Accessing Wireless Sensor Networks: Gridlogix adds support for Dust Networks’ SmartMesh™ Wireless Sensor Network

Gridlogix, Inc., a leading creator of enabling interoperable XML Web Services technology today announced enhanced support for Dust Networks’ SmartMesh™ wireless sensor network. SmartMesh is a wireless mesh sensor network used in remote monitoring and control. The Gridlogix EnNET® XML Web Service application extends the functionality of the SmartMesh system to include robust protocol translation between the wireless mesh network and other automation protocols and systems. EnNET translates the SmartMesh wireless protocol into BACnet/IP, SNMP, and LonWorks® allowing Dust Networks’ wireless sensor network to be seamlessly integrated with existing automation networks.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 16, 2005 -- Gridlogix, Inc., a leading creator of enabling interoperable XML Web Services technology today announced enhanced support for Dust Networks’ SmartMesh™ wireless sensor network. SmartMesh is a wireless mesh sensor network used in remote monitoring and control. The Gridlogix EnNET® XML Web Service application extends the functionality of the SmartMesh system to include robust protocol translation between the wireless mesh network and other automation protocols and systems. EnNET translates the SmartMesh wireless protocol into BACnet/IP, SNMP, and LonWorks® allowing Dust Networks’ wireless sensor network to be seamlessly integrated with existing automation networks.

Other Gridlogix enhancements to the SmartMesh system include:
- support for real-time writes to ODBC compliant relational databases
- event-based email notifications transmitted to multiple recipients
- the Gridlogix standardized XML Web Service and its WSDL (Web Service Description Language) interface now supports the unique capabilities of the SmartMesh system.
- EnNET’s Firewall Proxy technology provides remote access to the SmartMesh network without requiring the use of fixed and public IP addresses
- The Gridlogix multi-protocol device management application known as EnNET Device Explorer now includes robust support for managing and configuring the SmartMesh wireless network.

Tim Huneycutt, VP of Application Engineering at Gridlogix, said, "We have eliminated the need to differentiate between wireless-based data sources and all other corporate data sources. Thanks to the market leading position of Dust Networks, we saw an opportunity to extend our existing EnNET web services framework into the expanding domain of wireless mesh networks. This extension of our integration framework will help our global community of developer-partners embrace wireless mesh networks in their enterprise solutions. The same way EnNET is extending BACnet™, LonWorks™ and many other smart device networks to the enterprise, we now offer wireless mesh services based on accepted IT standards.”

Examples of uses include:
- Enterprises desiring to integrate wireless sensor data with existing “wired” networks.
- Multi-facility enterprises wanting to utilize centralized monitoring and remote control.
- Enterprises interested in outsourcing or centralizing information and alarm management.
- Software developers wanting to avoid writing code that is specific to the requirements of wireless mesh protocols.
- Real-time integration between SmartMesh wireless networks and Asset/CMMS/Work Order Management systems.

About Gridlogix Inc.
Gridlogix is a leading creator of enabling interoperable web services technology. By delivering progressive products and services, our customers reap the benefits from integration of automation and control systems with enterprise business processes, to maximize the value of time sensitive information throughout the organization.

Gridlogix’s management team has more than 75 years of experience working with over 500 utilities and private enterprises in more than a dozen countries. Using the latest technologies, Gridlogix provides integrated solutions for engineering and planning, operations and maintenance, and enterprise management applications.

For more information about the company, see www.gridlogix.com.

EnNET is a registered trademark of Gridlogix, Inc. SmartMesh™ is a product of Dust Networks – www.dustnetworks.com. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

©2005 Gridlogix, Inc. All rights reserved.

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