The Top Five Factors to Consider when Implementing a Wireless Sensor Network (Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS USA 2010)

Mr Nick Butler, Product Marketing Engineer Wireless Sensor Netwo
National Instruments
United States
Nov 17, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

As the proliferation of wireless technology continues, end users are encountering more and more choices for the implementation of their wireless systems. Emerging hardware vendors, new deployment and development techniques, and a clouded landscape of wireless protocols sometimes make migrating to a wireless solution seem like more trouble than it's worth. However, the benefits of a wireless solution are undeniable: lower installation and maintenance costs, increased flexibility, a broader set of addressable applications, and the freedom to take measurements almost anywhere. In this presentation, we make it easier to implement a wireless sensor network (WSN) system by taking a look at the top five factors to consider when implementing a WSN for your application.
  • Understanding Measurement Requirements
  • Selecting a Wireless Protocol
  • Ensuring Co-Existence with other Wireless Protocols
  • Deployment Considerations (Topology, RF Environment)
  • Software and Data Access

Speaker Biography (Nick Butler)

Nicholas Butler is the Product Marketing Manager for NI Wireless Sensor Networks. He earned both his bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Florida before joining NI in 2006.

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