EC: OneWireless R200

Network Integration – wireless -Honeywell Process Solutions - OneWireless R200. OneWireless is an industrial wireless network that can be designed to meet all applications requiring the flexibility and cost offered by wireless technology. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.


OneWireless R200 - OneWireless from Honeywell Process SolutionsOneWireless R200, an enhancement to Honeywell's OneWireless industrial wireless mesh network, introduces features that can reduce the installation and maintenance costs of wireless field instrument networks by up to 50% and allows plants to design a wireless network with different types of wireless coverage. These features simplify how industrial facilities install and expand their wireless networks and help to maximize field transmitter battery life. Depending upon application requirements, plants can now design networks that provide either wireless coverage for field instruments only, or coverage for both field instruments and Wi-Fi devices. This provides plants with more flexibility while reducing the total cost of ownership.

OneWireless R200 features two new tools designed to greatly simplify the creation of field instrument networks: the new Field Device Access Point and Wireless Device Manager. The Field Device Access Point is designed to support ISA100.11a field instruments by assuming message-routing duties, enabling users to connect wireless field instruments to the process control network and route data from the field. Plants can also take advantage of field instrument routing options that allow them create a network of battery-powered field instruments that communicate with each other, and route messages from neighboring field instruments, including ISA100.11a devices from other vendors, to process control applications.   

The Wireless Device Manager manages field instrument networks by serving as a gateway system and security manager, and ensuring all communication between the field instruments and plant network is secure. It also gives users a web-based interface that allows process and field instrument engineers to quickly set up their ISA100.11a networks. It reduces time required to commission, monitor and troubleshoot a wireless field instrument network. Quite simply, OneWireless R200 makes wireless easier.         

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