Tuesday 28 September 2010

Secure wireless approval

Dust Networks® and Emerson Process Management have announced that Emerson’s Smart Wireless solutions, using Dust Networks’ SmartMesh® IA-510 wireless sensor networking, have been certified by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to meet US government Federal Information Processing Standard-197 (FIPS-197) requirements.

"Dust Networks' SmartMesh IA-510 system is the perfect platform for Emerson's Smart Wireless products, enabling us to provide a highly reliable, scalable solution with low power consumption and built-in security," said Nicholas Meyer, Smart Wireless Gateway Manager, Emerson Process Management. "The addition of FIPS-197 certification by NIST confirms that Emerson’s offering is the most secure solution available."

"Data security is a critical requirement for many wireless sensing applications. Achieving FIPS-197 certification for SmartMesh IA-510 is just the latest example of Dust Networks' on-going commitment to delivering complete wireless sensor networking solutions," added Brenda Glaze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dust Networks.

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