The HART Communication Foundation has announced that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has approved the WirelessHART® specification as a full international standard (IEC 62591Ed. 1.0). The unanimous vote on 26 March 2010 by the IEC National Committees of 28 countries confirms the broad global support for WirelessHART technology as the international standard for wireless communication in process automation. A growing number of WirelessHART compatible products are available from major global suppliers including ABB, Emerson, Endress+Hauser, Pepperl+Fuchs, Siemens and others. Released in September 2007, WirelessHART is an open and interoperable wireless communication standard designed to address the critical needs of industry for wireless communication in real-time industrial process measurement and control applications. The IEC is a global organization that prepares and publishes international standards for electrical, electronic, and related technologies. IEC standards provide industry and users with the framework for economies of design, greater product and service quality, more interoperability, and better production and delivery efficiency.