WirelessHART - Wireless Communication Systems from Pepperl+Fuchs
The new WirelessHART components, from Pepperl+Fuchs, free communication from the need of wires, while integrating conventional field devices into the wireless world. WirelessHART is based on the established HART protocol, which makes it easy to integrate it into any existing fieldbus infrastructure and uses a 2.4 GHz band as a transfer medium for several radio technologies. WirelessHART™: • Is an open and interoperative standard • Is based upon the established HART protocol • Uses known tools and procedures for configuration, maintenance and diagnosis • Allows wireless access to existing field devices WirelessHART uses a flat mesh network where all radio stations (field devices) form a network. Every participating station serves simultaneously as a signal source and a repeater. The original transmitter sends a message to its nearest neighbor, which passes the message on until the message reaches the base station and the actual receiver.