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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:

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...

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.

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.

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; --...

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...

Chip Lee from ISA mitigates the damage to the HART/SP100 relationship, and Wally Pratt speaks!

Making very clear that ISA is committed to working with the HART foundation, Chip Lee, who is in charge of standards at ISA among other things, introduced Wally Pratt, the chief engineer of the HART Communication Foundation.