Deeter Announce Free Wireless Sensor System Site Survey Service
The Deeter Group, market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of electronic sensors and control systems, announce the introduction of a free site survey service for customers considering the implementation of a Deeter or any other wireless sensor network operating in the 2.4GHz ISM band.
Deeter’s own wireless sensor networks may be used to remotely monitor temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, liquid level, float or proximity switches or any sensor connected to a 4-20mA control loop. Deeter wireless sensor networks are very versatile and can range from a simple single sensor measurement to complex multi sensor and multi-vendor systems with mixed sensor inputs and routers to extend wireless range and offer self-healing mesh networks.
With the availability of a specially designed Wireless Survey tool, a free survey carried out by the Deeter Group will allow potential customers to confirm that their installation environment is suitable for reliable wireless communication and determine the optimum locations for sensor transmitters, routers and receiver base stations.
Alan Marsh, Sales Manager at Deeter Group Ltd. Comments; ”We have had a great deal of interest in our wireless sensor networks from potential new customers and existing users of conventional cable connected sensor and process control systems. The most common reasons expressed for any reluctance to replace costly to install and damage-prone cabled systems with wireless are reliability and security. Our wireless systems have high security encrypted signals and robust wireless communication. To demonstrate this we now offer a free site survey. A fast and reliable way to demonstrate the suitability of our wireless sensor systems actually at our customer’s sites and to offer guidance on how to get the best results, whether from a single sensor or a complex self-healing mesh network.”
To get the best performance out of a wireless sensor system it is essential to ensure that all sensors (Deeter Senders) and receivers (Deeter Base stations or Routers) are optimally located and that other radio emitters, which may cause interference, are kept to a minimum. The most reliable way to ensure this is to use a Deeter Site Survey Tool, or have a free site survey carried out.
Depending on the scale of the intended installation following a few basic steps will make any installation proceed smoothly and ensure maximum results from the wireless network immediately.
Ensure a comprehensive site plan of the area or areas where the wireless sensor system is to be installed is available and identify major building obstacles such as walls, halls, elevators and floors that may block radio signals.
Determine the most likely locations for the receivers (Deeter Base Stations or Routers) in order that they may be connected inward to the proposed receiver or so that they can route the wireless signal onwards towards the main network connection. As a guide, receiver locations should avoid being close to metal or concrete walls and as close to the ceiling as possible.
For the test a Deeter Survey Tool Sender is placed where the Base Station will be situated. The Deeter Survey Tool Base Station is then used to check the coverage and strength of the received signal, at each of the proposed locations of the sensor transmitters. In some installations repeaters or routers will be required; the survey tools will help determine the best location for them to be placed to ensure all signals are received back at the Base Station
The Deeter Group product range includes level sensors, complete wireless sensing systems, leak detectors, industrial weighing equipment, reed and proximity switches, security switches, termination assemblies, litz and magnetic wire and solar power systems.
About Deeter Group:
The Deeter Group is a privately owned group of companies first established in the UK in 1982 and set up to provide electronic services and products to industry. The Group comprises Deeter Engineering Services Ltd, Deeter Weighing Systems, Deeter Electronics Ltd, Deeter Electronics Inc and Deeter International Ltd. During its existence it has developed from a small local supplier to a Group of companies which trade throughout the world. Deeter now lists among its customers many large international companies and has justly earned its reputation as a supplier of quality products and services.
Deeter Electronics was established in 1991 as a distributor of specialist electronic products. It now supplies a range of products to customers in the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and North and South America. In addition to some sensor products manufactured within the Deeter Group, Deeter Electronics is now either an agent or distributor for a number of market leading component Brands.
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