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Wireless communications for automation

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has introduced its new TranSphere Wireless communications product for automation needs.

TranSphere is also ideal for applications outside the factory.

The product includes extended range IP networking, wireless IP/Ethernet connectivity, and Ethernet and serial communications radio modem solutions.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has also introduced the TranSphere Wireless remote I/O for analogue and discrete I/O signals.

The TranSphere Wireless solution reduces wiring and termination costs between devices, machines, and controllers. It also reduces integration, configuration, and support costs found with multi-box solutions.

In addition, it provides users with the freedom to align with their unique distance and I/O requirements.

TranSphere is also ideal for applications outside the factory such as tank farms, remote pumping stations, treatment plants and other applications where connecting via wire is not practical or cost efffective.

The devices support multiple users connecting to multiple applications via multiple protocols on the same unit or the same network, and provide for wireless operation with multiple layers of protection including 128-bit data encryption, two-way authentication, and dynamic key rotation.

TranSphere is a global product that supports both 2.4GHz and 900MHz frequencies.

TranSphere is resilient — built to increase the availability of mission-critical point-to-multi-point networks. And, it adheres to open standards, allowing it to interface with a wide range of external devices enabling both new and old technologies to communicate.

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