Wireless made easy: Starter kit lets users test technology first
Emerson Process Management’s new in-plant Wireless SmartPack starter kit is scalable from 5 devices (shown) up to 100.
Nashville, TN —Wireless SmartPack Starter Kit was among the products unveiled by Emerson Process Management at its Global Users Exchange held earlier this month in Nashville. The configurable suite of wireless technologies and services is intended to give users a risk-free way to experience wireless technologies in their own facilities. The package comes pre-configured out of the box to form immediately a secure, robust self-organizing wireless network that users can apply without committing their infrastructure.
“Historically, customers must commit significant resources for engineering, design, configuration, and startup when trying new technologies,” said John Berra, Emerson president, adding that the starter kit provides “an out-of-the-box network which [users] can apply anywhere, anytime, with very little engineering time required.”
The SmartPack comes with a 1420 wireless gateway, a 25-tag license for AMS Device Manager software, Emerson-supplied SmartStart installation services, and 5 wireless instruments that operate as a self-organizing network. Users may choose any combination of Rosemount temperature, pressure, level, and flow devices, and can increase the number of devices in their SmartPack up to 100.
Watch for more coverage of the Emerson Global Users Exchange in the next issue of Control Engineering’s Process Instrumentation & Sensors Monthly enewsletter for Oct. 19, 2006.
—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jeanine Katzel , senior editor