Top 10 Advantages of Proprietary Wireless Technologies

By: Matt Nelson on December 5th, 2013

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Top 10 Advantages of Proprietary Wireless Technologies

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describe the imageProprietary industrial wireless technologies offer a number of very compelling advantages over other standardized wireless technologies. If you ever wanted to have a more reliable Ethernet connection that could guarantee every single data packet getting through your network then proprietary networking could be your answer. Wireless standards are typically developed by multiple companies and suffer due to compromises that are made to accommodate all parties involved in the standards process. The right answer is to maintain your focus and create solutions that address your networking issues and concerns. Industrial wireless networks have very different requirements due to the robustness, reliability and continuous operation that is typically required.  Through customization of over the air communications and through manipulations of Ethernet packet definitions, a proprietary solution can provide the exact solution your industrial network needs.  This “top 10” list shows a number of the advantages proprietary wireless technologies has over more common standards based technologies.

Top 10 Advantages of Proprietary Wireless Technologies

  1. Stronger over the air transmission signaling can be crafted and utilized to generate greater distance and higher throughput
  2. Interference can be avoided thru the use of alternative frequencies like 900Mhz and outdoor 5.8Ghz
  3. Ethernet protocol stack can be manipulated to be more efficient and considerably more reliable if needed.
  4. Proprietary wireless is not required to interact with standardized wireless technologies which can greatly enhance the security of the system
  5. Special encryption technology can be added to a proprietary wireless system to insure data integrity and secure communications
  6. Customization of an over-the-air protocol can greatly enhance the performance of a system that has been specifically designed for the single application instead of a standards based system that is required to address a myriad of applications and needs.
  7. Many industrial wireless applications need guaranteed packet delivery that could require additional error correction, packet retransmissions and other methods that a given standard may or may not support. 
  8. There is a significant advantage to having a wireless signal in the air that cannot be intercepted or communicated with common wireless devices that communicate via standards like Wifi, Bluetooth and 4G.
  9. Network administrators need robust, secure and reliable networking connectivity and proprietary wireless technologies have been developed specifically to address those issues
  10. Different radio frequencies perform differently and lower frequencies can typically travel further and can go through obstructions.

At the end of the day, if you need a secure, robust and reliable network connections, proprietary wireless technology offers a number of very valid arguments for being used.  The common, ubiquitous use of Wifi and cellular technologies has hidden the lessor known proprietary wireless solutions that exist in the marketplace today.  If you have a need for an always on networking solution that has to be 100% secure and never fail, you should seriously consider looking at a proprietary solution from someone like AvaLAN Wireless.  For over ten years they have been developing and deploying proprietary wireless solutions for a number of industrial customers.  AvaLAN Wireless is an expert in industrial wireless technology and wireless encryption technology.  


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