Wireless monitor gains safety ratings

Monday, June 7, 2010 @ 12:06 PM gHale

The T-BOX WM Wireless Monitor passed all third party criteria and testing for Ingress Protection level 67 (IP67) and for operation in Class I, Division 1 hazardous areas.
The low-power, battery-operated Wireless Monitor from Semaphore works in remote areas where it can supervise assets in the chemical, environmental, oil & gas, transportation, utility, and water/wastewater industries. By gaining these new ratings, the product expands the possible applications for the wireless monitor.
The IP67 rating applies to installations in water/wastewater and other industries where the wireless monitor could temporarily be under water. It provides more protection than the NEMA 4 rating typical of RTU products. The wireless monitor has also passed testing for NEMA 6, which is the closest NEMA rating to IP67.
Class I, division 1 approval allows the wireless monitor to operate in hazardous atmospheres such as those in natural gas installations as well as at digesters or sewer lines in the wastewater treatment industry.
Using push messaging via e-mail, text, or IP communications, the wireless monitor best utilizes inexpensive, public networks and informs multiple recipients of alarms, live conditions, and historical data logs.
The Wireless Monitor is fully compatible with Semaphore’s T-Box family of controller and RTU products. T-BOX is the first IP-based telemetry solution that enables the complete integration of SCADA, control, and communications functionality in one package. It leverages web technologies and inexpensive public networks for decentralized monitoring and control systems.
For more information go to www.cse-semaphore.com.

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