Emerson Introduces Industry's First Free Online Training on Wireless Technologies for Process Manufacturing Applications
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Emerson Process Management
8301 Cameron Road
Austin, TX, 78754
Press release date: January 17, 2007
AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 17, 2006) - Emerson Process Management, the leading provider of wireless solutions to the process manufacturing industries, is offering 19 new online training courses on various aspects of wireless for process automation. Designed for anyone who uses automation to improve plant performance, the new courses are available free through PlantWebUniversity.com , Emerson's educational website. Five more courses will be available soon, and all 24 courses will later be translated into Spanish and Chinese.
"Wireless is the next major development in process automation," said Jane Lansing, vice president of marketing for Emerson Process Management, "but most automation users have little experience with this technology in process applications. The new PlantWeb University courses will help them understand the basics of wireless technology, what it can do for them, and how they can put it to work in their own operations."
Based on Emerson's experience in implementing its Smart Wireless solutions for customers, the courses are practical, concise, and free of marketing hype. Each can be completed in about 15 minutes and is available at no charge to anyone with an Internet connection anywhere in the world. Subject matter includes: what is wireless, wireless standards, wireless myths, self-organizing networks, and wireless applications.
Field-proven wireless networks engage seamlessly with existing DeltaV(TM) and Ovation® digital automation systems or legacy hosts. Many Emerson smart field devices are already compatible with wireless, including Rosemount 3051S level, pressure, and flow transmitters; the Rosemount 648 wireless temperature transmitter; Emerson 1420 wireless gateway; and the AMS(TM) Suite: Intelligent Device Manager. Development is under way to expand this wireless family with FIELDVUE® digital valve controllers, Micro Motion® Coriolis flowmeters, and Rosemount analytical products.
Established in 2002, PlantWeb University offers its 40,000 registered users more than 75 online courses as well as a library of articles and white papers. The easy-to-understand courses address subjects that affect all process industry operations, including operating efficiency, product quality, throughput, asset management, availability, maintenance, employee health, safety, fieldbus technology, and now wireless technology.
More than 70 percent of users surveyed rated the training as "highly credible," with many calling it "the best free technical training on the World Wide Web."
Access to PlantWeb University is through www.PlantWebUniversity.com , where a listing of all courses, including the new wireless technology courses, can be found. New visitors can register and select courses of greatest interest.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp & paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, and project management, and maintenance services to help customers achieve the potential of their operations. Emerson brands include: PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Rosemount®, Micro Motion®, Daniel®, DeltaVÔ, Ovation®, and AMS(TM) Suite.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2006 were $20.1 billion. For more information, visit www.GoToEmerson.com.
PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®; DeltaV(TM), and AMS(TM) are marks of Emerson Process Management.
Jerry Moon, Emerson Process Management 1 (512) 832-3089, Jerry.Moon@EmersonProcess.com
Peter Dossing, Emerson Process Management 1 (512) 932-3162, Pete.Dossing@EmersonProcess.com