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Smart wireless network re-routes obstructed traffic

A wireless networking supplier claims to have overcome a problem faced by the process manufacturing industry, namely the way metal blocks prevent wireless network traffic from reaching its destination.

A wireless networking supplier claims to have overcome a problem faced by the process manufacturing industry, namely...

the way metal blocks prevent wireless network traffic from reaching its destination.

Emerson Process Management has built a “self-organising” wireless network based on Smart Wireless technology, which re-routes wireless signals as often as necessary to complete a transmission.

This differs from traditional point-to-point wireless systems, where if a signal is blocked by an obstruction, communications are often blocked as well.

Emerson will demonstrate its networking technology for the first time on Thursday, 11th January in Bologna, Italy.

The supplier said that the wireless technology will give big operations, such as oil refineries, access to new and previously unattainable data at around 10% of the cost of traditional wired digital automation.

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