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Final specification for ISA100.11a released by the Fieldbus Foundation

14 January 2014

The Fieldbus Foundation has released the final specification for integration of ISA100.11a wireless field devices into its FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology. Unlike solutions limited to a single network standard, this development allows automation end-users to employ multiple wired and wireless protocols for greater flexibility and expandability.

FOUNDATION for ROM provides a unified digital infrastructure for asset management in applications ranging from tank farms and terminals to pipelines, offshore platforms, and even OEM skids.

With this release, the Fieldbus Foundation has also finalised the remote I/O, wired HART andWirelessHART, and ISA100.11a portions of the FOUNDATION for ROM specification. The technology integrates these protocols, along with H1 fieldbus, into the FOUNDATION fieldbus managed infrastructure. 

Specifications for Modbus communications are in development that will enable Modbus devices such as wellhead flow meters and submersible pump controllers to be integrated in a similar way.

The new specification means that end users will be able to manage their ISA100.11a wireless devices just like FOUNDATION fieldbus devices within the FOUNDATION fieldbus infrastructure. 

The Fieldbus Foundation's director of technology development, Dave Glanzer, said: "Our new specification will benefit end users who need to be able to interface ISA100.11a wireless devices to improve their integration with a control system and field devices. It also provides a networked method for an asset-managing host to access a large set of ISA100.11a devices for configuration and maintenance purposes."


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