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Building a Business Case for Wireless
This white paper provides you with some best practices, core economic benchmarks and performance metrics that you can use when developing your strategy and plans for deploying wireless at your plant. We include case study examples with proven real-world data of the positive ROI of industrial wireless applications systems. Download
The State of Industrial Video – June 2010
Over the past year, more than 200 industrial facilities participated in two separate surveys on the use of video applications in industrial facilities. These two surveys were conducted almost a one year apart in order to capture changes in the perceived benefits, drivers, and barriers to the use of video applications. In this report, we focus on industrial video applications, the current state of implementation, and the issues driving video adoption today compared to almost a year ago. Download
The State of Industrial Communications – May 2010
This May, Apprion conducted a survey with Control Magazine on wireless communications at various industrial facilities. In this report we focus on wireless communications applications, the current state of implementation, the issues driving wireless communications today and how they might impact investment decisions in the next three years. Download
The State of Industrial Wireless – April 2010
One year ago, Apprion and Control Magazine began a series of surveys designed to gain insight into the state of wireless application adoption within the process manufacturing industries. Over 1200 respondents representing the full spectrum of process manufacturers participated in eight separate surveys that looked at issues regarding wireless adoption and specific application areas. We'd like to share these results with you.
The 3rd Network
As more and more wireless devices and applications become an integral part of the industrial arena landscape, concern grows over what layer of the network these wireless devices should be placed. This question concerns everyone since this is sure to impact plant or plant operation in the near future. We've seen a number of major companies make an attempt to stake out where wireless devices will fall and under what level of the network. This paper addresses these types of issues and is intended to provide answers to the many questions that are sure to arise.
Remote Operations Survey Brief
In May 2009, Apprion conducted a survey with Control Magazine on remote operations at various industrial facilities. Remote locations and devices at industrial facilities contain critical operational data and equipment status and health. Monitoring these locations and devices is essential for efficient, safe and secure operations. This paper presents the data and research along with an analysis of how automating remote operations with wireless has been proven to drastically reduce costs and increase operational efficiency.
Industrial Wireless and NERC Standards
Avoid Security Threats and the High Cost of Compliance
The NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards provide guidance to those responsible for these critical infrastructure assets, to increase security and reliability from both a physical and electronic access perspective. NERC defines specific standards to address cyber security and the core aspects of cyber security including critical assets, security incidents, electronic and physical perimeters. Facilities need to have a solid plan in place to address the costs, security, communications and infrastructure requirements to meet NERC standards – and wireless can help.
Industrial Scale Wireless: Implementing a Reliable, Secure, Scalable and Bullet-Proof Industrial Wireless Network
This white paper describes four simple wireless rules of engagement that will ensure you can deploy and maintain a scalable, bullet-proof industrial wireless network. It also introduces you to the Apprion ION System, a unique offering that combines brains with brawn to detect threats, prevent attack, and allow wireless networks to perform reliably in industrial conditions where nothing else can.
Driving Connectivity Beyond the Carpeted Space
The challenges associated with extending mobility in the industrial environment are very different from the office environment. Achieving success and cost-efficiency in industrial mobility solutions requires an in-depth understanding of the unique issues in the industrial environment, and how those issues translate into specifications for the mobility backbone – the wireless infrastructure.
Wireless Economics 101: The Cost-Effective Benefits of Open Industrial Wireless Networks and Building a Business Case for Wireless at Your Plant
One of the most fundamental measures of success for any investment is the degree to which the investment delivers a positive return over time. As a manager, return on investment or ROI is a concept that you are very familiar with. You also know that your ROI on any investment is often determined by the work you do up front – the quality of the research you complete, the strategy you develop, and the experience and knowledge you bring to bear in making key decisions – all before you have even invested the first dollar.
Open Industrial Wireless Solutions: Realizing the Full Potential of Wireless
In the current global economic climate, manufacturing facilities are being continually pushed to grow the efficiency and profitability of their processes. The incentives to improve, automate and extend the enterprise apply to everything from operations to maintenance and are rooted in virtually every aspect of the manufacturing process.
Industrial Applications Networks: Their Growing Importance in Process Manufacturing
"It's about time". Those are the words of the production manager for a Texas power generation facility when asked for his thoughts on wireless applications moving into the production side of the plant. He certainly is not alone, judging by the amount of wireless activity going on in those process manufacturing facilities today.
Making Industrial Wireless Work: Introducing Apprion & The ION System
Whether you process chemicals, refine petroleum, generate power, produce paper or metals, you must continuously refine and optimize operations to deliver quality products at competitive prices. Wireless technologies can be used to monitor and automate many industrial processes for competitive advantage.
The Wireless Plant of the Future: From Roadmap to Reality
To be successful, the Wireless Plant of the Future must be grounded in existing realities and must start from the premise that on-going operations are absolutely essential.