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Emerson Process Management is recognizing customers for innovative applications in manufacturing, and distribution facilities with its Smart Wireless Innovators Contest.

“We frequently have customers trial our technologies for one reason and then find other good uses once they get it up and running,” says Peter Zornio, chief strategic officer for Emerson Process Management.

The contest will run until March 31, 2008. A panel of customer peers will award prizes in two categories—most innovative use of wireless tech­nologies and greatest business impact from using wireless.

Entry forms are available at

The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance conducted a web seminar designed to provide an introduction to wireless deployment for industry.

With nearly 500 sites participating, the one-hour seminar covered the basics of the technology and some of the most popular applications of wireless. For those who missed it, the archived version is available at

The HART Communication Foundation announced member companies have reviewed and approved the draft specifications for the latest enhancements to the HART Protocol, version 7, which includes WirelessHART Communication.

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