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White paper explores the various ways in which operators can tightly integrate wireless instrumentation networks with SCADA systems.

Ottawa, Ontario, June 28, 2010 – Control Microsystems Inc. (CMI), a global developer of advanced SCADA solutions, published “Improving SCADA Operations Using Wireless Instrumentation,” a non-commercial white paper that shows how Integrating wireless instrumentation with SCADA systems can drive operational efficiency and reduce deployment costs.

SCADA engineers and operators are facing the challenge of integrating wireless instrumentation networks with other communication infrastructure available in the field. Managing and debugging dispersed wireless networks presents a new level of complexity to field operators that could deter them from adopting wireless instrumentation despite the exceptional savings.

PlantPROCORE The business case behind deploying wireless instrumentation is a compelling one. By eliminating cabling and trenching, you can dramatically reduce the cost of deployment by as much as 70%. Since wireless instrumentation is battery powered, they are much easier to deploy in the field relative to their conventional counterparts. Wired systems can take days or weeks to be properly installed. Wireless instruments require only the sensor to be installed in the process, saving hours or days and valuable resources. Other instruments can be added as needed.

So if the business case is that strong and the return on investment is solid, why are some companies still reluctant to deploy wireless instrumentation in their facilities? This paper describes the reasons why companies remain reluctant to use wireless instrumentation and the advances in wireless technology and SCADA software that solve wireless integration problems.

To download the paper, go to http://www.controlmicrosystems.com/info/media/edm-files/fy-2010/entelec/Improving%20SCADA%20Operation%20using%20Wireless%20Instrumentation%20V05.pdf 

For more information, visit www.controlmicrosystems.com

About Control Microsystems

Control Microsystems is a global supplier of automation products for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, gas flow computers, wireless instrumentation, and industrial strength long-range wireless networks. Founded in 1980, Control Microsystems is the world’s largest, privately held SCADA products company. Control Microsystems’ products are engineered to operate in harsh, unattended environments delivering higher productivity and efficiency while reducing operational costs. For more information, visit www.controlmicrosystems.com


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