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4 Steps for a Successful Industrial Wireless Network

By |September 10th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

We’ve emphasized over the last few months that successful industrial wireless network design isn’t simply a matter of buying some hardware and then throwing it up someplace that looks like it might work.

It’s not rocket science, but good wireless network design requires careful consideration of a number of issues, including the distance that needs to be covered by your network, the interface you’ll be dealing with and the type of environment you’re operating in.

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Commercial vs. Industrial Wireless Hardware: The ESTeem Advantage

By |August 6th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

A question often posted is, with the availability of wireless network hardware at every commercial retail outlet, what makes the ESTeem radio unique?

ESTeem has over 35 years’ experience building radios to solve the most difficult wireless problems in the harshest of conditions, and we have refined all our wireless solutions to meet these demands.  Most of our customers use our radios in industrial applications with high heat, vibration and difficult environmental conditions that would destroy a commercial wireless device.

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Radio Frequencies & Your Industrial Wireless Network

By |June 25th, 2018|Best Practices|1 Comment

The term frequency used in wireless applications describes the primary radio carrier where the data is modulated.  In trying to identify the best frequency for your application, there’s no such thing as a good frequency or a bad frequency. Each frequency simply has advantages and disadvantages. It’s the balancing of those characteristics that allows us to identify the most appropriate frequency for your specific application.

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Industrial Wireless Network Antennas Simplified

Antenna design and development are their own science. We could do a deep dive into antennas and their role in wireless network design and not come up for air for weeks.

But the more useful approach for the wireless user is a basic understanding of the major types of antennas and the terminology used.  Antennas can be grouped into two major categories: […]

The 3 Questions You Need to Answer to Get the Right Industrial Wireless Network for Your Operation

If you’re looking for an industrial wireless network, you’ve probably already identified the mobility, distance or accessibility challenges your operation faces that demand a wireless solution.

You may even feel you’ve identified the right industrial radios for your application, and you may have even found a provider willing to give you exactly what you’ve asked for.

… Which is where problems can begin to arise. Demanding a specific radio or network design can be the same thing as telling a doctor to remove your appendix because you have a stomach ache, and the doctor doing exactly what you’ve asked for – regardless of whether it will stop your stomach ache.

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Why Would You Want a Wireless Network?

All sorts of companies use industrial wireless networks in all sorts of situations.

But, regardless of the industry or application, the basic need for wireless communication comes down to one of three simple reasons:

Distance
Mobility
Inaccessibility

In all three situations, wireless provides distinct advantages over other options, delivering the cost-effective, reliable communication that today’s operations depend on. We’ll look at each factor separately.

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Horizon Industrial Wireless Radio Update Includes Security Provisions, New Features

By |February 14th, 2018|Product Updates|0 Comments

We’ve released a security update for our Horizon Series industrial wireless radio in response to a potential WIFI security vulnerability that was discovered nationwide this past fall. […]

Firmware Update Now Available for Model 195 Industrial Radios

By |February 9th, 2018|Product Updates|0 Comments

We’ve just released a firmware update, optimized for TCP/IP Ethernet applications, for our Model 195C, 195M and 195H industrial radios.

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Our Design Philosophy Focuses on Your Wireless Network Needs

By |February 5th, 2018|Best Practices|3 Comments

At ESTeem we take a different approach to wireless network design.

We believe every wireless application is unique:  The distance between sites, radio frequency (RF) environment and data requirements change on every new application, as do the initial reasons for considering a wireless network.

So instead of trying to make our wireless product fit every application, […]