With the skyrocketing cost of wiring and the growing demand for distributed and remote
sensing, data acquisition, and control, the role of wireless communications only gets
bigger. Sensor manufacturers are integrating RF systems in the same enclosure as their
sensing devices. Data logger vendors are beginning to turn to wireless communications to
enhance their products. And wireless networks are taking their place right next to
traditional hardwired configurations. The industry is moving toward the implementation
of networks of wireless sensors that can operate in demanding environments and provide
clear advantages in cost, size, power, flexibility, and distributed intelligence.
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