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Wi-Fi as an Industrial Network Option

Most discussions of wireless networks in the manufacturing industries focus on 802.15 - the standard used for wireless communication by WirelessHART and ISA100. Discussion of Wi-Fi in industry is limited, however.

To find out why this is the case and to see if the outlook for Wi-Fi in industry could possibly change, we spoke with Mike Fahrion, Director of Product Management at B&B Electronics, a provider of industrial wireless devices, to get an opinion on the topic. In this Editorial Deep Dive video, Mike shares his thoughts on why Wi-Fi is becoming an increasingly viable option for industry because of its architecture, interoperability, bandwidth and marketshare advantage.

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