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ISA100 institute launches open membership


February 22, 2008
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute, an organization that is part of the Automation Standards Compliance Institute, has begun an open membership program for all interested parties.

Industry leaders from major manufacturing and automation control system users and suppliers have formed the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute to establish essential specifications and processes to be used in the testing and certification of wireless products and systems for the ISA100 family of wireless standards. The organization aims to decrease the time, costs and risks of developing and deploying standards-based, industrial wireless devices and systems by establishing a collaborative, industry-based program among users, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
The institute will conduct independent testing and certification of wireless devices and systems for the ISA100 Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation standards. The Institute will provide education and technical support to users and suppliers in the design, certification, deployment, and management of wireless devices and systems that utilize the ISA100 family of standards.” This effort will accelerate the market adoption of the ISA100 standard by certifying that wireless devices and systems meet a common set of specifications for assured interoperability.