Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it has received the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the wireless solutions category.
Field wireless systems enable a plant’s field devices and host-level monitoring and control systems to communicate without wires. This has numerous advantages such as allowing the placement of field instruments or analytical sensors in difficult to wire locations at reduced installation costs.
Yokogawa released its first ISA100.11a compliant wireless system devices in July 2010 and the company continues to enhance its line-up of wireless solutions. In accordance with the Wireless Anywhere concept, Yokogawa is seeking to promote the plant-wide use of field wireless systems by developing new ISA100 Wireless devices. In December 2013, the company started providing a wireless communications module with a built-in antenna that can help field device manufacturers shorten the time needed for developing wireless solutions. Later this year, the company plans to release a multi-protocol wireless adaptor that will enable wired field instruments or analytical sensors to be used as ISA100 Wireless devices.
Frost & Sullivan selected Yokogawa for this award because of the company’s efforts to develop ISA100 Wireless solutions that enable high-reliability, openness, and interoperability. In selecting the award recipient, Frost & Sullivan evaluated companies based on whether they enabled the creation of new products, enhanced current products, enabled new applications, had potential for market acceptance, and had a breadth of access to technology. Yokogawa was recognised for making a superior contribution in developing innovative field wireless solutions.
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