Wireless technology has revolutionised how computer users access information. And this revolution continues in the world of manufacturing. Wireless device networking is the best alternative when it is impractical or cost prohibitive to run cabling to connect factory equipment to a LAN or the Internet.
Wireless reduces the need for expensive wiring which can account for two-thirds of the total cost of an installation in a factory. In installing a wireless network, managers need to consider the physical layout and size of the facility, the RF interfence present and the bandwidth strain if numerous devices are placed on the same network.