The Remote Revolution

Real-time data on demand is revolutionizing inventory management. This paper discusses how bin monitoring devices are providing today's process industries with a variety of remote inventory communications options. Topics include the basics of wireless sensor networks, modem-to-modem dial-up, modem to a dial-up ISP, integrated Web services using direct integration into a TCP/ IP network, and local area networks using PC inventory management software. These different approaches can be used alone – or in combination – to provide a complete inventory management solution.