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New wireless standard draft

The ISA committee will issue the ISA100.11a draft standard for initial work group balloting. It is focused on process industry applications without excluding factory automation.

Group balloting is the first step in the consensus based approval process for the standard.

The overview web seminar will be presented by Dan Sexton, GE Global Research and Co-Chair of ISA100.11a, on Friday 28 March at 5 AM AET. You can register here.

ISA100.11a is an open standard that industry can implement and deploy. The standard will be simple to use and other standards in the family will address additional applications.

Release 1 is intended to provide technology to address Class 1 (non-critical) to Class 5 applications, such as monitoring. The standard will assure multi-vendor device interoperability, and will include only 2.4 GHz 802.15.4-2006 radios. The work of the committee will adhere to a comprehensive coexistence strategy, and will use channel hopping to support co-existence and increase reliability. The standard will use a single application layer, providing both native and tunneling protocol capability for broad usability, and provide simple, flexible, and scaleable security addressing major industrial threats. The standard will also offer field device meshing and star capability.

The system architecture will include provisions to accommodate alternate radios in future releases, support factory automation applications, support low latency applications, and will not preclude low cost implementations over the life cycle of the intended deployments.

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