No Wild West wireless

Policastro, Ellen Fussell
April 2009
InTech;Apr2009, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p20
The article reports that automotive manufacturers want a wireless standard that meets their special requirements. According to Mike Read, senior technical specialist in information technology at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Michigan, specific requirements for discrete parts manufacturing calls for the improvement of ISA100.11a. Despite enumerating benefits of revamping the ISA100.11a, the committee has not yet decided to go through with the plan to accommodate the requirements for factory automation.


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