Emerson's new AMS® Suite release simplifies the set up and management of Smart Wireless networks


AMS Wireless SNAP-ON application enables efficient wireless network planning, allowing users to customize their network and validate it against factory-recommended best practices.
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Grace Capwell
Emerson Automation Solutions
+1 (512) 834-7214

New functionality helps users easily plan, customize, visualize, and manage Smart Wireless networks

AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 12, 2008) – Emerson Process Management has announced AMS® Suite: Intelligent Device Manager 9.5 applications for planning and managing scalable wireless networks to support the growing demand for wireless solutions in the process automation industry.  AMS Device Manager 9.5 provides a common interface for users to manage their wired and wireless instruments and valves.  Wireless device configuration is streamlined and drag-and-drop functionality automates the writing of joinkeys into wireless devices, increasing efficiency and security. 

Advanced planning based on best practices is key to successful wireless implementation.  With the new AMS Wireless SNAP-ON application, users can plan, customize, visualize, and manage Emerson's Smart Wireless networks.  This application allows users to avoid in-depth site surveys or time-consuming planning blueprints.  Instead, users can easily upload an aerial image of their plant into the application and quickly plan their wireless network.  When the network layout is complete, they can validate the network against factory-recommended best practices to optimize device communication paths.  Once the wireless network is installed, the AMS Wireless SNAP-ON application also provides a comprehensive view of the network's status, enabling users to maximize reliability of the wireless network.

"Wireless is the new frontier in asset management," said Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson's Asset Optimization division.  "With our leadership in asset management and field devices as a foundation, along with our proven service expertise, we are helping our users leverage wireless technologies in the easiest, fastest, and most effective way possible."  

In addition to the new Smart Wireless functionality, AMS Device Manager 9.5 also includes the MV Engineering Assistant SNAP-ON application that has expanded to enable configuration and test calculation functions on both HART® and FOUNDATION™ fieldbus MultiVariable transmitters from Rosemount®.   The release also includes the new AlertTrack™ SNAP-ON application that gives users increased visibility to the health of field devices and documentation of parameter changes to help identify equipment issues and areas for process improvement.  With the AlertTrack SNAP-ON application, users can group multiple devices and set parameters to receive customized alerts.

Emerson delivers PlantWeb Services for AMS Device Manager users to install, implement, and incorporate the software with their daily maintenance procedures, integrating work processes with the enterprise asset management system. PlantWeb Services create optimized maintenance work processes that fully capitalize on predictive diagnostics. 

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