Murata and Yokogawa Announce Alliance for Development of ISA100 Wireless™ Communication Modules
November 20, 2014
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Yokogawa Electric Corp. recently announced that they have reached an agreement whereby they will cooperate in the development of communication modules for field wireless devices used in industrial plants. Under the terms of this agreement, Yokogawa will license its technology to Murata and Murata will develop the communication modules. Through this alliance, Murata will be able to expand its communication module business to wireless devices for use in industrial facilities, and Yokogawa will be able to promote wider acceptance of its field wireless systems based on the ISA100 Wireless™ standard.
ISA100 Wireless, or ISA100.11a, is an industrial wireless networking technology standard developed by the International Society of Automation (ISA). ISA100 Wireless features high reliability, diverse applications, network extendibility, and high compatibility with wired communications standards such as FOUNDATION™ fieldbus, HART®, and PROFIBUS. This standard will be published as IEC62734 by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) before the end of the year.
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