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WirelessHART – fact or fiction

Supplier: Endress+Hauser Australia
26 October, 2011

Since its emergence, WirelessHART has been the centre of much hype and even controversy.

The first point about WirelessHART to consider is whether it is a "true wireless" solution, meaning that devices not only communicate wirelessly, but also require no wires for power. Endress+Hauser decided that its WirelessHART solution, the battery-powered SWA70, would be a "true wireless" adaptor. This allows the SWA70 to be connected to any loop powered HART device, from any vendor, to integrate into a WirelessHART network.

With any new technologies, the early adopters are too often faced with lack of vendor support and troublesome implementations. Endress+Hauser's comprehensive network design and support services ensure users face an uncomplicated and enjoyable first experience with WirelessHART.

Like other wireless communications, a site-survey is a key ingredient of a successful implementation. Endress+Hauser offers this expert service at all locations across Australia. Pre-configuration is another service that makes implementation truly plug and play.

Positioned as a "universal adaptor", the SWA70 carries IEC Ex certification for both Gas and Dust explosion hazard environments.