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Prosoft Technology has announced the support of the Industrial Hotspot series of radios in conjunction with Sweet William Automation’s new Scadamobile application for the Iphone/Ipod platform.

The application is designed to provide engineers with access to live process control variables and the ability to modify this data remotely from their Iphones.

Functionally, the application creates a secure wireless interface between an Iphone device and an existing 802.11 wireless network on the plant floor, effectively allowing an Iphone device to read Modbus TCP/IP and Ethernet/IP process control variables from programmable automation controllers/programmable logic controllers (PAC/PLCs) distributed throughout their plants.

These live values are displayed in stylised lists and include user-established variance allowances and alarms.

Engineers are able to monitor these variables in real time and make adjustments on the fly from an Iphone device.

Cumulative security features are offered by both the Iphone and the Industrial Hotspot radios to prevent unauthorised access to the network.

The new 802.11n industrial hotspots feature WPA2-PSK and 802.11i Radius security, which prevent unauthorised access and modification to the network.

Scadamobile provides a feature upon configuration that requires the user to assign a matching security code as both a password for network access and as a security tag in the central processing unit (CPU).

When Scadamobile launches, the security code must match that on the CPU in order to create a connection.

By utilising the Scadamobile application in conjunction with Prosoft Technology’s Industrial Hotspot series of radios, engineers can manage their industrial processes remotely.

The Industrial Hotspots are certified for hazardous environments and are optimised for plant-wide network integration, particularly the new 802.11n series, which is designed to meet the specific needs of industrial customers who require straightforward deployment, ruggedness and reliable industrial communication.

For plant engineers, this solution enables: the live monitoring of process data to engineers and plant-floor operators; the secure remote monitoring and modification of live process data; and real-time alarm management.

All Prosoft Technology wireless solutions come with a three-year warranty and unlimited technical support for the life of the product.

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