ProSoft Technology has added its 802.11abg Industrial Hotspot to the growing line of RadioLinx products. The RLX-IHW functions as a wireless access point, repeater or client and is designed for global installations. It offers high-speed wireless ethernet communications including EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, and DNP over ethernet for linking automation systems, ethernet I/O, video cameras and plant network access for mobile workers. The RLX-IHW utilises orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) for multi-path interference rejection, RF multicast packet filtering and dual frequency bands which make it the ideal solution for demanding, high-speed industrial networks needing reliable performance.
Oil and gas operations are located in unforgiving environments, from the blistering cold of the arctic to the scorching heat of the desert and the storm conditions out on the open sea. To sustain secure operating conditions in these remote areas, reliable communication is vital to the end user.
The decision to implement wireless technology in your industrial facility is a strategic choice, enabling an infrastructure that will provide significant benefits for your company beyond avoiding the wiring costs.
The ZigBee Alliance, a global group of companies creating wireless solutions for commercial and industrial use, has added features to the ZigBee specification to give manufacturers greater flexibility when designing compatible products.
Fieldbus Foundation, HART Communication Foundation, and Profibus Nutzerorganisation have begun a cooperative effort to improve implementation of wireless technology in the manufacturing and process industries.
The Hart Communication Foundation (HCF) has released the HART 7 specification, enabling more capabilities for communication with intelligent field devices, including Wireless HART.
Factories have much to gain from wireless technology, such as robot control, RFID tag monitoring, and local area network (LAN) communications. Wireless systems can cost less and offer more flexibility than cabled systems. But factories are challenging environments for wireless systems, as verified by tests conducted recently by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US.
On World Water Day, 21 March 2007, a solar-powered wireless sensor network had its second birthday at the CSIRO ICT Centre in Brisbane, maintaining its position as the longest running ad hoc wireless sensor network in Australia.
Invensys Process Systems has announced seven new wireless-enabled solutions and expanded global network implementation and support capabilities. These wireless-enabled solutions can be deployed at both the plant and enterprise levels to help improve overall industrial asset performance management.
Wireless networking of data capture devices using the ZigBee protocol provides a more efficient and fault-tolerant method of data acquisition without wires.
For consumers, 'wireless technology' conjures up images of iPods, Blackberrys, cell phones, television remotes and internet Wi-Fi connections
The GSM8000 is a control/monitor/ alarm system which enables you to control remote devices via a GSM mobile phone using SMS (short message service). Devices can include a mixture of analog and digital inputs as well as digital switched outputs and relays.
An American professor has developed a system for remote monitoring of bridges using a dense network of wireless sensors, just weeks after the disastrous Minneapolis bridge collapse in early August.
The ELPRO 240U-E Industrial Wifi Wireless Ethernet unit provides reliable, high-speed Ethernet connectivity. The 240U-E is ideal for process management, data collection / acquisition and intelligent remote management and monitoring.