Honeywell Process Solutions has strengthened its OneWireless network capabilities with several new features including over-the-air device provisioning.
Honeywell’s OneWireless Network Release 210 makes wireless technology easier and less costly to deploy in large capital projects and monitoring-only applications. The latest release incorporates several new features that make wireless technology easier to deploy and operate, and result in lower deployment and operational costs.
New features in Release 210 include over-the-air field device provisioning and a Gateway General Client Interface (GCI) made possible by the ISA100 standard in addition to native integration of OneWireless field networks into Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS).
The over-the-air provisioning feature enables field devices to be configured and commissioned without having to invest in handheld devices or needing to perform provisioning locally at the device.
The GCI feature enables operations to continue using existing applications or protocols, eliminating the need to reinvest in additional equipment and new client applications, or re-train maintenance and operations personnel, and providing consistency across the plant.
Examples of GCI implementations include support for the GE System 1 condition monitoring application using GE’s Bently Nevada wSim devices and Honeywell’s OneWireless adapter that wirelessly sends HART data from wireless HART or wired HART to HART clients.
The new Experion interface eases integration of ISA100 field device networks into Honeywell’s Experion PKS, eliminating data mapping and non-value added engineering, and simplifying HMI display creation. It also allows field process alarms to be displayed on Experion’s Alarm Summary to provide operators with the data they need to make decisions. Tight integration with Experion also allows field operators and maintenance technicians to use Wi-Fi enabled handhelds to securely access process data in real-time from the field.
Ray Rogowski, global marketing director, Wireless, Honeywell Process Solutions explains that wireless technology is transforming the industrial landscape and their solutions make it even easier for end users to deploy and use. The OneWireless Release 210 allows users to benefit from the flexibility and scalability offered by the ISA100 standard while maintaining high performance and reliability.
Key features and benefits of OneWireless Network Release 210:
- Over-the-air provisioning results in faster and less costly deployment and improved worker safety
- GCI allows operations to continue using legacy protocols and proprietary applications while making it easier to wirelessly expand those applications throughout the plant
- GCI also allows third party client applications to communicate natively using proprietary or common field protocols with wireless field instruments over the ISA100 network
- New Experion interface simplifies integration of ISA100 field device networks into Honeywell’s Experion PKS