The Fieldbus Foundation (FF), HART Communication Foundation (HCF) and Profibus Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO), have formed a Wireless Cooperation Team to begin an unprecedented project to collaborate on wireless technology in the manufacturing and process industries. The introduction of wireless technology into the manufacturing and process industries will require suppliers, end-users, and international standards bodies to address technical issues related to wireless applications. FF, HART, and PNO are working together to establish a common, open standard. The intent of the collaboration is to facilitate the acceptance of wireless technology. The three organizations have agreed to develop a specification for a common interface to a wireless gateway. The organizations have also agreed to base their work on the WirelessHART™ technology of the HART Communication Foundation and the emerging ISA SP 100.11a standard. As was done with their EDDL cooperation, the three organizations have also agreed to develop a common set of compliance guidelines for incorporation into their respective product registration processes.