A new analysis from New York-based Frost & Sullivan finds the reliability of wireless systems has increased considerably, driving them to new applications in production, material handling, and the movement of assets, among others.
Industrial wireless systems are used for a broad spectrum of applications such as wireless sensing, wireless condition monitoring and control, as well as real-time location of people and assets in various manufacturing sectors. However, no single wireless communication technology exists for the broad spectrum of applications in an industrial setting—namely data collection, location and tracking, voice and video communications, as well as wireless transmission of control signals. According to the report, Industrial Wireless Systems for Monitoring & Control, a challenge also remains because different applications use different radio wireless technologies. Although a few wireless mesh networking technologies have matured, standardization of an efficient wireless technology for industrial use is still marked by a fluid trend.
Source: Manufacturing Business Technology