The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI, www.isa100wci.org) announced on June 16 the availability of its ISA100.11a Stack Conformance and Device Interoperability Test Kits designed to verify conformance to the ISA100.11a standard. Both kits verify the correct communication behavior of a wireless device as defined in the ISA100.11a industrial wireless networking standard developed by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Both kits also provide comprehensive packages and tools for troubleshooting, debugging and regression testing of ISA100.11a products.
“Designed to help manufacturers develop products that conform to the ISA100.11a standard, the Wireless Test Kits provide manufacturers with a complete set of components to easily verify their products before submission for certification, and guarantee conformance with the ISA100.11a technical standard,” said Andre Ristaino, managing director, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. “The test kits used by the WCI accredited test labs are the same kits available to supplier organizations.”
Stack Conformance Test Kit
The ISA100.11a Stack Conformance Test Kit is a comprehensive package that enables the user to ensure a manufacturer’s communication stack conforms to the formal ISA100.11a registration testing, and will verify the correct communication behavior of a wireless device as defined in the ISA100.11a standard.
The kit also ensures ISA100.11a communication stack conformance prior to device interoperability testing. Components include a script server and software, test script source code and technical documentation, four diagnostic backbone routers, reference device under test and an Ethernet router.
Device Interoperability Test Kit
A subset of the Stack Conformance Test Kit, the ISA100.11a Device Interoperability Test Kit is a comprehensive package that enables users to ensure a manufacturer’s device conforms to the formal ISA100.11a registration testing and to verify the correct communication behavior. The kit ensures ISA100.11a device interoperability in native mode, in conjunction with the ISA100.11a Stack Conformance Test Kit.
Components include the script server and software, test script source code and technical documentation, diagnostic backbone router, reference device under test and Ethernet router.
Both ISA100.11a Wireless Test Kits are available now and will be used by organizations developing products to the ISA100.11a standard. The test kits are typically used in Research and Development and Quality Assurance groups of supplier organizations. Both kits are delivered with a one-year warranty and require only a personal computer with a Web browser.