In today's highly competitive world markets, manufacturers and companies in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining and Pharmaceutical industries must ensure optimum efficiency to remain competitive.
There is a high cost associated with installing cables to facilitate the collection of plant information. Wireless products can gather and transmit plant floor or process data back to central local control centers and into management information systems at a more justifiable price .
With innovative wireless broadband network solutions (WiMAX), wireless local area networks (WLAN) based on worldwide 802.11 standards, a whole new era has arrived.
Wireless networks and solutions for information flow to Management Information Systems are key to today's efficient plants.
Plant infrastructure with Wi-Fi networks must be in place to collect and disperse critical information.
Fast, secure data transfer, VoIP telephony, video surveillance and other services are all supported through wireless communication platforms.
Today, this dispersement of information is bi-directional. With mobile technology, key plant information such as Key Performance indications ( KPIs), critical plant alarms , etc. must be communicated to your plant personnel to increase their awareness of your process and to ensure that they have the latest information to make correct decisions.
New wireless network technologies such as Bluetooth, EnOcean and Zigbee , basically developed for the Building Automation and Computer interface markets, are generating interest with Industrial Automation providers and are leading to new wireless solutions.
Communications software must collect and disperse this information. Your employees will be required to carry mobile devices to receive this information and become more productive.
Address the issues of reliability, security, scalability, integration and manageability with your Wireless Networks