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VIDEO: The advantages of wireless I/O

May 31, 2013
By Alison Dunn

Moore Industries has released a new video showing the advantages of wireless I/O solutions in industrial facilities. In the video, journalist and industry expert Peter Welander relays several reasons engineers are increasingly integrating wireless I/O as part of their process control solution and steps through ways they benefit from it.
More industrial facilities are realizing substantial benefits from implementing wireless I/O solutions as part of their overall process control strategy. By moving away from cable and embracing a wireless I/O solution, engineers gain flexibility and safety while reducing the costs of equipment replacement and maintenance.

In the video, Welander shows how the WNM works:

• In a Point-to-Point System to send wireless signals from a Remote to a Master
• In a Point-to-Multipoint System with multiple WNM units configured as repeaters to relay signals when a direct line of sight does not exist between a Master and Remote module or to significantly extend the transmission distance allowable within a WNM network
Through the use of animated diagrams, Welander shows how the WNM can extend a plant’s control and monitoring system. In addition, wireless I/O solutions help engineers significantly reduce installation and maintenance costs related to traditional wiring along with creating a system that is easily expanded as plant specifications change.

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