Wireless Controls

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Employing wireless controls for a wide range of industrial applications and machinery is now a reality rather than a wild pipe dream. In addition, wireless controls for a variety of businesses are becoming more feasible, although the systems tend to still represent a serious investment. As a result, most companies will choose a remote control technology provider with years of real experience.

Advantages of Wireless Controls

It is possible, though rather expensive, to extend the wireless controls application so that one wireless remote controls all security devices within a building or agency. Wireless controls have a big advantage over infrared in that they are less prone to interference and thus a lot more reliable. It has more or less been accepted in technical circles that infrared remotes do not have the capability to provide one central remote to control all systems, as is the case with wireless remote.

Wireless controls are also increasingly being used in industry to link up different components of networks and systems where wiring is inconvenient, expensive and even dangerous. In fact, wireless systems are becoming the preferred norm for all types of industries, including medical. There are basically two different systems that will work with a whole range of platforms.

They are supervisory control and data acquisition, or SCADA, and the similar distribution control systems, or DSC. SCADA is the most versatile of these systems, and provides the framework for a virtually endless sequence of remote nodes or sensors, all connected to the master, or central command. SCADA will work with just about any other software program in use, and is compatible with most operating platforms, too.

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