Research and Markets: Current Trends in Wireless Communications for Industrial and Process Automation

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Current Trends in Wireless Communications for Industrial and Process Automation" report to their offering.

This report addresses the evolution of factory floor communications towards wireless media. This process is bringing valuable contributions to Industrial Automation, and Process Automation saving money, time and resources. Even more than that, in many instances, wireless connections are the only solution to keep running machines, gas and oil pipelines and other industrial processes.

The report concentrates on two recent developments: WirelessHART and ISA 100.11a standards. Both standards have been built on the ZigBee/IEEE802.15.4 radio technology, and the report provides a detailed analysis of this standard also.

The report provides details of these technologies and analyzes their addressable markets, including applications and economics.

Though WirelessHART and ISA100.11a protocols are built based on the same radio standard, they are, at the present time, incompatible; the report analyzes the industry activity towards mitigation of this issue.

This report is useful to a wide audience of engineers, managers and sales staff involved in the design, implementation and maintenance of wireless communications equipment for Industrial Automation and Process Automation.

Target Audience:

This report is important to a wide population of researches, technical and sales staff involved in the developing of the IA communications services and products. It is recommended for both users and vendors that are working with related technologies. The report also helps to understand issues associated with relationship between IA communications and other disciplines.

Research Methodology:

Considerable research was done using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed. Evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was conducted. Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.

The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. IA Wireless Communications

3. Standardization Process: IA Wireless Communications

4. ZigBee/IEEE802.15.4

5. IA Wireless Communications Market

6. Vendors: WiHART and ISA100.11a Equipment

7. Conclusions

Companies Mentioned:

  • ABB (WiHART)
  • AirSprite (WiHART, ISA100.11a)
  • Apprion (WiHART, ISA100.11a)
  • Dust Networks (WSN, WiHART)
  • Emerson Process Management (WiHART)
  • E-Senza (WiHART)
  • Honeywell (ISA100.11a)
  • MacTek (WiHART)
  • Nivis (ISA100.11a, WiHART)
  • Pepperl+Fuchs (WiHART)
  • ProSoft (WiHART)
  • R. Stahl (WiHART)
  • Softing (WiHART)
  • Software Technologies Group (WiHART SW)
  • Yokogawa (ISA100.11a)
  • Airbee (Software)
  • Amber (RF Modules)
  • Arch Rock (IP IA)
  • Atmel (Chipsets)
  • Atmel and TazTag (NFC+ZigBee)
  • CEL (Modules; NFC+ZigBee)
  • Chipcon-TI (Chipsets)
  • Cirronet-RFM (Modules-Industrial Applications)
  • Crossbow (WSN, Environment Monitoring, motes)
  • Digi (Radios, Routers, Energy Management)
  • Duolog (Transceivers)
  • Ember (Chipsets, HAN applications)
  • GreenPeak (WSN)
  • Helicomm (Modules)
  • Jennic (Chipsets-Modules)
  • Freescale (Chipsets)
  • Nuri Telecom (AMR Application)
  • Oki (Chipsets)
  • Open Peak (Power Management)
  • Renesas (Platforms, AMR)
  • Silicon Laboratories (Chipsets, Modules)
  • Synapse (Module, Protocols)
  • Telegesis (Integrator, Modules)
  • TI (Chipsets)

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager,
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716