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Secure Wireless Networks that Provide Connections at ANY Distance

By |April 6th, 2021|Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on Secure Wireless Networks that Provide Connections at ANY Distance

Private wireless networks have traditionally been limited in distance to how far a remote transmitter can link either to a Master or repeater site.  The wireless network is designed so all remote locations have a communication path back to a central location for data collection, control, or monitoring. Traditional Limitations Traditionally, private wireless networks reached distant [...]

Real Time Wireless Network Monitoring

By |February 25th, 2021|Corporate News, Product Updates|Comments Off on Real Time Wireless Network Monitoring

We’re pleased to announce that the ESTeem Networking Suite (ENS) software for our Horizon series of industrial radios now incorporates a real-time monitoring utility. This new function will display the key operating features of the wireless network: • Received signal strength values from both sides of the wireless link • RF data rates • Wireless [...]

Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) A Wireless Network

By |January 27th, 2021|Best Practices|Comments Off on Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) A Wireless Network

Factory acceptance testing (FAT) is a critical part of completing a new control system.  The FAT will have all control system hardware connected, configured and operating as if in the factory before being installed on the site. This testing will allow the integrator to verify a complete system operation prior to the hardware installation [...]

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 [...]