Wireless

Applying wireless to EtherNet/IP automation systems — Part 2

14 February, 2010 by Gary Enstad and Jim Ralston* | Supplied by: ProSoft Technology Inc

The ODVA EtherNet/IP network standard is gaining popularity as an industrial protocol, and wireless ethernet technologies have emerged that can now reliably reduce network costs while improving plant production.


Building a perfect industrial telemetry system

08 February, 2010 by Stanley Liu, Product Manager, Data Acquisition & Control Division, Moxa Inc. | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

This article explores the challenges of developing telemetric SCADA systems and covers the seven most important features to look for in selecting a GPRS solution.


Applying wireless to EtherNet/IP automation systems — Part 1

08 January, 2010 by Gary Enstad and Jim Ralston* | Supplied by: ProSoft Technology Inc

While EtherNet/IP has many advantages, cable installation is often expensive, and communications to remote sites or moving platforms may not be reliable or cost effective. Wireless ethernet technologies have emerged that can now reliably reduce network costs while improving plant production.


512 K ethernet data radio

10 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Trio Datacom Pty Ltd

Trio Datacom has released a 512 Kbps version of the JR900 frequency hopping data radio for industrial ethernet communications in the 900 MHz licence-free band. The JR900 has data rates at twice the speed of the original to enable a wide variety of applications that require higher data capability than typical SCADA and telemetry systems can provide.


Wireless I/O modules

20 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Interworld Electronics and Computer Industries

The Interworld Electronics Model WWP-IIRO-8 features a pair of 16-channel digital I/O units that communicate directly with each other via a 2.4 GHz wireless connection.


Wireless I/O adapter

29 September, 2009 | Supplied by: ProSoft Technology Inc

The Wireless Point I/O Adapter (ILX34-AENWG) is a high-speed, standards-based 802.11g wireless I/O communication adapter offering a wireless alternative for linking Rockwell Automation controllers to distributed process I/O modules.


ISA ratifies ISA-100.11a industrial wireless standard

16 September, 2009

The ISA Standards & Practices Board (S&P) has voted to approve the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, making it an official ISA Standard.


Tweed Shire Council extends SCADA with ethernet radios

12 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Trio Datacom Pty Ltd

When it comes to controlling water and wastewater supply, the Tweed Shire have a lot to cover. Their water supply system comprises 24 water pumping stations, eight treatment plants, 174 wastewater pumping stations and 641 km of water-mains piping.


Serial to ethernet device server

10 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Lantronix has upgraded its existing compact XPort serial to ethernet device server with RS485 protocol interface feature. The standard XPort is now able to be used in RS485/RS422/RS232 interface applications, and the XPort-Modbus will be suitable for industrial Modbus use.


Ethernet to serial converter

19 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Trio Datacom Pty Ltd

TRIO Datacom have introduced the JS100 Ethernet to Serial converter designed to allow communications over point to point and point to multipoint radio channels with remote devices, eg, RTU or PLC, which have ethernet data ports.


Wireless sensor networks platform

19 August, 2009 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

The NI wireless sensor networks (WSN) platform offers a complete remote monitoring solution that consists of NI LabVIEW graphical programming software and reliable, low-power wireless measurement nodes.


Redundant wireless system

30 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Honeywell Process Solutions

Honeywell's OneWireless R120 features a redundant wireless system gateway (WSG), a critical prerequisite for wireless process control.


Wireless ethernet devices

30 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Weidmuller Pty Ltd

Leveraging the IEEE 802.11 WiFi standard, Weidmuller's WL-EM-240 wireless ethernet modem provides an increased power output of 300 mW to ensure enhanced signal strength in difficult industrial environments.


Wireless transmitter and receiver

30 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Fluid Control Sales & Installations Pty Ltd

Designed for robust, secure communication, the K-Tek DX80 wireless transmitter and receiver includes two devices: a node that resides in the field and interfaces to K-Tek's measurement devices; and a gateway that resides in the main control panel and interfaces to a PC or PLC.


Digital data radio modem

20 July, 2009 | Supplied by: http://www.triodatacom.com/p-m-over.php

Trio Datacom has introduced the M Series Gen II MR450 a simplex/half duplex remote digital data radio modem for dependable data communications.


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