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ISA Announces Program Details of Wireless Conference

Research Triangle Park, NC June 21, 2007 - ISA will host a two day conference entitled "Wireless Solutions for Manufacturing Automation: Insights for Technology and Business Success," at the Marriott Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC, Canada, on 23-24 July 2007.

The program will provide enterprise management and senior technical personnel with business insights into the current state of wireless technologies for manufacturing and control systems.

A pre-conference tutorial on 22 July, "An Overview of All Industrial Wireless-Technologies, Standards, Applications, Implications-A WINA Tutorial" will be presented by Wayne Manges, DOE Industrial Wireless Program Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The tutorial will give attendees a more in-depth understanding of wireless technical issues.

Presentations on various topics will be given by industry experts at the conference. Highlights include:

"ISA100-A Roadmap for the Family of Universal Wireless Standards"
Wayne Manges, DOE Industrial Wireless Program Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratories

"ISA100.11a, Release 1- AN Update on the First Wireless Standard Emerging from the Industry"
Patrick Kinney, Kinney Consulting LLC

"Mobilizing Work Processes-Are Your People Ready?"
Dan Arildson, Mobility Lead-US Manufacturing Industries Team, Microsoft

"WirelessHART-Expanding the Possibilities"
Ron Helson, Executive Director, HART Communication Foundation

"Optimizing Wireless Technology: Perspectives of Asset Owners"
Richard "Dick" Caro, CEO, CMC Associates

"A Pilot Project-Cautiously Moving Forward with an Industrial Wireless Initiative in a Process Research and Development Facility"
James D. (Jim) Murphy, Eli Lilly

"Wireless at Boeing-The Mobile Manufacturing Enabler"
Richard H. Paine, Boeing

John Berra, President, Emerson Process Management and Executive Vice President, Emerson, will present a keynote address entitled "No Wires. No Limit." In addition to his position at Emerson, Berra also serves as chairman of the Fieldbus Foundation.

Harsh Chitale, Vice President of Strategy and Global Marketing, Honeywell Process Solutions, will deliver a keynote address entitled "Top Considerations When Choosing a Wireless Strategy." Chitale is responsible for strategy, business development and global marketing.

"The presentations we've planned and the conference program we've put together facilitates understanding of the wireless technology issues and business considerations that companies are facing today," said T.S. "Chip" Lee, ISA's Director of Standards, Publishing, and Technology Services. "These sessions will help people make effective decisions on when and where to utilize wireless solutions in the industrial environment."

The conference will also provide an opportunity for attendees to network with each other. Technology displays, a private networking session, and several receptions are planned. Open meetings of the ISA100 standards committee addressing wireless systems for automation will follow the conference on 25-27 July 2007.

Attendees can register online at www.isa.org/wsummit. Exhibits and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

About ISA
Founded in 1945, ISA is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities.

Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.
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