Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation, 3rd Edition
As commercial and residential networks
rapidly go the wireless route, will industrial networks soon follow?
This newly revised digital book has been expanded to include information
on WirelessHART and the developing ISA100.11a draft standards. A previous
update from the first edition features information on the increasingly popular
new wireless application Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) while also
providing a clear, unbiased view of the emerging wireless communications
market. Author Dick Caro explores wireless communications from the
factory and process automation viewpoints to help you make clear decisions
on the timing and strategy for implementing wireless networks for automation
projects. According to Caro, going wireless is more than just plugging in
some wireless components to replace the wires. Residential networks are
easily justified using today's inexpensive wireless components to avoid
costly or unsightly wire installations. Industrial use is not quite so clear
due to privacy and security problems and the potential for signal loss
in plant environments. Industrial use must have secure communications
that never fails. However, the cost of industrial wiring is so high,
that wireless can usually be justified. To keep pace with the
ever-changing nature of this technology, this book is offered in
digital format so that it can be updated on a continual basis.
For a full year, if a new edition or update of the digital book is
issued, you will receive email notification and be able to download the
new PDF file at no extra charge.