8,000 WirelessHART networks are installed in major manufacturing sites

Source: HART Communications

Aug 22, 2012

More than 8,000 WirelessHART networks are currently installed in major manufacturing sites around the globe, signifying the acceptance of the WirelessHART standard (IEC 62591; EN 62591) by the process automation industry.

The WirelessHART standard supports self-organizing, full multi-hop and multi-path mesh topologies and requires no specialized tools or expert communication protocol settings for deployment. The technology is easy to implement, provides built-in reliability in all industrial environments, and employs 128-bit AES encryption, multi-tiered, always-on security to protect the network and the data being transferred at all times. WirelessHART builds on proven international standards—the HART Communication Protocol (IEC 61158), EDDL (IEC 61804-3) and IEEE 802.15.4.

The HART Communication Foundation is the technology owner and standards organization for the HART Communication Protocol. Founded in 1993, the Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit, membership organization providing support for the HART Communication technology and standards worldwide. The Foundation is supported by a global membership of more than 270 companies. HART Communication is the leading technology for process measurement and control with more than 35 million devices installed worldwide.

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