ISA Wireless Interest Group seeks input: Have some?
Burlington, MA — ISA100 Interest Group on Discrete and Hybrid Manufacturing met on Jan. 25, 2008; Millennial Net Inc. hosted the second teleconference meeting. The 11 attendees who phoned in agreed that promotion is a key task for the Interest Group to pave the way for the next stage in the standards-development process: setting up a viable Study Group. End user participation and identification of candidates to chair the study group are important to forming a viable nucleus.
“We must reach out to gain awareness and participation by the broad community of discrete and hybrid manufacturing/automation,” participants said. Millennial Net’s Mark O’Hearne, who has been leading the effort, reported that things were already moving forward to promoting the interest group. Control Engineering published a story from the first call; ARC expressed interest in providing some coverage to its clients; and Chip Lee from the
offered marketing resources to help promote the new Interest Group. ISA plans include a press release, email to members and information on the ISA website.
ISA’s Charley Robinson
will be the contact for inquiries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or by telephone at 919-990-9213.
The group’s brainstorming focused on the near term opportunity to leverage the ARC Forum and ISA meetings co-located in Orlando, FL, Feb. 4-7. The main idea is to get the word out about the interest group with a call to action of joining the next conference call, which is planned for Feb. 15, 2008, at 11 a.m. EST.