Wireless sensor systems have the potential to help industry use energy and materials more effi ciently, lower production costs, and increase productivity. Although wireless technology has taken a major leap forward with the boom in wireless personal communications, applications for industrial fi eld device systems must meet distinctly different challenges. That’s where the ISA100 standards committee, Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation, comes in. The committee was formed in 2005 to establish standards and related information that will defi ne procedures for implementing wireless systems in the automation and control environment with a focus on the field level. The committee is made up of over 400 automation professionals from nearly 250 companies around the world, lending their expertise from a variety of industrial backgrounds.
The ISA100 family of standards is designed with coexistence in mind, bringing peace of mind for the end user. We know that customers have other wireless solutions installed today and have the need for any future system to co-exist with these installed systems. So, the standards will feature technology to ensure the best performance possible in the presence of other wireless networks.
For more information about ISA-100, please visit www.ISA-100.com.