ISA publishes Closed-Loop Product Life Cycle Management--Using Smart Embedded Systems

16-May-2011 | News-Press Release

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, 16 May 2011 — The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the publication of Closed-Loop Product Life Cycle Management—Using Smart Embedded Systems, edited by Markus Frey, PROMISE Interregional Coordinating Partner, Bombardier Transportation, Zurich, Switzerland.

The PROMISE technologies are a new type of “Closed-Loop Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) using Smart Embedded Systems,” which allow tracking of product information at all times and in any location around the world. This new closed-loop PLM—developed and validated in the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) project PROMISE—enables product users, maintainers, and manufacturers to manage the life cycle information of their products seamlessly over all life cycle phases, i.e., beginning of life (BOL), middle of life (MOL) and end of life (EOL).

This book provides industrial users, as well as the broad R&D community, with an understanding of the principles behind the PROMISE technologies, their successful implementation in the PROMISE demonstrators, and their enormous potential to improve competitive advantage across the industrial spectrum.

The material for this book is taken from the PROMISE work and deliverables with contribution from all project partners. Markus Frey is the leader of the PROMISE project and editor in assembling this excellent compendium.

About ISA
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation ( is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (

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