Selecting the Right Antenna for Industrial Wireless

White paper Belden

Industrial Wireless: From Substitute to Solution


This White Paper Explains:

  • Different types of antenna technologies & typical uses
  • Specifications for three industrial applications/use-cases:
    • Mobile equipment in a large production area
    • Real-time SCADA system status for mobile workers in a small production area
    • Factory floor communications for automated mobile devices
  • The cost savings, reliability and competitive advantages of using WLAN for in-house applications


"The robustness, reliability and availability of wireless connections can be increased dramatically with the right antenna."

"Primary antenna types include directional, omni-directional and MiMo (Multiple In/Multiple Out)."

“WLAN connections achieve the reliability of cable connections in 90% of applications.”

“Organizations can expect process improvements from using industrial wireless. This includes a reduction in minor breakdowns, shorter startup times and real-time status of mobile devices. Cost savings range from 10-30%.”

Download the White Paper and gain important knowledge for specifying industrial wireless antennas.

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