ISA100
Offering Standards-Based Wireless Conformance Assessments



For owner/operators utilizing monitoring, control, and safety applications, the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute promotes the adoption of ISA100 wireless technology and conducts standards-based conformity assessments to certify wireless product interoperability and reliability, reducing cost and enhancing performance. 

 

ISA100 WCI®: Offering Standards-Based Wireless Conformance Assessments

Industry leaders from major manufacturing and automation control system users and suppliers 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’s mission is 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.

ISA100 WCI® does the following:

  • Conducts independent testing and certification of wireless devices and systems for the ISA100 Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation standards
  • Provides education, tools, and technical support to users and suppliers in the design, certification, deployment, and management of wireless devices and systems that utilize the ISA100 wireless family of standards
  • Accelerates adoption of the ISA100 standards by certifying that wireless devices and systems meet a common set of specifications
  • Assures interoperability using standards, tests, and conformance processes for wireless devices and systems

Benefits of ISA100 WCI®

For USERS, a well-designed and managed product certification process reduces costs, time, and risk in the selection and deployment of wireless products and systems. 

Product certification from a recognized, trusted body provides:

  • Instant recognition of a product’s or system’s wireless communication characteristics and capabilities
  • The ability to procure ISA100 Wireless Compliant products and systems that will securely and reliably interoperate ‘out of the box’ within any ISA100 wireless network
  • A single forum for the product and system test specification requirements and issue resolution ensuring your needs are understood and accounted for
  • Technical support for the deployment and configuration of ISA100 Wireless Compliant products and systems
  • Time and cost savings for validation and verification of wireless communication characteristics and capabilities

For SUPPLIERS and INTEGRATORS, the certification process provides a single compliance framework and an ISA100 Wireless Compliant stamp of approval, resulting in faster time to market and lower development and integration costs. 

The process provides:

  • The ability to make and substantiate clear claims of compliance to a consensus, open industry standard via the ISA100 Wireless Compliant designation
  • Technical support for the development and deployment of ISA100 Wireless Compliant products and systems
  • Profiles to support the development of the products or systems that users want to purchase
  • Commitment to a common need for a shared wireless communication vision to be executed by suppliers, users, and integrators
  • Products and systems that interoperate--enabling more flexible system configurations that allow consistent and predictable performance in any ISA100 wireless network

For STANDARDS BODIES and GOVERNMENT AGENCIES developing industrial wireless standards, the ISA100 Wireless Compliant program promotes better, field-tested specifications that are clearly being followed by industry.

 

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Contact ISA100 WCI:

Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, ASCI

Phone: (919) 990-9222

Fax: (919) 549-8288

Email: aristaino@isa.org