WirelessHART continues explosive growth
While reviewing this issue of Field Communication Insider I couldn’t help but be struck by the amount of content devoted toWirelessHART. This issue’s end user feature is WirelessHART-related, and the HART-IP technology story outlines the benefits enabled when used with WirelessHART. And three new products from Awiatech, Emerson and Endress+Hauser useWirelessHART technology.
I did a bit of digging and discovered that there are now over 50 WirelessHART products or services listed in the FieldComm Group product registration site manufactured by 14 different suppliers. After checking out Emerson’s Smart Wireless page, I learned that Emerson has over 26,000WirelessHART-based networks deployed globally with nearly six billion operating hours!
The process industries are not known as early adopters. But given the amazing uptake ofWirelessHART in the market, and the tremendous buzz around the Industrial Internet of Things here in the states, and Industrie 4.0 in Europe, I can’t help but wonder if that reputation is ill founded.
The article was first published in controlglobal