Wireless: Integrated RFID, asset tracking for Belden

Belden announced it has enhanced the Belden Wireless Solution to include integrated asset tracking and active radio frequency identification (RFID) capabilities. These capabilities are provided through a mutual, non-exclusive agreement with AeroScout of Redwood City, CA, a provider of Wi-Fi- based Active RFID products. Belden is a developer of signal transmission solutions for wired and wireless enterprise networks, and industrial, broadcast, residential and security markets.

10/04/2007


Belden

announced it has enhanced the Belden Wireless Solution to include integrated asset tracking and active radio frequency identification (RFID) capabilities. These capabilities are provided through a mutual, non-exclusive agreement with AeroScout of Redwood City, CA, a provider of Wi-Fi- based Active RFID products. Belden is a developer of signal transmission solutions for wired and wireless enterprise networks, and industrial, broadcast, residential and security markets.

The enhancement enables customers of the Belden Wireless Solution to track the location and status of high-value assets in real time, reducing loss and theft and improving operational efficiency. The Belden Wireless Solution is an interference-free wireless local area network system designed to provide for the seamless convergence of data, video, voice over wireless local area network (VoWLAN), and now location as well.

"With the rapid adoption of wireless networking today—in industrial, warehousing, government and health care facilities, as well as offices—there is an increased demand for the integration of RFID-based asset tracking, inventory control and RTLS technology,” says Bill Miller, Belden's director of marketing for adjacent technologies, in a release. “Belden Wireless customers contracting with AeroScout for these applications can be confident of their systems' performance, reliability and seamless compatibility."

AeroScout's asset tracking and visibility solutions use standard Wi-Fi wireless networks to accurately locate and manage assets, equipment and people in multiple environments. Applications include tracking of materials handling equipment, work-in-process inventory, shipping containers and medical equipment.

Belden and AeroScout have performed extensive testing on product pairings to ensure compatibility and interoperability.

Belden's Wireless Solution is a Layer-2 Edge solution with a Channel Blanket topology to allow each radio channel to be used everywhere, at every access point, thereby creating blankets of continuous wireless coverage with no roaming latency or co-channel interference problems. High throughput is achieved even when cell traffic is high, and full compliance with IEEE 802.11a/b/g protocol and security standards is maintained.

Control Engineering System Integration eNewsletter
( Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free .)





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.
Additive manufacturing advancements; Machine vision enhances robotics; Fieldbus evolution; Process safety; Advice from System Integrators of the Year; Road to IANA
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
System integration: Best practices and technologies to help; Virtualization virtues; Cyber security advice; Motor system efficiency, savings; Product exclusives; Road to Hannover
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.

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

The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
click me