John Berra on wireless: "No wires. No limits."

"I consider myself a veteran in living through and working through technology changes," Berra started out, noting that he had been an ISA member for 38 years. He went through the ringing of the changes from pneumatics to fieldbus.

Harsh Chitale from Honeywell on Wireless

Harsh Chitale, new vice president of strategy and marketing for Honeywell Process Systems, is presenting "Top Considerations for Selecting Your Industrial Wireless Solution." "Whenever there is a bunch of buzz about something, there is always the risk of rushing into something without doing the planning necessary.

Next up: Wayne Manges, co-chair, SP100

Wayne Manges, co-chair of ISA's SP100 committee, presented an overview of all things wireless yesterday, and received great arousal from the end user community. This morning, Wayne is presenting an overview of S100. S100 is supposed to be a reliable, universal family of wireless standards, backed by ISA expertise, heritage...

ISA Wireless Summit

Your humble servant (we're in Canada, eh?) is blogging this morning from the ISA Wireless Summit, formally titled Wireless Solutions for Manufacturing Automation. Pat Gouhin led off with a brief description of ISA's activities and turned the meeting over to Andre Restaino, who is the Compliance Institute leader at ISA.

The Gospel according to Pat Kinney...

...and believe me, I'm Pat's chief disciple.  Here's the text of an email Pat just sent to the SP100 committee. It mirrors in many ways my editorial in the forthcoming May issue of Control and I can't say enough how much I agree with Pat on this, and how much...

A Word from Ron Helson at HART

I asked Ron, after he shared some concerns with me about John Rezabek's column, "Users Driving the Bus" in our April issue, to write a letter to the editor and share those concerns with all of you.

HART Draft Specification Released

WirelessHART Specification Released for Approval