MINNEAPOLIS — Dec. 7, 2010 — Banner Engineering has added a new compact metal housing rated for Class I, Division I* hazardous locations to its intrinsically safe DX99 Wireless Node product line. The new version of the DX99 Node provides power to the sensor directly within the hazardous area as the integrated battery power supply produces an intrinsically safe power source for the radio transceiver and external third party sensors. With its new housing, the DX99 Node is more versatile while still offering a single chamber that includes the battery, wiring terminal, and radio for easy mounting and connection to sensors.
"DX99 Nodes help Banner usher in a new era for both wireless and hazardous area sensing," said Chris Dales, Business Development Manager at Banner Engineering. "With integrated IS power for the radio transceiver and sensing device, the potential to monitor process variables that are typically too far from existing wired infrastructure is endless."
Designed with industrial process applications in mind, DX99 Nodes create a secure and reliable wireless network. DX99 Nodes offer a combination of input options including Discrete, Analog, Thermocouples and RTDs. The system also includes a built-in Site Survey tool that allows the installer to quickly and easily determine the quality of the wireless link. DX99 Node radios transmit and receive wireless data up to 3 miles (150mw with 2dBi antenna) while consuming very little power. Low-power electronics combined with unique sampling technology provide a standalone solution that operates for years on a single battery. Additional accessories, including flange and pipe mounting brackets, are also available from Banner.
* Class I, Div 1, Groups A,B,C,D; Class II, Div 1 Groups E,F,G; Class III, Div 1; Zone 0 and Zone 20 combustible dust and flammable gases areas
About Banner. Banner Engineering is a world leading manufacturer of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, indicator lights, vision sensors and vision lighting, electronic machine guarding systems, wireless networks, fiber optic assemblies and precision measurement systems.
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