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Date / Time: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 2:00:00 p.m. EDT
Wireless automation is finally reliable and affordable, both in the plant setting and in industrial products themselves, which are increasingly becoming wireless-enabled. Join networking expert Marty Jansons, Project Manager at Siemens Industry Inc., and moderator Alex Wolfe, Content Director of Design News, as they discuss how you can add wireless capability to your network. They'll look at the state of the art in wireless sensors, different flavors of communications technologies, and what's the best way to approach a build-out.
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