Wireless Working Groups Formed

The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society’s (www.isa.org) ISA-SP100 Wireless Systems for Automation standards committee has formed two new standards working groups—SP100.14 and SP100.11.

The SP100.14 working group will define wireless connectivity standards optimized for the unique performance and cost needs of a wide range of industrial monitoring, logging and alerting applications. The SP100.11 work group will define wireless connectivity standards addressing a wide range of applications optimized but not restricted to the unique performance needs of control applications ranging from closed loop regulatory control through open loop manual control. Both work groups will coordinate their activities to enable SP100 to provide a complete and integrated set of standards for industrial wireless applications.

The working groups plan to issue a request for proposals on topics including architecture, radio channel model, network coexistence strategy, radio frequency interference strategy and security sometime this summer.

The ISA-SP100 committee is actively seeking volunteers to help in the creation of the new standard. Interested participants should contact Lois Ferson at lferson@isa.org for further information.

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