ISA Book Addresses Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation
Research Triangle Park, NC (04 March 2004) Well-known automation expert Dick Caro explores the future of industrial wireless networks in a new book from ISA Press. Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation provides a clear, unbiased view of the emerging wireless communications market. Caro discusses wireless communications from the factory and process automation viewpoint to help industrial, process, and controls engineers make clear decisions about the timing and strategy for implementing wireless networks for automation projects. According to Caro, going wireless is more than just plugging in wireless components to replace the wires. While residential networks are easily justified by todays inexpensive wireless components, commercial use is not quite so clear, since office wiring is generally low-cost and protects privacy. Industrial use requires privacy as well, and it is critical to have secure communications that never fail. However, the extremely high cost of industrial wiring usually justifies going wireless. Caro tackles these subjects and more in his latest book. To keep pace with the ever-changing nature of wireless technology, this book is offered in digital format to allow regular updates. For a full year, ISA will notify purchasers via e-mail when a new version of the book is available, allowing downloads of the new PDF file at no extra charge. Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation (ISBN 1-55617- 880-8) is now available for purchase on the ISANetwork, www.isa.org/shopISA, or by calling (919) 549-8411.Review copy available upon request.About ISAISAThe Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society is a 33,000-member global, nonprofit, educational organization connecting people and ideas in automation + control. The Society fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for automation + control in a wide variety of applications. In addition to hosting the largest conferences and exhibitions for automation + control in the Western Hemisphere, ISA is a leading technical training organization and a respected publisher of books, magazines, and standards. ISA also serves the professional development and accreditation needs of Control Systems Engineers (CSE), automation professionals, control systems technicians, maintenance mechanics, and others within the field of automation + control.
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