Wireless Mesh Network incorporates redundant gateway system.

Press Release Summary:

OneWireless R120 features redundant wireless system gateway (WSG) that manages data between wireless field instrumentation and plant's process control network (PCN). Failure recovery feature helps prevent data loss and network can recover in less than 2 sec from any field hardware failure. Each gateway can support up to 100 transmitters, and single OneWireless server can support up to 40 gateways. Network also supports adaptive transmit power control for XYR(TM) 6000 field instruments.

Original Press Release:

Honeywell's Newest Onewireless Release Enables Wireless Process Control

OneWireless R120 Features Process Industry's First Redundant Gateway System Providing Wired Performance in a Wireless World

PHOENIX, June 16, 2009 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today introduced the latest version of its OneWireless(TM) industrial mesh network solution for manufacturing facilities. OneWireless R120 features the process industry's first redundant wireless system gateway (WSG), a critical prerequisite for wireless process control.

The new WSG manages data between wireless field instrumentation and the plant's process control network (PCN). It serves as a backup gateway to ensure that data is always delivered even if the main gateway malfunctions or fails. Paired with existing OneWireless redundancy features, this approach creates the first industrial wireless system with complete hardware and radio-frequency redundancy from the field instrument to the PCN connection. Additionally, unique failure recovery features help prevent data loss and the network can recover in less than two seconds from any field hardware failure.

"Many plants today are only using wireless for non-critical applications, but that will undoubtedly change in the future as the trust in and adoption of wireless technology grows," said Jeff Becker, global wireless business director. "Plants will control critical processes over wireless networks, which must be as reliable as wired networks. OneWireless is ready for these new demands with built-in features that enhance data availability and system reliability."

OneWireless can accommodate multiple communication protocols and thousands of field devices on a single network to help improve overall plant safety, reliability and efficiency. Each gateway can support up to 100 transmitters, and a single OneWireless server can support up to 40 gateways.

OneWireless R120 includes several other enhancements that improve the network scalability and reliability such as adaptive transmit power control for XYR(TM) 6000 field instruments. This feature saves battery power and minimizes radio interference by enabling field devices to use the least power possible to transmit signals to OneWireless multinodes, or access points.

New OneWireless products now ship with OneWireless R120 software or firmware. Any existing OneWireless devices installed at user sites can be easily upgraded by an over the air software update to support the new functionality while supporting current investments.

For more information regarding Honeywell's family of OneWireless solutions, please visit http://www.honeywell.com/ps/wireless

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access http://www.honeywell.com/ps.

Brian Chapman

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