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INTECH MARCH/APRIL 2018 27 SYSTEM INTEGRATION The two themes here are fear of the unknown for end users who have no real-world experi- ence with wireless technology; and I want to do more with wireless and now want it cheaper for those who do have real-world experience with wireless technology. Most of the companies with wireless applica- tion experience started small with noncritical applications, such as asset monitoring, during FAST FORWARD l Independent studies indicate positive findings for wireless technology applications. l End users who do not have real-world experience with wireless technology express fear of the unknown. l End users applying wireless want to do more with wireless and want it cheaper. Andre Ristaino (right), managing director, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute, presents the 2017 ISA100 Wireless Excellence in Automation Award to Chester Davidson, global services manager, Alcoa, at the February 2018 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando. 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Inhibitors to adoption implemented wireless = YES Inhibitors to adoption implemented wireless = NO

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