SignalFire Launches Link Scout – A New Wireless Radio Adapter for HART Enabled Devices
MARLBOROUGH, MA –March 26, 2019… SignalFire Wireless Telemetry, the fastest growing producer of industrial wireless telemetry, announces the release of a new product to adapt to loop powered HART® devices. The independently powered Link Scout designed for Class 1 Division 1 (C1D1) hazardous areas provides wireless connectivity for operators to monitor, configure and diagnose assets equipped with a HART® enable instrument.
This HART-to-wireless adaptor doesn’t interfere with the operations of the loop powered 4-20mA device as it is independently powered by a battery, installed in parallel with the existing signal and can be retrofitted even during normal plant operation. The Link Scout wirelessly tunnels the HART protocol over SignalFire’s proven 900MHz platform allowing maintenance personnel to use off-the-shelf asset management software to configure, calibrate and diagnose assets equipped with HART instruments.
In addition, the Link Scout can be used to get additional measured variables into a control system. The SignalFire Gateway receiving the data from the HART field instrument can be easily integrated into a control system using the receiving Gateway’s built-in Modbus or available 4-20mA outputs.