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Honeywell adds new members to PKS Advantage program, boosting wireless range

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Honeywell has announced three new member companies of the PKS Advantage program for its OneWireless Network and industrial wireless products and solutions.

The new members, GasSecure, Redline Communications and Purelink add support for wireless hydrocarbon leak detection, broadband wireless M2M communication, and real-time location solutions to the wireless platform.

Using Honeywell’s wireless solutions, customers can connect easily with a range of products from PKS Advantage members, as well as Honeywell’s own portfolio for secure solutions with much lower installed costs than using conventional hard wiring. The PKS Advantage program already includes leading solutions from Beamex, Cape Software Inc., Flowserve Corporation, Flow Control Division, Metso Automation, Pepperl+Fuchs and Turck Inc., among others.

According to Ray Rogowski, director of wireless marketing, Honeywell Process Solutions , the collaboration enabled by these new brands will allow wireless users to integrate a range of solutions that boost their operation’s safety and efficiency. He adds that the PKS Advantage program delivers constantly evolving, industry-leading wireless solutions for their OneWireless customers.

Knut Sandven, chief executive officer of GasSecure, said the program was working for better integration with automation and wireless systems.

GasSecure offers its ISA100 wireless gas detector for hydrocarbon leakage monitoring. A wireless infrared detector, the GS01 is based on innovative MEMS technology to reduce power consumption and has two years of battery life with continuous monitoring.

The other new members are wireless M2M communications specialists Redline Communications and Purelink, manufacturers of real-time location systems (RTLS), long range tracking badges, tags and software.

Redline’s RDL-3000 Elte-MT solution is the first ruggedized and M2M-optimised wide-area wireless system to be PKS-compliance certified. Providing M2M connectivity to link sensors and security cameras over widely dispersed areas for ‘digital oil fields’ with central automation and management systems, it will be the first of a number of systems made available to Honeywell wireless users.

Leigh Chang, Redline’s associate vice president of product management explains that oil and gas producers can combine their rugged, reliable and high performance broadband wireless solutions with Honeywell’s extensive product offerings with complete confidence of seamless interoperability, enabling them to speed the deployment of specialised M2M solutions.

Purelink uses its Core Technology DILS (Digital Impulse Location System) to engineer RTLS systems and software used by customers worldwide to locate people and equipment in buildings, airports, manufacturing plants and other industries. It will enable its products to seamlessly integrate with Honeywell’s OneWireless Network to deliver location-based, context-aware applications for process optimisation, security and safety.

Emerson Nerat, president and CEO, Purelink observes that the collaboration will expand the range of customers who can be offered cost effective, high quality and high performance geolocation products.

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