Emerson Process Management and Dust Networks announced use of Dust Networks' Time Synchronized Mesh Protocol (TSMP) as the communications technology used in Emerson's new in-plant Smart Wireless field networks and solutions.

Following three years of evaluating and field testing various technologies, Emerson's proven Smart Wireless solutions with Dust Networks' TSMP technology are now being ordered for mainstream manufacturing use. "Self-organizing mesh networking is one of the most exciting innovations to come along in the process industry in over 30 years," said Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson's Rosemount division.

"We have tested a number of wireless sensor networking technologies in real-world industrial environments over the last three years and have found that Dust Networks' TSMP technology best meets the reliability, security, long battery life, and ease of use requirements demanded by our end users. Dust Networks is fully aligned with Emerson and its customers on the need for wireless standards that support mainstream user needs. Dust Networks' commitment to support and invest in the efforts of the standards bodies is fundamental to Emerson's use of the company's TSMP-based products."