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Nivis

June 22, 2010 16:46 ET

Nivis Announces New WirelessHART® Gateway Solution

An Innovative Dual Protocol Gateway Providing Complete User Flexibility

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  Nivis LLC, the world leader in secure, open standard wireless sensing and control networks, announces the release of the Nivis WirelessHART Gateway, a reliable and secure wireless communication gateway for real world industrial plant applications. This innovative dual protocol solution for low-cost field device communication is based on both the WirelessHART and ISA100.11a standards. The communication stacks and hardware will simultaneously support both protocols and our network wirelessly integrates both types of devices. As a result, NIVIS customers retain complete flexibility to reconfigure their networks as standards evolve in the future. The Nivis Gateway is available for order now, with delivery this summer.

The Nivis WirelessHART Gateway is an integral component to the creation of a WirelessHART network, facilitating communication between host applications and field devices in the network. The Gateway has been successfully tested for interoperability with several adaptors and sensors from leading suppliers including Emerson, MACTek and STG. The Gateway is available in two models:

  • VersaRouter 910 (VR910), an all inclusive, fully-brandable, hazardous location certified gateway complete with enclosure, and
  • VersaRouter 810 (VR810), a fully integratable and intrinsically safe certified module that is designed to be integrated into custom enclosures as an OEM module.

The VR910 and VR810 employ the Coldfire V4e MCF5485 processor @200MHz and with 64MB of RAM. Both offer Modbus TCP support and come with Nivis Management and Control System (MCS) that allows customers to manage their wireless networks securely and easily. Both products have passed HAZLOC certifications (i.e., ATEX Zone 2, C1D2, etc.) and EMC certifications (i.e., FCC, ETSI, etc.). A complete list of certifications is available upon request. 

"The release of the Nivis WirelessHART gateway solidifies our position as an industry leader in secure wireless sensing and control technology," said Trae Harrison, VP of Sales and Marketing. "The addition of the WirelessHART Gateway to the Nivis product line enables customers to utilize either ISA100.11a or WirelessHART using the same platform."

"We are eager to announce this exciting product because NIVIS technology is more secure than wired solutions, more flexible, and substantially cheaper to install and re-configure -- which is exactly what the marketplace is asking for," said Ovidiu Ratiu, Nivis General Manager.

About NIVIS
NIVIS is the world leader in secure, open standard wireless sensing and control networks. Established in 1998, Nivis focuses on research and development of mesh networks and applications supporting mesh networks. From a history in custom engineering to a concentration in commercial and industrial products, Nivis has more than 500 man years of experience in research, development, and implementation of Smart Grid and industrial wireless technology. Nivis is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with additional offices in Chattanooga, TN, Bucharest and Cluj, Romania. For more information visit http://www.nivis.com.

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