Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wireless seminars prove popular

WirelessHART Mesh Network
An educational seminar on WirelessHART technology presented by the HART Communication Foundation is proving its value to users who want to learn more about the industry’s first international wireless communication standard. The vendor-neutral seminar, Using WirelessHART Technology in Process Industries, includes presentations by industry experts, live demonstrations of WirelessHART technology (IEC 62591 Ed.1.0; EN 62591), and a firsthand experience for users.

“In addition to gaining valuable information about WirelessHART communication, users actually see firsthand the interoperability, reliability and ease of use of this powerful wireless technology,” says Ron Helson, HART Communication Foundation Executive Director. “Not just data from one vendor’s device in another vendor’s software, but devices from nine different manufacturers forming a robust mesh network relaying data from one device to the other and integrating that data with wired solutions.”

During 2011 five successful seminars have been held in the U.S. and Europe with more than 200 users attending. Additional seminars are scheduled this year in San Diego, CA (18 Aug), Nashville, TN (19 Sep), Port Arthur, TX (12 Oct), both in the US and in Copenhagen, Denmark (27 Oct). There is no charge to attend the seminars but seats are limited and registration is required. Users can view the current schedule and register here .

Seminar topics include understanding and using WirelessHART technology in the plant environment and planning and implementing a WirelessHART project. The live demonstrations show the interoperability of WirelessHART gateways, devices and adapters from multiple manufacturers and illustrate the simple process of a single device joining the network.
          
The seminars are sponsored by Foundation member companies: ABB, Emerson Process Management, Endress+Hauser, MACTek, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, ProComSol, R.Stahl, and Siemens.

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