Wireless: Banner Engineering working with Nivis to offer ISA100, WirelessHART

Banner Engineering is evaluating a solution to support ISA100 and WirelessHART through a relationship with Nivis.

07/13/2009


Banner Engineering intrinsically safe wireless products

Banner Engineering offers the SureCross DX99 for wireless communications in hazardous areas, Class I, II, II Div 1 - Zone 0 and more .

 

Banner Engineering, which offers Banner Engineering SureCross wireless platform , is evaluating a solution to support ISA100 and WirelessHART through a relationship with Nivis.

Bob Gardner, SureCross wireless product manager, says, "Although these wireless standards are useful for interconnectivity, they also have disadvantages. For example, global wireless standards typically emphasize the 2.4 GHz radio band for compliance in areas such as the European Union. However, most of our customers in North America choose 902-928 MHz over 2.4 GHz because the link has greater range and is more stable. Standards also add a level of cost and complexity to our existing wireless I/O products. It is important to point out that Banner's SureCross Wireless System can coexist with WirelessHART or the ISA100 standard."

At present, Gardner says, "Banner believes that our proprietary wireless network provides the best level of performance at a reasonable cost," adding that the company supports many wired standards.

He continues, "An important aspect of any wireless I/O system is the interface to the communication layer above, which is typically a wired standard. Banner's SureCross system supports many industrial protocols, including Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, and EtherNet/IP. Modbus in particular is powerful, inexpensive, simple, and the most widely supported industrial or process protocol. If you are looking for a standard to protect your investment, reduce life cycle cost, provide solid performance, and have ubiquitous connectivity, look at Modbus.

"Banner is in the business of providing empowering solutions at a reasonable cost to our customers. Our relationship with Nivis will allow us to incorporate emerging standards like ISA100 and WirelessHART when and where it makes sense to do so."
See also Control Engineering , System Integration: Wireless Standards .

- Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering , www.controleng.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.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
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.
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

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

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me