Centero, a leading provider of technologies and integration services for the Internet of Things, announced today that it is now the exclusive distributor of certification and testing equipment for the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute.Centero has been a member of the ISA100 WCI for the past year, and members of the Centero development team were also instrumental in helping to define and support theISA100.11a standard.With this exclusive agreement, Centero will distribute and support the ISA100 WCI Device Test Kit and Stack Test Kit to help vendors achieve certification of ISA100 interoperability.
“Ensuring interoperability and interconnectivity between ISA100-compliant products and technologies provided by various vendors is of paramount importance to end users,” said Robert Assimiti, Co-founder and CTO of Centero. “This is also vital to the growth and success of the ISA100 ecosystem of vendors. Centero is committed to supporting vendors that are building ISA100-compliant products and technologies.”
The ISA100 WCI Test Kits are complete packages that allow the user to ensure that a manufacturer’s device or stack conforms to WCI’s official ISA100 wireless registration testing and operates according to the ISA100.11a standard, a key step in achieving WCI certification.Certification ensures interoperability among devices from any supplier and provides confidence to end users that any device with the ISA100 Compliant™ logo will work in their systems.
For more information about the ISA100 WCI Test Kits distributed and supported by Centero, please visit http://centerotech.com/products/wireless-compliance-institute/
Centero LLC provides wireless technologies, products, and engineering services that target the Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things. These include multiple standards-based wireless communication platforms suitable for markets and applications such as process automation, Smart Grid/AMR/AMI, and Smart Lighting as well as healthcare, energy, logistics, and environmental monitoring.
About ISA100 Wireless™
ISA100 Wireless (IEC 62734) is an international, industrial wireless networking and communications standard engineered to serve the needs of process industries. With native IPv6 networking and object architecture, ISA100 Wireless extends the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to wireless. End users can select ISA100 Wireless Compliant™ devices from a best-of-breed pool of suppliers with assurances of device interoperability. ISA100 Wireless enables automation engineers to quickly create, modify, optimize, and scale wireless networks that are open, interoperable, and reliable for their most critical applications. ISA100 Wireless is the first standard in the ISA100 family of open standards.
Built from the ground up and driven by user requirements, the ISA100 Wireless standard received formal ANSI approval in January 2012 and approval as IEC 62734 in September 2014. ISA100 Wireless is the only IPv6, 6LowPAN industrial protocol designed for industrial automation. ISA100 Wireless meets requirements of ETSI EN 300 328 v1.8.1 for coexistence with nearby 2.4 GHz radio devices.
About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute™
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a non-profit industry organization that provides users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support, and compliance testing for the ISA100 family of standards. ISA100 WCI provides real-world feedback from the deployment of ISA100 Wireless devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees, fostering rapid refinement to the standards.
More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org