AutomationDirect, Cirronet developing wireless automation products

Atlanta, GA—Cirronet Inc. and AutomationDirect announced Oct. 8 that they’ve formed a partnership to tailor Cirronet's wireless products to the needs of AutomationDirect's industrial automation customers.

10/08/2003


Atlanta, GA— Cirronet Inc. and AutomationDirect announced Oct. 8 that they’ve formed a partnership to tailor Cirronet's wireless products to the needs of AutomationDirect's industrial automation customers. The two companies are working together to define performance, packaging and regulatory specifications to address industrial automation applications served by Automa-tionDirect.

Product availability is planned for 2004’s first quarter through AutomationDirect. Beta versions of the two firms' first jointly developed products will be demonstrated this week at the Atlanta-based ISA Wireless Industrial Communications and Industrial Ethernet Technical Conference. The products will also be demonstrated at ISA Expo 2003, Oct. 21-23, in Houston, TX.

'AutomationDirect evaluated a number of wireless vendors, and we were most impressed by Cirronet's security, noise immunity and advanced features, particularly its ability to avoid interference with commercial 802.11b networks,' says Jim Allison, AutomationDirect’s communication products manager. 'None of the other vendors' products could match the performance and price of Cirronet's products. Additionally, the breadth of Cirronet's offerings, including serial and Ethernet devices, will help us expand our product line to serve a continually widening range of customer needs.'

Tim Cutler, Cirronet’s sales and marketing VP, adds that, 'AutomationDirect's leadership position in the industrial automation market is a superb fit with our industrial wireless technology. Their deep market knowledge and application expertise will be invaluable in our joint efforts to bring the most practical wireless products to the industrial automation marketplace.'

Cirronet has been developing wireless data networking and communications products for more than 10 years for the industrial, OEM and Internet access markets. Employing proprietary frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) radio transmission technology, the company' says its products offer reliable, long range performance and unparalleled immunity against jamming and interference. Cirronet products, which are FCC certified, UL certified and CE marked, operate in license-free ISM bands.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me