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26 INTECH MARCH/APRIL 2019 WWW.ISA.ORG Striking a balance for plantwide wireless Advantage of two industrial wireless technologies; one for operations and one for infrastructure By Shuji Yamamoto R eal life has a way of demonstrating that it is relatively rare to find a case where the phrase "one size fits all" truly applies. Many times, this assertion can be trans- lated as "one size imposes compromises on all," and so it is with industrial wireless networking. Several options are avail- able, and engineers scrutinize the right combination of in stalled cost, connectivity, and power consumption to select the winner. However, in many cases choosing two winners may be the best answer.

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