Wireless strategies

By Information compiled by Lindsay Saran, editorial intern July 14, 2006

Additional reading

The following white papers, case studies and application notes discuss how wireless technology is successfully being deployed in manufacturing, security issues, protocols, standards, applications and predictions. Click on the title to view.

Guidelines for use of Wireless Instruments for valve monitoring Accutech
Robust Industrial Wireless Communications, Part I Accutech
Robust Industrial Wireless Communications, Part II Accutech
Wireless Instrumentation Spread-Spectrum vs. Fixed Frequency Licensed Protocol Accutech
Wireless Monitoring of Industrial Safety Showers Accutech
The Wireless Plant of the Future: From Roadmap to Reality Apprion
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) Enable Manufacturing Performance Improvements Chantal Polsonetti, ARC Advisory Group
IEEE 802.11 Suitability for Factory and Industrial Applications Cirronet, Inc.
RF Power Options in ZigBee Solutions Cirronet, Inc.
Wireless Communications for Industrial Applications Cirronet, Inc.
Performance of Different Frequency Bands ELPRO Technologies
Security Aspects of Wireless Devices: How secure are Elpro Wireless I/O and Wireless Gateway products? ELPRO Technologies
Benefits of a Digital Field Architecture for Remote Wireless Applications Damon Ellender, Emerson Process Management
Wireless Technology in Industrial Networks Andreas Willig, Member, IEEE, Kirsten Matheus, Member, IEEE, Adam Wolisz, Senior Member, IEEE
Guide to industrial wireless printing Intermec
M2M and the Supply Chain Opto 22
Antennas — A Brief Tutorial Phoenix Contact
The Reliability of Spread Spectrum Radio for Monitoring and Control in Industrial Environments Phoenix Contact
Wireless Security on the Plant Floor ProSoft Technology
Industrial Wireless LAN: Features, Applications, Examples Siemens AG, Automation and Drives Group
Wireless Industrial Control and Monitoring beyond Cable Replacement Konstantinos Koumpis, Lesley Hanna, Sira Technology Ltd.; and Mats Andersson and Magnus Johansson, connectBlue AB
Smart Sensor Platform for Industrial Monitoring and Control Harish Ramamurthy, B. S. Prabhu and Rajit Gadh, Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise Consortium, UCLA; and Asad M. Madni, BEI Technologies, Inc.
IEEE 802.15.4 Low Rate —Wireless Personal Area Network Coexistence Issues Ivan Howitt, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Jose A. Gutierrez , RF/Communications Group, Innovation Center – Eaton Corporation, Milwaukee, WI

Resource links

For more information on how wireless technology can benefit your plant, click on the Resource Links listed below.

3eTI www.3eti.com
ABB www.abb.com
Accutech, a division of Adaptive Instruments www.adaptiveinstruments.com
ADALET Wireless www.adaletwireless.com
Apprion www.apprion.com
ARC Advisory Group www.arcweb.com
Cirronet, Inc. www.cirronet.com
Control Engineering magazine www.controleng.com
Dust Networks www.dustnetworks.com
ELPRO Technologies www.elprotech.com
Emerson Process Management www.emersonprocess.com
Endress + Hauser www.endress.com
Flowserve www.flowserve.com
Foxboro Invensys www.foxboro.com
HART www.hartcomm.org
Honeywell www.honeywell.com
Invensys Process Systems www.invensys.com
ISA www.isa.org
National Instruments www.ni.com
OMNEX www.omnexcontrols.com
Opto 22 www.opto22.com
Pepperl+Fuchs www.pepperl-fuchs.com
Phoenix Contact www.phoenixcon.com
ProSoft Technology www.prosoft-technology.com
Sensicast www.sensicast.com
Siemens www.siemens.com
Smar www.smar.com
Syclo www.syclo.com
Symbol Technology www.symbol.com
Yokogawa www.yokogawa.com
ZigBee www.zigbee.org