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Apprion

November 17, 2009 09:00 ET

Apprion Announces Integrated Support for ISA100 and WirelessHART™ Wireless Sensor Networks

Apprion Continues to Enhance Its Open, Standards-Based ION System That Enables Industrial Facilities to Deploy Industrial Wireless Applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - Apprion, the leader in industrial wireless applications networks, today announced a new version of their IONizer industrial wireless networking appliance that seamlessly integrates wireless sensor network gateways based on either ISA100.11a or WirelessHART™ standards with 802.11 (WiFi) radios to support other industrial wireless applications such as mobility, location, video, and communications and to enable efficient backhaul of sensor data wirelessly.

With the addition of these two emerging standards for wireless instrumentation and monitoring, Apprion continues to enhance and extend its open, standards-based wireless applications networks that enable industrial facilities to deploy scalable, cost-effective, secure and reliable wireless applications.

"Without standards like ISA100 and WirelessHART, creating scalable applications based on wireless sensor networks would create islands of automation that would never deliver their full potential value," said Doug Donzelli, Apprion's President and CEO. "The only way wireless applications get traction in the industrial world is through the adoption of appropriate standards and the integration of those standards through platforms like our ION System that allow these wireless sensor networks to deliver data to the full range of operational, safety, and security applications."

Open standards-based wireless networks are secure, reliable, rugged and scalable. A truly open wireless infrastructure will allow plants to choose precisely the right wireless devices and applications for "plug and play" interoperability. Plants that select an open, integrated wireless infrastructure benefit from being able to use many "best of breed" applications. This comprehensive and open wireless network delivers increased ROI and lower total investment costs, which can be sustained for many years.

IONizers supporting ISA 100 and WirelessHART wireless sensor networks are integrated with the Apprion IONosphere as part of Apprion's ION System. This integration allows transmission of real-time sensor data from devices instrumented with ISA100 or WirelessHART sensors to the ION Condition Monitoring application. Combine the ION Condition Monitoring application with other ION applications such as ION Video and/or ION Asset Tracking to create operational dashboards customized to each individual's role in the plant. Integrate ION Applications with other applications to provide manufacturing facilities with a single, customizable interface that uniquely meets the application requirements for safety, security, engineering, logistics, and maintenance personnel.

About Apprion

Apprion delivers wireless application networks and services for the process manufacturing industry. These wireless application networks are based on Apprion's ION System -- ION System is a comprehensive industrial wireless application networking system.

The ION System provides an open, integrated, secure and scalable system for monitoring, managing, and integrating industrial wireless devices and applications. Integrated into the ION System are five applications that are core to industrial wireless application networks: Asset Tracking, Communications, Condition Monitoring, Workforce Mobility, and Video.

Whether it is the need to address safety or security concerns, reduce maintenance or material costs, or improve productivity or asset utilization, a wireless application network from Apprion will assure that any wireless application is easier to deploy and manage while delivering value faster, more efficiently. For more information, visit www.apprion.com.

Apprion and all other Apprion Inc. product or service names are trademarks of Apprion Inc. in the USA and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright 2009 Apprion Inc. All rights reserved.

WirelessHART™ is a trademark of HART Communication Foundation.

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