Mobility

Industrial Wireless LAN Industrial Features and Current Standards

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Executive Summary

Wireless LAN complying with IEEE 802.11 provides a good basis for use in wireless applications for industry and automation whether with driverless transport systems, escalators, storage logistics, transportation of goods, electric monorails, building management or service applications. Such systems can be considered when cabling would be extremely complex or time-consuming or when a high degree of flexibility is called for. Highly contaminated environments are not a problem with a wireless link. This can significantly reduce the effort required for maintenance. Since Wireless LAN is the basis, such applications benefit from the wide range of chipsets, end devices and development tools available. All advantages that are provided by an open standard.

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