Emerson Process Management recently announced the introduction of the Wireless SmartPack™ Starter Kit, a configurable suite of wireless technologies and services giving users a risk-free way to practical experience with wireless technologies in their own facilities. Emerson's SmartPack™ comes pre-configured out of the box to immediately form a secure, robust self-organizing wireless network which customers can apply to gain experience with wireless without committing their infrastructure.
Emerson's Wireless SmartPack comes standard with a 1420 Wireless Gateway, a 25-tag license for AMS Device Manager software, Emerson supplied SmartStart™ installation services and 5 wireless instruments which operate as a self-organizing network. According to Emerson, users may choose any combination of Rosemount temperature, pressure, level and flow devices, and can choose to increase the number of devices in their Wireless SmartPack up to 100 total.
One very important feature of Emerson's Wireless SmartPack™ is its "forward compatibility" with the future wireless standard being defined now. To protect user investments, Emerson will provide an upgrade path on all wireless instruments to the future standard.
SOURCE: Emerson Process Management