Wireless

What a mesh!
The ins and outs of mesh networking — Part 2

07 July, 2009 by Joel K Young, Digi International | Supplied by: OEM Technology Solutions

In the first part of this article we discussed the basics of wireless mesh networking and what criteria you should use when assessing a mesh networking technology. This month we compare four available technologies.


Wireless instrument networking system

25 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Tasman Machinery Pty Ltd

Viatran has released a wireless networking system (VNS), allowing centralised monitoring of sensors placed throughout oil and gas fields or other facilities.


Wireless discrete-input transmitters

25 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Honeywell Process Solutions

Honeywell has added two discrete-input transmitters to its family of XYR 6000 wireless devices. The STXW 500 and the STTW 401 transmitters can convert any measurement device with a contact-closure switch input into a wireless input, enabling manufacturers to decrease costs and improve efficiency by wirelessly monitoring more processes at their plants. The transmitters are suitable for applications such as wirelessly monitoring level switches, pump status and system alarms.


What a mesh!
The ins and outs of mesh networking — Part 1

23 June, 2009 by Joel K Young, Digi International | Supplied by: OEM Technology Solutions

Over the past few years, mesh networks have become more popular, following the trend to create more wireless things. As with other technology trends, as mesh networking has developed, so has a plethora of different mesh networking technologies and architectures.


Ultra low power wireless monitor

09 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Servelec Technologies Pty Ltd

T-Box WM is an intelligent, ultra low power, wireless monitor that extends advanced monitoring, automation and telemetry capabilities to installations requiring as few as one or two measurements.


Wireless monitoring and control system

11 May, 2009 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

The Newport wiSeries meter-scanner-controller works with a large number of Newport wireless sensors for temperature measurement with thermocouples, RTDs and semiconductor sensors and for relative humidity and barometric pressure.


Wireless distributed I/O

11 May, 2009 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Simatic ET 200pro IWLAN is a distributed I/O system from Siemens which communicates directly via industrial wireless LAN (IWLAN). The 154-6 PN HF IWLAN interface module for Simatic ET 200pro wirelessly integrates the distributed I/O system into the automation network. It is designed for harsh industrial environments with a high degree of protection (IP65/66/67) for use directly on the machine. Typical application areas where this is advantageous include overhead monorail conveyors, automatic guided vehicles and warehouse logistics. The user can choose expansion modules for Simatic ET 200pro IWLAN as usual from the range of Simatic ET 200pro modules.


RTU with spread spectrum radio

14 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Servelec Technologies Pty Ltd

Semaphore has introduced an integral spread spectrum radio option for the T-box LT compact remote terminal unit (RTU) and SCADA system.


Wireless data logging system

14 March, 2009 | Supplied by: CMC Technologies Pty Ltd

T&D’s RTR-5 Series wireless system for the measurement of temperature, humidity, voltage or pulse consists of compact water-resistant data loggers, a dedicated base station, data collector and communication port which allow for data collection, start and stop recording and data checking via wireless communication.


WLAN client

13 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

The BAT54-Rail WLAN Client from Hirschmann Automation and Control allows mobile terminal devices in the production environment to be securely connected to the wireless network. It is designed for a temperature range of between -30 and +50 °C. It also fulfils the requirements of the IP40 protection class as well as all relevant specifications regarding shock and vibration resistance and electromagnetic compatibility. The integrated Fast Roaming function can be adapted specially to industrial ethernet protocols such as Profinet or Ethernet/IP, enabling stable connection when changing from one radio cell to another.


Leaky cable antenna

13 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

Hirschmann Automation and Control has expanded its range of industrial WLAN products to include the leaky cable. This flexible antenna can be used to establish a pipe-shaped transmission field on the 2.4 GHz band with a range of up to 100 m. This easy-to-install solution is particularly suitable for use in long and narrow areas in buildings or production areas. The flexibility of the cable enables even corners to be lit up well.


WLAN client

13 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

The BAT54-Rail WLAN Client from Hirschmann Automation and Control allows mobile terminal devices in the production environment to be securely connected to the wireless network. It is designed for a temperature range of between -30 and +50 °C. It also fulfils the requirements of the IP40 protection class as well as all relevant specifications regarding shock and vibration resistance and electromagnetic compatibility. The integrated Fast Roaming function can be adapted specially to industrial ethernet protocols such as Profinet or Ethernet/IP, enabling stable connection when changing from one radio cell to another.


Leaky cable antenna

13 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

Hirschmann Automation and Control has expanded its range of industrial WLAN products to include the leaky cable. This flexible antenna can be used to establish a pipe-shaped transmission field on the 2.4 GHz band with a range of up to 100 m. This easy-to-install solution is particularly suitable for use in long and narrow areas in buildings or production areas. The flexibility of the cable enables even corners to be lit up well.


Ethernet to GPRS interface

11 March, 2009 | Supplied by: M2M Connectivity

M2M Connectivity has announced an ethernet board for the Wavecom Fastrack Supreme GPRS modem.


IP67-Rated outdoor wireless AP/bridge/client

10 March, 2009 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

Moxa's AWK-4121, with a tough IP67-rated metal housing, is designed to withstand extreme environments and weather conditions, including temperatures from -40 to 75°C.


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