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Siemens’ releases new wireless offerings

Siemens Building Technologies Inc. today introduced a set of products that make up a Wireless Automation Level Netw...


November 2, 2006  


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Siemens Building Technologies Inc. today introduced a set of products that make up a Wireless Automation Level Network or WALN.

Wireless connectivity at the automation level is especially desirable when a proposed site’s circumstances make running Ethernet cabling physically difficult or prohibitively expensive, the company said in a release.

“Whether it is necessary to avoid the need to trench and run wiring between buildings, connect isolated, hard-to-reach panels, or to enable communication independent of the corporate Ethernet network, a WALN can help keep installed costs in check, while adding new flexibility during the design and implementation phases of a building automation system installation.”

Siemens uses IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) technology to establish wireless communications for building automation controller and management level networks.