ISA wireless committee forms user working group


ISA's SP-100 committee, Wireless Standards for Automation, recently formed a new user working group to provide input and feedback to the committee's technical working groups.

The UWG will review, comment on, and provide recommendations for the work of all SP-100 technical working groups. The group will focus on both current and future industrial applications for wireless technology, and provide input that will help drive the development of ISA-100 compliant devices from multiple suppliers. The UWG will act as a single, global voice of the end user community.

"In a recent meeting held via teleconference with several end users, the users clearly identified a need for an increased focus on security as part of the standard," said UWG co-chair Greg LaFramboise of Chevron . "We've taken that input and asked the technical working groups to work on defining parameters for security in the wireless environment, and the UWG will provide feedback on their work."

The UWG will develop a user requirements document, detailing requirements in users' language by February 2007. The document will provide ongoing real-time input and feedback and will serve as a mechanism for critical end-user communications throughout the standards development process.

For more information on the SP-100 committee, or any of ISA's standards committees, visit .

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