Wireless Networking

If your idea of asking for directions is talking to Siri then wireless technology may be second nature to you. If you still prefer finding your way by pulling out your trusty folding map or stopping at a gas station, then wireless technology may still be a bit uncomfortable for you especially when putting it in an industrial environment. Times are changing quickly and the acceptance of wireless technology grows daily.  

So you have a project where you need to get some information (sensor readings, video, alarms, etc) from one side of you facility to the other. Twenty years ago you would install some new cable tray or dig a trench and it could be very pricey. Now we have wireless as an option but there are various technologies. Which one is right for your application? Below we’ll take a quick look at the options.