Wireless monitor successfully passes all third party criteria

Semaphore's T-BOX WM wireless RTU monitor achieves IP67 rating and Class I, Division 1 approval.

Lake Mary, Fla., June 8, 2010—Semaphore, a CSE Global company, has announced that the T-BOX WM wireless monitor has successfully passed all third party criteria and testing for Ingress Protection level 67 (IP67) and for operation in Class I, Division 1 hazardous areas. Approved products are now shipping.

The ultra low-power, battery-operated wireless monitor is very useful for installation in remote areas in which it supervises assets in the utility, chemical, environmental, oil & gas, transportation, and water / wastewater industries. The new ratings significantly expand the applications for the compact wireless monitor integrated package.

The IP67 rating applies to installations in water / wastewater and other industries where the wireless monitor could be temporarily submerged. It provides more protection than the Nema 4 rating that is typical of RTU products. The wireless monitor has also passed testing for Nema 6, which is the closest Nema rating to IP67.

Class I, Division 1 approval allows the wireless monitor to operate in hazardous atmospheres such as those in natural gas installations as well as at digesters or sewer lines in the wastewater treatment industry.

Using push messaging via e-mail, text, or IP communications, the wireless monitor best utilizes inexpensive, public networks and informs multiple recipients of alarms, live conditions and historical data logs.

The wireless monitor is fully compatible with Semaphore's T-BOX family of controller and RTU products. T-BOX is the first IP-based telemetry solution that enables the complete integration of SCADA, control, and communications functionality in one rugged package. It leverages easy-to-use Web technologies and inexpensive public networks for decentralized monitoring and control systems. T-BOX products offer up to 50 percent less total installed cost per point versus traditional SCADA/PLC systems and permit greater organizational access to data through automated reporting and browser software.

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