Who Says You Can't Take it with You?

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Executive Summary

Over the past three years, wireless field networking technology has taken the process industries by storm. Answering the need for fast and easy implementation relative to wired alternatives, hundreds of wireless mesh networks and thousands of wireless sensors have been successfully deployed and continue to reliably, efficiently and economically broaden the measurement landscape. In addition to the new frontier of sensor data afforded by the wireless field is a large and rapidly growing class of wireless success stories: "Plant-level" applications that are boosting the productivity, safety and security of plant personnel as well as easing the connection of physically disparate digital systems into an integrated whole.

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