Instrument Area Network

New approach to wireless sensor networks

Improve operational efficiency, reliability and control costs in a safe and secure manner.

Modern Plant Managers and other operations professionals save time and money with a robust condition and preventative maintenance model enabled by wireless Instrument Area Network devices.Instrument Area Network from Schneider Electric is an ultra-reliable wireless sensor network that gives you actionable insight into the condition of your high-value assets, so you can best protect and optimize your operation.

Extend autonomy

Instrument Area Network is a unique IIoT solution that maximizes battery life and optimizes wireless mesh network data flow. The network of transmitters is enabled with ultra-low-power BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) radios that provide increased reach into challenging areas reducing power requirements, extending battery life and reliability.

Increase flexibility

Instrument Area Network increases free path communications and installation flexibility by communicating with installed sensors via a hybrid network of WirelessHART on the mesh and BLE in the local transmitter locations.

Eliminate blind spots

Unlike other mesh networking solutions, the Instrument Area Network architecture optimizes radio paths, ensuring deterministic data flow through all network nodes.You gain:•Access to data points that were previously too costly to consider•Quick insight into asset health for more timely response and scheduled maintenance•Substantial cost savings by implementing a preventative wireless monitoring programGain efficiency, reliability and cost effectiveness with Schneider Electric’s Instrument Area Network.

Key Features

Instrument Area Network – Transmitters
  • Absolute, Gauge, Differential Pressure and Temperature versions
  • Easy one-touch installation/quick sync with Instrument Area Network Concentrator
  • LED Beacon for visual confirmation of network setup
  • Compact enclosures with integrated antenna, power and sensor
  • Configuration through Instrument Area Network Concentrator, WirelessHART Gateway or Host System
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.0 with 128-bit AES encryption
  • Intrinsically safe for use in hazardous zones
  • -40 to +80°C (-40 to 176°F) ambient temperature
  • No battery replacement (10 years+ battery life)
  • Easy physical mounting to process fitting
Instrument Area Network – Concentrators
  • Hybrid Concentrator with BLE, WirelessHART and WiFi radios
  • Capable of supporting up to 8 transmitters
  • Easy one-touch installation/quick sync with Instrument Area Network Transmitters
  • LED Beacon for visual confirmation of network setup
  • Configuration through WiFi or Gateway or Host System128 Bit AFS encryption BLE and WirelessHART radios
  • Ordinary location mounting (hazardous zone certification pending)
  • -40 to +80°C (-40 to 176°F) ambient temperature
  • No battery replacement (5 years+ battery life)
  • Easy physical mounting

 

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