The ISA SP100.11a standard centers around the process and factory automation and is being developed by the Systems and Automation Society (ISA). It is used in devices and systems that sense meansure and control industrial processes and manufacturing operation.
ISA 100.11a is a robust, scalable and flexible standard. It provides a low-bitrate and very low power consumption communication with a transparent network management to the user. It allows adaptive routing, multiple network topoligies, addressing system and redundancy levels. Moreover, it uses some mechanisms for granting a sustainable amount of devices in the network, a good spectrum management, coexistence with other networks and reliability in the communications.