News Briefs – Friday, May 5, 2006
Companies partner on industrial-based wireless project
Honeywell is one of several leading-edge companies joining the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society’s SP100 working group focused on creating an open industrial, multi-function wireless network architecture. Considerations include a solution for plant operators performing simultaneous tasks, including low- and high-rate monitoring, control functions and jobs performed with hand-held Wi-Fi devices, according to Honeywell. Other companies joining the consortium include Adaptive Instruments, Endress + Hauser, Flowserve, OMNEX, 3e Technologies and Yokogawa.
Antennas for WLAN deployments now available
TerraWave Solutions introduced a line of 2.4 GHz omnidirectional patch and panel antennas for WLAN deployments. The antennas are designed for the 802.11 and enterprise mobility marketplace, according to the company.
WiMAX switch features high-power handling
California Eastern Laboratories released the UPG2157T5F single pole, double throw GaAs MMIC switch featuring high-power handling for linearity, low-insertion loss and internal termination of unused ports across WiMAX bands. According to the company, the switch operates on frequencies from 0.5 to 6 GHz and is built for WiMAX antenna diversity.
System lets IT organizations deploy wireless
Meru Networks announced the availability of its Wireless Backbone System, built for IT organizations deploying a WLAN infrastructure. The system consists of the company’s new AP150-WB dual-radio access point for low-density environments; an RS4000-WB radio switch; an AP208-WB software-enabled access point; and a software application for its line of WLAN controllers.
Nebraska school system goes wireless
Proxim Wireless’ outdoor, broadband wireless products have been deployed in several Nebraska school districts. The school networks use the company’s Tsunami MP.11 outdoor, broadband, point-to-multipoint system that offers ruggedized base stations, subscriber units and accessories, as well as WiMAX for license-free frequency bands.