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ISA100.11a working group releases letter ballot on draft standard


May 22, 2008
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Research Triangle Park, N.C. – The ISA100.11a working group within the ISA100 Committee has officially begun its first letter ballot on its draft standard, the first in the ISA100 universal family of wireless standards.

The ballot opened on Monday, May 5, and will close on Tuesday, June 3.
ISA100.11a Working Group members may vote on the ballot, and may
provide editorial or technical comments.
"This draft standard reflects a collaborative effort between end users
and vendors on the ISA100.11a Working Group, and that’s what makes this
standard relevant," says Jim Reizner, section head, corporate
engineering, Procter & Gamble, and co-chair of the ISA100 Users
Working Group. "The end user community will benefit from the ISA100.11a
standard once it’s approved, and we’re on our way to making that
happen."
The ISA100.11a standard is designed to provide a wireless industrial
process automation network to address control, alerting and monitoring
applications plant-wide. The proposed standard focuses on battery
powered field devices with the ability to scale to large installations.