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The TOP 5 Checklist to Successfully Deploy 802.15.4 Wireless

The TOP 5 Checklist to Successfully Deploy 802.15.4 Wireless

Range in Geography This is by far the most important metric that affects any wireless application. Most manufacturers rely on a range metric based upon Line of Sight (LOS). Unfortunately, it is the only absolute value that can be used as a solid benchmark. With no obstacles in between two Radios, no rain, no snow, […]

How is “Work Smart, NOT Hard” BAD Advice?

How is “Work Smart, NOT Hard” BAD Advice?

I am always telling people I work with and sometimes my bosses or company owners…”Work SMARTER, NOT Harder.” I have always been someone who looks to make something better or more efficient. I can’t stand to see others or myself doing something that seems to take a long time when it can be done much faster […]

Overview: 802.15.4 Wireless Network Architectures for Controls Systems

Overview: 802.15.4 Wireless Network Architectures for Controls Systems

It is important to know what type of architecture the wireless products you may be considering using are. There are several that cover the field of commercially available products. The most common are: Point to Point Point to Multi-Point Mesh Star Mesh Some basic definitions are in order here. There are basically 3 types of […]

Google Hangout: How to Engage Your Customers with Website Content

Google Hangout: How to Engage Your Customers with Website Content

It was short notice, the afternoon before this Google Hangout took place, my friend Eric Stromquist invited me to join his Google Hangout that he does pretty much every week over at ControlTrends.org. I have been wanting to try out Google Hangouts and what a bonus to get together and talk about controls or in […]

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