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So Why aren’t Wireless Smart Sensors More Prevalent?

Last week in the San Francisco Bay area two conferences were going on that had significant machine-to-machine content.  Connected World, the magazine, sponsors its M2M conference every year and after a more than a decade in the Chicago area it moved to Santa Clara, CA.  At the same time ABB’s...

The Need for Speed (on Wireless Networks for Control)

Currently there is a limitation to do true contol with wireless technology. What are the barriers we face to get to true control with wireless?

Network Management Webinar

I recently presented a webinar cosponsored by ISA and CooperBussman’s Brian Cunningham on the above topic entitled “Staying Connected – Why Network Management Matters” based on the following abstract:

“Proprietary” wireless works too.

A number of manufacturers make field sensor networks that use protocols other than WirelessHART or ISA100.11a and in fact have been on the market for a number of years and in a wide range of form factors.

Safety Conference in Edmonton November 27-29, 2012

IDC Technology is hosting a conference and two half-day workshops in Edmonton later this month with workshops presented by both Paul Gruhn on Safety system and John Cusimano on "Assessing the Security of Industrial Control Systems Using Threat Modeling" Tuesday November 27.

When and Why Should We Use a Wireless Transmitter System vs. Hardwired? When Should We Not Use a Wireless System?

This post originally appeared in "The Process Automation Usability Project" forum. It was posted by the user ctruempi.

Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks Market to Grow

MarketsandMarkets recently performed a market research report titled "Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSN) Market - Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017): By Technology, Components, Applications, Geography." This report determined that the industrial wireless sensor network market is forecasted to reach $3.795 B by 2017.

ISA Automation Week Wireless Track Sessions

Brad Carlberg, who chaired this year’s Wireless track at Automation Week in Mobile also recorded all the sessions as well so you are now able to get the benefit of both presenter and presentation at the following link http://www.isa.org/~pupid/ISA_AW2011_Sessions.htm

Passive Wireless Sensor Workshop

In less than 1 week (July 27 -28) a wide range of experts will be in Houston at the Westlake Club to discuss how passive sensors (similar to RFID) will be used in the future.

ISA Communications Division/ 57 IIS Symposium / Passive Wireless Sensor-Tag Workshop

Hello from St Louis! Just wrapping up a week of ISA symposium and meetings before heading home for a month and my list of summer yard chores.