Webcast: Wireless Industrial Applications (RCEP Accredited)

Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT

Year after year, updates in industrial wireless technologies are among most popular Control Engineering articles and Webcasts. Experts will provide expert assessments of industrial wireless projects and lessons learned. An exam and certificate are available for one professional development hour (PDH), according to Registered Continuing Education Program rules (from the American Council of Engineering Companies).

Learning objectives for this industrial wireless webcast are to understand:

• Overview of industrial wireless technologies (ISA100, HART Wireless, WiFi, WiMax), including economics and how to develop a new engineering mindset

• Engineering decision criteria, including essential requirements and desired requirements

• Need for a long-term wireless strategy

• Specifications downfalls when evaluating radio aspects of the technology

• Rapid prototyping of wireless sensors in an industrial environment

• Define best practices to RF design in complex/harsh RF (radio frequency) environments, such as manufacturing/industrial/power generation facilities

• Review real examples of wireless sensor deployments in industrial environments for workforce efficiency and condition-based monitoring.


-- Stephen Muenstermann, RoviSys Building Technologies, DC market manager, previously served as the leader of wireless field solutions for a major automation company for North America and the global interface for all industrial wireless infrastructure. He has more than 10 years of experience in industrial applications, after having begun with radio frequency and communications military intelligence overseas, continuing with industrial instrumentation and commercial wireless technologies.

-- Damon Brady, section manager, SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, has more than 15 years of technical and managerial experience in network communications and critical infrastructure services, including 10 years of experience leading network design, implementation, and integration processes for utility, energy, and public safety clients. He has expertise in telecommunications voice and data network architectures, including fiber optics, wireless local area network, point-to-point, and point-to-multipoint wireless radio technology.

-- Douglas Bowers, senior project manager, SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, has more than 15 years of experience in system integration for communication and network systems. He specializes in working with clients to identify requirements and write specifications, then taking specifications and working with SAIC development teams from design through testing/delivery.


Mark T. Hoske, webcast moderator, has been content manager for Control Engineering since 1994, and has authored or edited scores of articles relating to industrial wireless technologies.

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