliance Institute Gears Up for ISA100 Products

The commercialization of products based on the ISA100.11a wireless standard took several steps forward at the ARC World Industry Forum this week in Orlando. "ISA100.11a is unique," said GE's Justin Smith to a gathering of industry media, "because its requirements were determined by end users in an open consensus process,...

GSM Compromised?

The December issue of IEEE Spectrum had a small lead about the following Open Source attempt to hack the GSM phone system. The full article can be found at http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/wireless/open-source-effort-to-hack-gsm/0.

Wireless Mesh Networks Score Again

Found this lurking in my mailbox. Looks like all this stuff is getting long past early adopter stage.

Let's Get Started

Here we go, the most challenging of all steps is the first one so I will start safe (baby steps concept) by sharing with you the topics I hope to cover in this blog:

Wireless Standards- here's a reality check

Here's a reality check for everybody who thinks that the choice is between WirelessHART and ISA100 and Zigbee. This is a press release from Bob Eckery at EnOcean:

Wireless and your DCS-- are you ready? A WINA Monthly Webcast #PAuto

From the good folks at WINA, this webcast will take place on Monday: 

The WirelessHART Ecosystem-- A Scorecard for End Users to Enjoy

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.

Wurldtech expands into wireless network security

New press release from Wurldtech signals a movement into wireless network security as well as wired network security: