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Does SP100 WANT to accomodate WirelessHART?

That appears to be the real issue. Several of the most technical members of the committee have explained that they believe that it is relatively minor impact on ISA100 to accommodate WirelessHART. "I am not hearing anybody suggesting that SP100 should be adopting WirelessHART without any changes.

Can SP100 merge with WirelessHART?

After a parade of speakers from the HART Board of Directors, including Peter Zornio from Emerson, Gareth Johnson and Pat Cashwell from ABB, and speakers from Siemens and Endress+Hauser strongly recommended that at the very least, ISA100 incorporate the WirelessHART standard and at best, recommended that WirelessHART be adopted as...

PTO, FF and HCF put more pressure on wireless cooperation

In a joint press release to be issued this morning, the Fieldbus Foundation, HART Communication Foundation, and the Profibus Nutzeroganization (PTO) will announce the formation of a "Wireless Collaboration Team" aimed at producing a single "common interface to a wireless gateway." The release says that the three organizations "have also agreed...

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.

Big Noise from Austin, part two...

The following is the text of a press release passed out yesterday at the big wireless press conference: EMERSON AND CISCO COLLABORATE TO OFFER OPEN-STANDARD WIRELESS SOLUTIONS FOR PROCESS INDUSTRIESProcess automation and IT leaders work together to advance the use of wireless technology for manufacturing improvement

HART 7 wins...now what?

As expected, the HART Communication Foundation Board voted to release the complete HART 7 specification, including WirelessHART, which now becomes an open international standard. As promised, Honeywell cast a no vote. I have included the text of the HART foundation's press release below, but I want to inject some commentary...