SOURCE: Apprion

Apprion

December 06, 2011 09:00 ET

Industrial Enterprises Reap Fast ROI From Wireless Applications With Apprion's Introduction of Its Low-Cost 'ION QuickStart' Kit

Rapid Implementation of ION QuickStart Jumpstarts Greater Security, Safety, Productivity and Compliance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - Apprion, the leader in industrial wireless application systems, today announced ION QuickStart, an industrial application starter kit that enables companies to incrementally build their wireless application infrastructure or extend wireless controls within a facility at a fraction of the cost and time it takes to install more network-wide systems.

ION QuickStart provides the quickest path for discovering or expanding on the real-time benefits of wireless monitoring systems and applications to improve safety, security, and efficiency, and meet compliance mandates. Apprion Professional Services installs the "lighthouse application" starter kits for Video, Condition Monitoring and Network Management in just a few days.

ION QuickStart kits include components such as the network infrastructure, video monitoring and wireless sensor devices to monitor the location, status, and condition of operations, assets and personnel. All ION QuickStart kits include Apprion's IONizers, industrial field appliances for processing automated data from multi-protocol, multi-vendor sensor devices and Apprion's IONosphere, a network appliance that manages enterprise-wide data services, workflow, security, monitoring and maintenance.

Industry analyst Harry Forbes of ARC Advisory Group comments, "For industrial applications that use wireless, much of the initial investment represents infrastructure. This can make early projects struggle to clear capital project ROI hurdles. Apprion's QuickStart responds to this difficulty by reducing cost, uncertainty, and time-to-value for smaller projects. As a more solid infrastructure grows, future projects can leverage it."

In the "State of Industrial Wireless" report Apprion co-published last year with Control Magazine, survey respondents said that wireless applications in process manufacturing facilities were on the rise, but cost and budget constraints were the No. 1 impediment to more widespread adoption.

"Apprion designed ION QuickStart to help businesses justify a small project or extend existing infrastructure by making it cost-effective, easy and fast to get going with wireless," said Doug Donzelli, CEO, Apprion. "ION QuickStart kits make it supremely easy to prove the immediate and lasting value of industrial wireless applications to secure and optimize industrial operations."

Designed for simplicity to address Return on Investment concerns, ION QuickStart can be leveraged to test the reliability of wireless, try industrial applications with low risk or cost and validate a business case for larger implementations. Once the ROI on the project is proven, facilities can extend the initial ION QuickStart network to a facility-wide implementation, integrate with all types of wireless and wired devices, and enable fully integrated views of the entire network and all applications in one dashboard.

Apprion also provides consulting, installation and managed services. Features of the award-winning ION System include device configuration, network monitoring, reporting, customizable dashboard, real-time intelligence of all devices, video streaming, automated alarms and alerts of anomalies as well as network wide security.

About Apprion
Apprion delivers industrial wireless application systems and services for the process manufacturing industry. Whether it is the need to address safety or security concerns, meet compliance mandates, or improve productivity, a wireless application system from Apprion will assure that any industrial application is easier to deploy and manage while delivering value faster, more efficiently. For more information, visit www.apprion.com.

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