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The Communications Division (COMDIV) in the Automation & Technology focuses on the equipment, software, and protocols involved with transmitting, reporting, and processing of real-time data, including concepts relating to data acquisition, processing, storage and transmission, information theory, and industrial IT. The work includes data transmission to/between sensors and real-time computing/control systems via analog, serial, fieldbus, Ethernet, and wireless methods.

Upcoming Events:

Our calendar for events includes the following events:

ISA Virtual Events Program

To IIOT or not?  That is the Question.

Wireless Vibration Monitoring - ISA100 Wireless Application Overview (May 20th 2021)

In this webinar, Bently Nevada will provide an overview of condition monitoring over wireless.  They will also introduce the typical applications of their ISA100 Ranger Pro wireless vibration solution for condition monitoring.   

The speaker will also give an introduction to the ISA100 Wireless industrial IoT standard (ISA100.11a and IEC 62734) and describe how it meets the rigorous requirements for field instruments and infrastructure devices engaged in process automation, including monitoring and control. 

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 20th, 2021 at 11 AM New York Time

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Upcoming Webinars

WCI webinars may be re-scheduled due to unforeseen speaker conflicts.  Registants will be notified via email of any changes.

Jun 16 ISA100 Wireless Rapid Development Kit (June 16th, 2021 - 11 am Eastern Time USA)
Jul 21 ISA100 Wireless Honeywell Topic (July 21st, 2021 - 11 AM Eastern, USA)
Sep 8 ISA100 Wireless Spirax Sarco Topic (September 8th, 2021 - 11 AM Eastern, USA)
Sep 22 ISA100 Wireless CDS Topic (September 22nd, 2021 - 11 AM Eastern, USA)
Oct 20 ISA100 Wireless Technical Intro & Overview (October 20th, 2021 - 11 AM Eastern, USA)
Nov 24 ISA100 Wireless Rapid Development Kit (November 24th, 2021 - 11 am Eastern Time USA)
Dec 8 ISA100 Wireless Honeywell Topic (December 8th, 2021 - 11 AM Eastern, USA)

Technical Papers

Automation CyberSecurity:  Time for a Change?

A technical article regarding Industrial Automation CyberSecurity was published in the November-December 2017 issue of InTech.  This article was coauthored by the current Communications Division Director (and past Test & Measurement Division Director (Peter Fuhr) and past Communications Division Director  (Sterling Rooke).  Read the Article

Other Communications

Technical Related Content Resources

Get involved in ISA Standards:

ISA S 100 Standard Committee & IEC 62734

ISA100, Wireless Systems for Automation/In - ISA Connect

ISA100, Wireless Systems for Automation

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Connect to the ISA S 100 Standard - Commissioning Listserve



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