So, it appears to be Honeywell vs. Emerson after all...

Sept. 17, 2006
Looking at the results of the "consolidation" into "consortia" that occurred last week at SP100's plenary meeting in Raleigh, it is clear that there are now two camps: the "Honeywell" camp and the "Emerson" camp. Pretty nearly everybody has divided themselves into those two camps. This could be very bad. It doesn't have to be, however. If we continue to look at Jose Gutierrez' concept for determining which proposals should ascend to become the standard, the fact that battlelines were d...
Looking at the results of the "consolidation" into "consortia" that occurred last week at SP100's plenary meeting in Raleigh, it is clear that there are now two camps: the "Honeywell" camp and the "Emerson" camp. Pretty nearly everybody has divided themselves into those two camps. This could be very bad. It doesn't have to be, however. If we continue to look at Jose Gutierrez' concept for determining which proposals should ascend to become the standard, the fact that battlelines were drawn pretty clearly last week may, in fact, help to make that occur. Suppose the two camps consolidate a proposal, design a set of protocols, and nominate a design for silicon. We then have "proposals, quantity two each." Then we give one of them to Wayne Manges at ORNL and one to his counterpart at INEEL, or some other testing lab, like Southwest Research Institute, and we let them test them against the RFP's requirements. The one that is demonstrated, by a disinterested third party, to be the better proposal wins. Everybody climbs on the same bus and we go make a market for wireless in process automation. Sounds like a pipe dream? It doesn't have to be. It is up to the end user community to make sure that it doesn't become one.

Sponsored Recommendations

2024 Industry Trends | Oil & Gas

We sit down with our Industry Marketing Manager, Mark Thomas to find out what is trending in Oil & Gas in 2024. Not only that, but we discuss how Endress+Hau...

Level Measurement in Water and Waste Water Lift Stations

Condensation, build up, obstructions and silt can cause difficulties in making reliable level measurements in lift station wet wells. New trends in low cost radar units solve ...

Temperature Transmitters | The Perfect Fit for Your Measuring Point

Our video introduces you to the three most important selection criteria to help you choose the right temperature transmitter for your application. We also ta...

2024 Industry Trends | Gas & LNG

We sit down with our Industry Marketing Manager, Cesar Martinez, to find out what is trending in Gas & LNG in 2024. Not only that, but we discuss how Endress...