Some of the new features in Release 210 include over-the-air field device provisioning and a Gateway General Client Interface (GCI) made possible by the ISA100 standard. It aslo includes native integration of OneWireless field networks into Honeywell's Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS).
According to Ray Rogowski, global marketing director, Wireless, Honeywell Process Solutions, users can now benefit from the flexibility and scalability offered by the ISA100 standard while maintaining high performance and reliability.
With the over-the-air provisioning feature, field devices can now be configured and commissioned without having to invest in handheld devices or needing to perform provisioning locally at the device. The result is faster and less costly deployment and improved worker safety.
The GCI feature, enabled by the ISA100 standard, allows operations to continue using legacy protocols and proprietary applications while making it easier to wirelessly expand those applications throughout the plant. The GCI also allows third-party client applications to communicate natively using proprietary or common field protocols with wireless field instruments over the ISA100 network.
For further details of Honeywell's range of OneWireless industrial wireless network solutions visit the website at www.honeywellprocess.com.