Emerson adds enterprise wireless network management to Plantweb
December 16, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Emerson has added two new IIoT solutions to its Plantweb Insight data analytics platform that will enable industrial facilities to change how they manage their enterprise-level wireless network infrastructure.
The new Plantweb Insight Network Management application provides continuous, centralized monitoring of WirelessHART networks. This application provides a singular, consolidated view of the status of all wireless networks in a facility, with embedded expertise and guidance for advanced network management.
A key feature of the Plantweb Insight Network Management application is a configurable mesh network diagram, providing visualization of network design and connections along with device-specific information. It also provides an exportable record of syslog alerts, network details outlining conformance to network best practices and more.
While the new network management application provides a holistic look at wireless networks, the Plantweb Insight Power Module Management application drills down to the device level, allowing facilities to keep their wireless devices appropriately powered so they can continuously transmit key monitoring data.
These new applications further enhance the Plantweb Insight platform, a set of pre-built analytics primarily focusing on monitoring key asset health. Other applications in the platform include pressure relief valve monitoring, heat exchanger monitoring and steam trap monitoring.