NE 133 has been revised / NE 133 is the first Chinese NE

from 2011-08-31

Abstract to NE 133 "Wireless Sensor Networks: Requirements for the Convergence of existing Standards"
(Version: 15.08.2011)

In conjunction with WIB and representatives of ISA, HART Communication Foundation and manufacturers from both WirelessHART and ISA SP100 products, NAMUR published a recommendation in mid-2010 on the convergence of standards for wireless sensor networks:
NE 133 "Wireless Sensor Networks: Requirements for the Convergence of existing Standards"

The publication of this NAMUR recommendation was a reaction to the threat of competition between no less than three standards for wireless sensor networks. Competing standards for the same applications are simply obstacles to the successful introduction of technologies. Fieldbus is a striking example in this respect, as even today it still lags behind its application potential.

The purpose of NE 133 was therefore to lay down requirements for the standards governing wireless sensor networks. In addition to all devices within a network (sensors, actuators, routers, access points, gateways, etc.), the expression "wireless sensor network" in this context also describes the radio technology and network characteristics involved.

In the meantime, efforts to define a uniform standard for wireless sensor networks have progressed further. A second version of NE 133 will now be published in order to respond to this development.
This version will include the harmonising of application requirements with state-of-the-art technical standards, the defining of supplementary requirements to be met by physical networks, security measures and availability requirements and the consideration of supplements of the Chinese WIA Alliance.

Aside from these additions to the contents of NE 133, of primary importance is the fact that this Version 2 of NE 133 will be the first NAMUR recommendation also available in a Chinese language version. NAMUR thus addresses the growing importance of the Asian economic region for European companies and underlies the fact that agreement on a global level is only practical if all players without exception are involved in reaching it.

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