Sensicast Ships SensiNet 3.0
Sensicast Systems is shipping SensiNet 3.0 - the industry's first end-to-end, wireless mesh sensor network solution that can be tailored to specific applications using a self-configuring building block approach. Sensicast's third-generation mesh networking offering, SensiNet 3.0 is based on a building block deployment approach-for fast installation and scalability (from small networks to very large/multi-facility networks of hundreds of sensors). SensiNet's patented wireless mesh network technology enables end-user customers such as plant and building managers to quickly install and operate comprehensive, yet tailor-made systems to wirelessly track conditions and processes in their facilities.
Modular building-block elements of SensiNet 3.0 include:
- SensiNet Smart Sensors-Battery-operated, long-MTBF, ruggedized components that interface directly with thousands of industry-standard sensor probes to monitor a range of physical data types (e.g. temperature, current, pressure)
- SensiNet Mesh Routers that are used in large-scale networks to extend the range of Smart Sensors, as well as create a redundant network backbone infrastructure. Mesh Routers can be placed in convenient locations and are automatically self-configuring for optimum performance.
- The NEW SensiNet Services Gateway: a hardware appliance with embedded connectivity and data reporting functionality that manages the SensiNet network and integrates it with legacy systems (e.g. ICONICS, Intellution, Wonderware, RSView and others); basic built-in data visualization applications, and standard Web 2.0 interfaces (SOAP, OPC, ODBC, XML). The Gateway functions as the "hub" of the network through a browser-based control panel that lets network administrators configure and monitor network properties and topology, as well as Smart Sensor battery levels and data reporting intervals.
The new SensiNet Services Gateway is designed as a plug-and-play smart component delivering powerful interface services and integrated applications including:
- An ODBC interface for databases
- SOAP Connection for Web 2.0 applications
- OPC connectivity for popular automation software
- ModBus TCP/IP support for industrial control systems software
- Remote M2M interface for connection to Software-as-Services (SaaS) platforms.
Sensicast's Wireless Sensor Network systems are currently deployed in hundreds of facilities worldwide yielding quick and significant benefits for operators, including:
- FDA-compliant temperature monitoring for pharmaceutical manufacturers, food and beverage distributors
- Reduced energy consumption, by measuring power consumption concurrently with systems performance -from factories to urban apartment buildings
- Wirelessly-enhanced field service operations through remote monitoring of humidity and moisture
- Enhanced process-control in metals and plastics manufacturing
- Web-based alarms and reporting-for rapid response and compliance documentation.
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