Updated Industrial Wireless Network Equipment Is Compatible with ISA100.11a Communication Standards
Honeywell announces an updated version of its OneWireless industrial wireless network equipment, which is designed to be compatible with the end-user driven ISA100.11a industrial wireless communication standard. The latest OneWireless release is the process industries’ first mesh network with ISA100-ready hardware. The network can be upgraded to the ISA100.11a standard, when it is completed, through an over-the-air software update.
The release also extends Honeywell’s product line of transmitters with an XYR 6000 Digital Input wireless transmitter. OneWireless supports a range of both wired and wireless transmitters, including corrosion, gauge pressure, differential pressure, high-level analog input and temperature transmitters. As a single network supporting both sensors and IEEE 802.11-based applications, OneWireless also supports mobile worker devices, such as Honeywell’s IntelaTrac PKS and ExperionÒ Mobile Station, and can improve plant safety by helping customers quickly locate employees.
In addition, the latest OneWireless release expands the interface capabilities of the system, supporting the HART protocol. HART is commonly used by asset management applications such as Honeywell’s Field Device Manager. OneWireless system management software makes any XYR 6000 transmitter communicate to existing HART-enabled applications in the same manner as to a wired HART device.