ISA, the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, announces publication of a new resource, Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation, 2nd Edition, by industry expert Dick Caro.
As commercial and residential networks rapidly go the wireless route, industrial networks may soon follow. This newly revised digital book has been expanded to include the increasingly popular new wireless application Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) while also providing a clear, unbiased view of the emerging wireless communications market.
Author Dick Caro explores wireless communications from the factory and process automation viewpoint to help readers make clear decisions on the timing and strategy for implementing wireless networks for automation projects.
According to Caro, going wireless is more than just plugging in some wireless components to replace the wires. Residential networks are easily justified using today's inexpensive wireless components to avoid costly or unsightly wire installations. Industrial use is not quite as clear due to privacy and security problems and the potential for signal loss in plant environments. Industrial use must have secure communications that never fail. However, the cost of industrial wiring is so high, that wireless can usually be justified.
To keep pace with the ever-changing nature of this technology, Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation, 2nd Edition is offered in digital format so that it can be updated on a continual basis. For a full year, if a new edition or update of the digital book is issued, buyers will receive email notification and be able to download the new PDF file at no extra charge.
More information about this resource can be found online at www.isa.org/wirelessnetworks.