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Understanding the possibilities of wireless

Get the know-how you need to implement wireless applications at your plant.

By Jim Montague, Control

Wireless can be a huge help in process applications, saving cable and bringing in signals and data that could never be gathered before. However, there are so many different wireless devices, coverage topologies, antenna configurations, frequencies, communication protocols and other requirements that it can be daunting to pick the right solutions for individual sites and applications.

"Wireless is a major part of our everyday lives at home and work, but many industries have been slower to adopt it," said Patrick Harris, global sales manager for industrial wireless at Eaton. "So, there's still a lot of mystery, black box magic and confusion about wireless, and questions about how to apply it to get the biggest bang for your buck."

To learn more about wireless, read “Wireless problems have straightforward solutions” from Control.

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