Honeywell recently announced it has been selected to negotiate a $10 million project, co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to develop wireless sensor technologies that can meet plant floor operational control challenges.
MillennialNet Inc. and Ferro Solutions have formed a technology partnership and successful demonstration of a battery-free version of Millennial’s i-Bean wireless sensor networking device. MillennialNet manufactures hardware and software for self-organizing, wireless sensor networks. Ferro develops energy-harvesting technologies.
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.
Numerous innovative solutions were exhibited at the recently concluded Sensors Expo 2003 at the Rosemount Convention Center, including:
Rosemont, IL—Millennial Net Inc. (Cambridge, MA) launched June 2 at Sensors Expo 2003 its i-Bean 5000, the latest version of its ultra-small, ultra-low-power, wireless sensor networking device.
San Mateo, CA—Open standards and key vertical market applications will ignite the market for low-power, low-data-rate wireless technology (LR-WPAN) and help it grow at a 47% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to more than $8 billion by 2007, according to a market research study released April 22 by the Wireless Data Research Group (WDRG).
Ethernet continues to make inroads on the factory floor with additional momentum from major automation suppliers' solutions such as EtherNet/IP (implicit messaging) and ProfiNet (version 2). To support time-critical applications, network engineers have implemented advanced functional technologies, such as multicast and UDP (user datagram protocol), rather than simple transactional activities of...
Computational Systems Inc. (CSI, Knoxville, TN), Emerson Process Management's mechanical equipment monitoring group, introduced the 4100 MicroAnalyzer, a self-contained, wireless, troubleshooting package. CSI reports that 4100 can be deployed in minutes to gather, analyze, and transmit vibration, stress wave, and temperature data.
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