Canadian Mining Journal


SOFTWARE: RPMGlobal leads information exchange standard

RPMGlobal software Credit: RPM Global

RPMGlobal software Credit: RPM Global

AUSTRALIA – RPMGlobal continues to play a role in the development of the International Society of Automation (ISA-95) committee’s latest Information Exchange Profile, which will pave the way for industry-specific integration scenarios for the mining sector.

The most recent ISA-95 committee meeting led to “Part 8 – Information Exchange Profiles” being officially accepted as part of the global ISA95 standard.

This follows 18 months of meetings to finalize the documentation and over three years of work to move the document from a conceptual phase to an approved extension of a standard; RPMGlobal played a prominent role in this process.

According to Paul Beesley, RPMGlobal’s chief technology officer and member of the ISA-95 committee, this result “cemented the company’s position as a respected contributor and leader in mining enterprise integration.”

“Having the extension to the standard accepted creates significant value to mining companies as it provides a blueprint for mining software vendors to work together to enable information to seamlessly move between systems,” he added. “This part of the standard will enable joint development of industry-specific integration scenarios which is especially useful when building off-the-shelf integration between mining technology vendors.”

The ISA is a professional body responsible for developing standards for the instrumentation and automation of systems across industries with the ISA-95 standard adopted by key technology providers.

“The ISA-95 standard has helped unlock a standardized communication language for mining technology providers and RPMGlobal is proud to contribute to the progression of the standard for the benefit of everyone in the industry,” Beesley concluded.

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