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Industrial Wireless Networks & the Mobile User

By |December 23rd, 2020|Applications|Comments Off on Industrial Wireless Networks & the Mobile User

Factory floors provide a wealth of information around the clock – the number of components manufactured at an auto plant, the amount of dough mixed at an industrial bakery, the status of every piece of equipment on the floor. Traditionally, all this information is channeled via computer systems to one fixed location in an operations office. But manufacturers are increasingly seeing value in a mobile system that puts the collected information at the fingertips of workers and maintenance staff on the floor, often the people who need to see the data the most. By putting operators in control of the information, real-time, mobile interfaces can increase productivity and boost operator safety. [...]

Industrial Wireless Networks for the Oil and Gas Industry

By |November 25th, 2020|Applications, Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on Industrial Wireless Networks for the Oil and Gas Industry

ESTeem industrial wireless radios are used in a wide range of demanding oil and gas applications. Communicating between offshore platforms and monitoring miles of pipeline for leaks are just two examples. [...]

Repeaters as an Integral Component of Your Industrial Wireless Network

By |October 12th, 2020|Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on Repeaters as an Integral Component of Your Industrial Wireless Network

You probably have heard about repeaters but may have questions about their role in an industrial wireless network: How does a repeater work in a wireless application and what impact does it have on my network?  Can repeaters be used in a Mesh network and how are they controlled? Repeaters have been used in radio [...]

Industrial Wireless Network Upgrades Simplified

By |August 24th, 2020|Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on Industrial Wireless Network Upgrades Simplified

Upgrading your control and communication network can seem like a daunting, expensive proposition. The main challenge is keeping the network operating during the transition with minimal downtime. To achieve that, many operations schedule network upgrades during plant shutdowns.  But there’s frequently so much other work to be done during shutdowns that the network upgrade gets [...]

Five Simple Troubleshooting Steps for Your Industrial Wireless Network

By |July 27th, 2020|Troubleshooting|Comments Off on Five Simple Troubleshooting Steps for Your Industrial Wireless Network

Industrial wireless networks are an integral part of most control or enterprise communications. They collect data, convey video and trigger actions that are critical to operations. In fact, industrial wireless networks are so integral that it can be difficult to determine where to start troubleshooting when a problem arises. [...]

A Mode of Operation for Every Need

By |June 18th, 2020|Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on A Mode of Operation for Every Need

ESTeem’s industrial wireless radios are engineered to meet a wide array of applications. Baked-in Versatility Whether you need serial or Ethernet, narrowband or wide band, licensed or unlicensed, mobile or stationary, we have a wireless radio that will meet your needs. Our industrial-hardened radios are designed for a range of applications that present specific challenges when it comes to distance, accessibility [...]

Horizon 900 MHz Radio: The Right Choice for Video Applications

By |May 4th, 2020|Applications|Comments Off on Horizon 900 MHz Radio: The Right Choice for Video Applications

Video is used in a wide range of industrial applications, monitoring remote locations, increasing safety and providing other important functions. We wrote in a previous post about using wireless networks for video applications, but today we’d like to focus specifically on the Horizon 900 MHz radio. ESTeem Horizon radios are unique in the product space, delivering RF data rates to [...]

Virtual Schoolhouse Suite Provides Distance Learning Solutions

By |April 28th, 2020|Corporate News, Product Updates|Comments Off on Virtual Schoolhouse Suite Provides Distance Learning Solutions

The pandemic has created difficulties for everyone, none so much as school systems, which are tasked with creating non-traditional learning environments to serve students spread over wide areas with varying levels of Internet access. In answer to this challenge, we’re excited to announce that, in collaboration with TOSIBOX®, we’ve leveraged our Edge Access+ technology to develop the Virtual Schoolhouse Suite to create the distance learning solutions that school systems need. [...]

Mounting Wireless Radios Outdoors Offers Benefits

By |March 2nd, 2020|Best Practices|Comments Off on Mounting Wireless Radios Outdoors Offers Benefits

For years now, we’ve recommended outdoor mounting for our industrial wireless radios. The benefits are both operational and financial. Outdoor mounting allows the radio to be placed close to the antenna. In fact, in some applications, the antenna can be directly attached to the radio. The proximity reduces the distance between the radio and the antenna, decreasing the signal [...]

Using Industrial Wireless Networks for Mining Applications

By |January 28th, 2020|Applications|Comments Off on Using Industrial Wireless Networks for Mining Applications

Mining, with its harsh conditions and long distances, can provide serious communications challenges, which industrial wireless networks are well-suited to overcome. Offering a full range of operating frequencies, ESTeem’s industrial wireless radios are a particularly good fit, and we’ve seen great success in a number of difficult mining applications. [...]