Wireless Technologies

Easily and economically implement or expand your existing sensing networks with wireless 

Expand Your Wireless Sensing Networks to Cut Operating Costs

If your process plant is like most, it has some wireless sensors, but you could quickly add more to improve operations, cut energy use and enhance safety. Wireless sensors and networks can be used in a wide range of process measurements, usually at dramatically lower costs as compared to wired alternatives, with faster installation time and minimal disruption.

 Find out how Emerson can help you implement or expand your wireless sensing network with our proven technology and application solutions.


Stay Ahead and Stand Out with Wireless

Proven Solution

As an industry leader, Emerson offers an extensive wireless product portfolio, which includes transmitters, gateways and proven application solutions.

Now, with over 6 billion operating hours and 27 thousand networks installed worldwide, our customers are transforming their operations and solving their toughest challenges.

 See how you can stay ahead and stand out with a wireless solution.


Save Time, Money

Wireless offers an easy, fast and cost-effective way to increase your reach and gain real-time, intelligent data. These non-intrusive, self-organizing and self-powered networks can be deployed in minutes and easily integrated into existing systems.

 Wireless solutions feature less cabling, faster commissioning and calibration-free devices, reducing installation time and costs by over 50% and minimizing the need for site surveys, equipment, engineering and training.


Protect People, Environment

Process condition status reporting is often done periodically through time-consuming manual rounds, which can jeopardize safety and result in inaccurate reporting. For hazardous environments, Emerson’s wireless solutions can monitor areas previously inaccessible. 

 Wireless monitoring provides process health and safety information and environmental alerts, which help you mitigate occupational and environmental risks, reducing safety incidents and improving regulatory compliance and reporting.


Reliable, Available, Secure

To operate sites safely and securely, you need a reliable stream of timely data. With self-healing mesh technology, you can count on Emerson’s wireless networks to ensure 99.99% data reliability. The network automatically finds the best communication paths and keeps your data flowing and available to the right people at the right time.

With always-on, layered security, Emerson network devices employ industry-standard security protocols to effectively protect your process performance and data.


Know the Unknowns

Wireless offers visibility to detect problems before they occur. You can proactively prevent abnormal situations and reduce safety and security risks with a wireless solution that offers insight into irregular conditions and shifts in process variables.

Emerson’s easy-to-implement, cost-efficient and robust wireless products are designed to withstand challenging process environments and continuously provide accurate, reliable data, transforming your business from being reactive to proactive.


Seamless Integration

Effortlessly implement or expand network infrastructure with Emerson’s scalable wireless products and solutions. Our leading-edge technology allows you to integrate wireless capabilities based on highest priority needs with no wireless training required.  


Once installed, seamlessly adjust or expand your network. Connect via LAN to existing host systems with native integration to Emerson’s Distributed Control Systems, DeltaV™ and Ovation™. The gateway interface uses industry-standard protocols.


Getting Started with Wireless

Network Overview

The digital architecture for field and plant networks is an open wireless solution for process automation, workforce productivity and plant management.

 Field networks are self-organizing mesh networks based on IEC 62591 (WirelessHART®) and designed for measurement, sensing, process control and diagnostics in harsh environments.

 Plant networks are engineered using open standards to provide a cohesive communications platform across plant operations for video, voice and people/asset tracking.


Wireless Standards

Open standards include, IEC 62591 (WirelessHART®) and 802.15.4 radio technologies for wireless field networks, IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi for wireless plant networks, and WPA2 and NIST Standard FIPS-197 encryption for security.

 The HART® Communication Foundation developed the standards for WirelessHART, and the IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee established the IEEE 802.11 set of standards for (WLAN) communications.

 Emerson combines its industry-leading wireless network with Cisco's network architecture.



Our wireless technology products and solutions are designed to keep your networks safe and your plant and business data protected and secure. 

 At the field network level, robust, multi-tiered, always-on security is provided through advanced, standards-based encryption, authentication, verification, key management, and anti-jamming techniques.

 At the plant network level, security is fundamental to the Cisco Unified Wireless Network and the standards-based Cisco Self-Defending Network solution.


Power Management

To maximize performance time, energy efficiency is key to the development of every Emerson wireless device and network component.  Our designers make power a priority, so you benefit from advanced SmartPower™ capabilities, including fast device wakeup times, low-power electronics and energy scavenging technologies.

 Emerson’s predictive maintenance software, AMS™ Suite: Intelligent Device Manager, can be configured to signal battery replacement needs for clear insight into device power status.



Wireless field networks use self-organizing mesh networks to achieve greater than 99% data reliability. Devices serve as network connectors while the gateway automatically finds the best communication paths. When obstructed, the gateway reroutes the signal.

 Self-configuring plant network, Cisco® Aironet 1500, allows access points without network connection. The managed mesh network of Cisco’s Wireless Control System is a centralized platform for WLAN planning, configuration and management. 



Emerson’s solution is not a top-down or bottom-up model. Our gateways, devices, access points and software use wireless communication standards, rigorously tested to work seamlessly with existing process technology, so you can begin with your top priority.

 That means you can build a sensor network at the field level or set up plant-level wireless access points. This scalable feature allows you to start small and grow coverage or applications without investing in more infrastructure.


Wireless Products and Services

Field Instruments

Reduce sensing network deployment time and ensure a simple installation with the most reliable and accurate wireless measurement instrumentation for Pressure, Flow, Level, Temperature, Vibration, Discrete, Acoustic, and Tank Gauging.


Network Infrastructure

Use the most proven technology that is right for your applications. All Emerson wireless devices, gateways, access points and software use wireless communication standards and have gone through rigorous coexistence testing to insure seamless integration. The flexible, scalable wireless infrastructure integrates to existing host systems and enables wireless mesh network deployment with reliable, continuous data to monitor measure points in challenging areas.


Plant Network Solutions

Improve productivity and safety for your people and plant. Wireless plant networks enable business and operation applications that improve personnel safety and productivity, such as mobile workforce, safety mustering, and video monitoring. Wireless plant solutions leverage industrial Wi-Fi technologies and seamlessly integrate with the wireless field network.


Wireless Services

Emerson offers design and installation services to ensure appropriate wireless technology selection, standards compliance and optimum network design to meet best engineering practices and operational performance requirements. While not required for wireless solutions, a professional site assessment with our engineers is available for successful implementation. With SmartStart™ services, experienced technicians ensure devices and networks are properly installed, commissioned and configured. 

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