Experts to explore the advantages of and address the concerns about wireless applications in industrial automation at ISA Automation Week
Given the increasing interest surrounding wireless technology in industrial automation–along with concerns about the technology’s security, safety and reliability–the International Society of Automation (ISA) is to conduct a Wireless Applications educational track at its upcoming 2013 ISA Automation Week Technology and Solutions Event, 5-7 November in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Surveys continue to show that the process automation industry is shifting toward wireless devices as a result of their widely communicated benefits, which include greater flexibility, ease of installation, faster access to time-critical information and cost reduction. However, at the same time, concerns linger about wireless technology relating to network security, data integrity, interoperability, lack of a universally agreed industrial standard and other issues.
The Wireless Applications educational track, one of six educational tracks offered at ISA Automation Week 2013, will explore the specific merits as well as the particular challenges of today’s leading wireless technology applications. Wireless technology experts across the globe will come together at the conference to demonstrate how to fully leverage the advantages of various wireless devices and capabilities, and how to address any risks they may present.
In all, nine sessions comprise the Wireless Applications track, including:
- SCADA Wireless Solutions & Technologies
- Cyber-Security Panel Session
- Management of Wireless Infrastructure
- Your Future and Your Wireless Choices: HART and ISA100
- Wireless Experts Panel
- Reliability, Management, and Connectivity of Wireless Systems
- Secure Wireless Control & Risks
- Critical Peripheral Technologies for Wireless
- Various Wireless Applications & Lessons Learned