ATLANTA, GA /Marketwired/ -- Nivis, a global leader in smart grid and industrial wireless networks, announced the world's first ISA100.11a application layer software development kit, VersaApp SDK, a complete software development kit that speeds development of the ISA100.11a application layer software to link a standards-compliant wireless radio node to a physical sensor or control device. Use of the VersaApp SDK can reduce application layer development time from months to weeks.
"As support for wireless sensor and control networking grows, OEMs are wireless enabling more and more devices. Our new ISA100.11a application layer software development kit will dramatically reduce the development cycle from months to weeks, while also simplifying porting of software to different platforms and customization for different devices," said Trae Harrison, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
The VersaApp SDK includes:
- ISA100.11a UAP and radio API source and binary code library
- ISA100.11a objects, objects extensions, and profiles
- Country code support for a truly global product
- Fully functional demo application
- Sample demo board
- Documentation (quick start guide; reference manual)
- Technical support (online/live )
- Maintenance agreement for future updates
The VersaApp SDK library is modular, flexible, extensible, and scalable, enabling seamless integration with the Nivis VN210 radio module, VN310 radio module, or other ISA100.11a standard compliant radios. The SDK will only support the ISA100.11a standard at present, but future updates are planned for WirelessHART support as well. It has been tested for compliance by Nivis experts and is WCI certifiable.
"We are in an important phase for the ISA100.11a standard," said Andre Ristaino, Managing Director of the Wireless Compliance Institute. "With the number of vendors developing and launching product continually increasing, the need for companies like Nivis to keep innovating within the standards plays a major role in our continued success."
The VersaApp SDK will be available to a limited number of Beta customers in May 2013, with general availability scheduled for September 2013.
Founded in 1998, Nivis is a leader in open-standard wireless sensing and control network technologies, including 6LoWPAN, ISA100.11a, and WirelessHART. Nivis technologies are field-proven and at work today inside some of the largest smart metering and industrial wireless OEMs. Nivis serves customers in 30 countries worldwide from its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and its European offices in Romania.
About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a nonprofit industry organization, providing users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support, and compliance for the ISA100 family of universal industrial wireless standards. ISA100 WCI provides real-world feedback from deployment of ISA100 Wireless devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees to foster rapid refinement and development of open industry standards for wireless applications. Institute members include end users, technology suppliers, research and development professionals, academia, and other industry consortia and standards bodies.