WINA Announces 2012 Webinar Schedule Popular Webinar Series to Focus on Wireless Reliability, Security and Safety in Industrial Environments

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The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA), expert wireless resource for the industrial market, will present a live webinar on “The Reliability of Wireless Mesh Networks in Industrial Environments” on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T.

Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance

The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA), expert wireless resource for the industrial market, will present a live webinar on “The Reliability of Wireless Mesh Networks in Industrial Environments” on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T.

The WINA webinar will be presented by Brian Cunningham, Applications Engineer, Cooper Bussmann, Wireless Business Unit.

The 40-minute presentation will be followed by a 20-minute live Q&A session. Participants will learn why, with increasing requirements on plant managers to reduce operating costs and increase safety, wireless connectivity is an attractive alternative to buried cable and conduit. As questions remain as to its performance in industrial settings, what will happen during an emergency when multiple alarms and signals all need to get to the control room at once? This webinar will address the available options for handling these issues.

This webinar will also discuss the different types of radios that are currently in use with a focus on mesh networks and their application to process control. Rounding out the discussion will be a case study of where a mesh network was successfully applied, along with the lessons learned. The audience should leave with a solid foundation to implement their next wireless project.

Watch the WINA website events listing at http://wina.org/events for announcements of other upcoming webinars including:

(February) Vulnerabilities with Industrial Wireless Systems: Fact and Fiction
(March) Safe Wireless Communication Using ISA100 Infrared Gas Detectors

To register for the Jan. 31st webinar, please visit: http://wina.org/event/wina-webinar-reliability-wireless-mesh-networks-industrial-environments

Registrants will need to login to the WINA web site to complete registration. The registration fee for this webinar is $55 with discounts offered for WINA members and early registrants.

About the Speaker
Brian Cunningham has worked in the industrial automation field for the past 20 years in capacities ranging from Product Manager to Applications Specialist. For the last 11 years he has been with the Cooper Bussmann, Wireless Business Unit, helping customers around the world specify, install and troubleshoot their wireless systems. Brian is a graduate of the Electrical Engineering Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, with a specialty in Process Automation and Instrumentation. Brian has been an ISA member since 1991.

About WINA
Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA) is a nonprofit coalition of leading experts from industry; vendors, industry analysts, end users and thought leaders from academic and research institutions that serves as a trusted source of information by providing honest assessments about the key technological developments and balanced coverage of issues across a wide range of industries. Through its extensive network and educational outreach programs, WINA provides end users with current, timely, unbiased, and relevant information to further enhance productivity, efficiency and safety of industrial wireless applications.

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