Wireless Guide

Our Wireless Guide sorts through the confusing maze of technologies, standards and issues that is the current wireless landscape. With the help of Control's Editor in Chief Walt Boyes, you can discern the lay of the land and begin to figure out what wireless technologies -- if any -- are right for you.

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This white paper provides you with some best practices, core economic benchmarks and performance metrics that you can use when developing your strategy and plans for deploying wireless at your plant.


What End Users Think About Wireless Application Networks, Part 1
ControlGlobal.com and Apprion have been conducting joint surveys about end-user attitudes toward wireless systems and infrastructure for two years. In this first of several videos, Control's Walt Boyes and Steve Lambright from Apprion discuss the data and try to draw some conclusions about what the data means. If you are thinking about wireless, you should view this video. Register to access the video and the survey results.

The Shocking Truth About Wireless - Podcast
ARC wireless expert Harry Forbes joins editor Walt Boyes in a far-ranging discussion of wireless based on Control's August cover story."

Podcast: Not Playing Nice
Listen to Walt Boyes speak on the field-instruments portion of the ISA100 Wireless Standards.

The Future of Industrial Wireless
Walt Boyes sat down with Paul Sereiko to talk about the immediate future of industrial wireless. Hear Sereiko's point of view on the subject from the ISA Wireless Summit in Vancouver, Canada.

Kaufman on Wireless
Walt Boyes talks wireless with Honeywell's David Kaufman, director of new business development for Honeywell's Industrial Measurement and Control Business Unit. Kaufman and Boyes discuss Honeywell's proposal for a product architecture, and a draft for the upcoming RFP from SP100.

Shootout at the Wireless Corral
In this audio podcast for the Process Automation Media Network, Dave Kaufman of Honeywell and Jose Guittierez of Emerson put their guns on the table to talk wireless with CONTROL's Walt Boyes.

Hesh Kagan talks on wireless
Hesh Kagan is an automation industry legend. Currently Director of New Business Opportunities for Invensys, he is also Chair of WINA, the Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance. In June, Hesh sat down to talk wireless with editor in chief Walt Boyes. The discussion ranged from the Automation Federation, which WINA just became part of, to SP100, to WirelessHART.

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ISA100 Meets in Canada
The ISA SP-100 standards committee met for three days following ISA’s Wireless Summit. The first SP-100 committee ballot is scheduled to follow this year’s ISA Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas, October 2-4. The committee plans to demonstrate the ISA100 at the Expo stressing the readiness of the networking technology, and the cooperation among potential suppliers.


ISA Wireless Summit Blog
Walt Boyes blogged from ISA's Wireless Summit, formally titled Wireless Solutions for Manufacturing Automation.

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