Citing the reliability, flexibility and scalability of the ISA100 industrial wireless communications protocol, R3 Sensors, Houston, has selected it as the foundation technology for the company's new line of sensors. Also, in support of the ISA100 family of open standards, R3 Sensors joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) as a supplier member. ISA100 helps streamline and optimize industrial process automation by making it easier for equipment and systems to work together.

The ISA100.11a Industrial Wireless Networking Standard, approved in September 2009, is the first in the ISA100 standards. Future ISA100 standards will include support for backhaul functionality, factory automation and other key use cases, according to the institute.