LENS Wireless can provide several advantages over Wi-Fi.
We’ve come to expect that Wi-Fi is everywhere nowadays including at work, in neighborhood coffee shops, malls, sporting venues, and even at your grocery store. The flexibility to be connected on your mobile or smart device means that you can have access to your data any time, nearly anywhere. But the downside of those public networks is that they are unsecured, meaning your data is at risk of being accessed by anyone else on the same network.
While Wi-Fi is common in public places, and most indoor offices, accessibility to Wi-Fi in an outdoor plant is not yet pervasive. Establishing a Wi-Fi network structure within a plant or outdoor environment is tricky, and typically very cost prohibitive. There is the expense of infrastructure (router and wireless access points) that need to be installed, in order to provide a blanket of full coverage. This could include some challenging areas that may need additional infrastructure to receive a signal, such as a tall building or out in a tank farm. And then there are the security issues with installing a Wi-Fi system, not to mention the battery drain that could potentially happen with a Wi-Fi enabled gas monitor.
When we set out to introduce our new LENS™ Wireless in the Ventis™ Pro and Radius™ BZ1, three of the main priorities we heard from our customers were that it needed to be easy to connect, last at least a shift if not longer, and that their data needed to be secure. Unlike with a Wi-Fi network, there is no infrastructure to put in place with LENS Wireless. Both gas monitors connect easily out of the box within seconds, and do not require any additional hardware devices to be able to immediately communicate readings between them. And since there is no infrastructure, there is no need for IT to get involved or be concerned about a security risk with sending gas detection data wirelessly. Data is also secured with 128-bit AES encryption, which is similar to having a complex password. Battery life isn’t an issue either. The Ventis Pro lasts 23 hours using the extended run time battery, and the Radius BZ1 lasts over seven days.
For those who want an easy, out of the box, and less expensive solution than Wi-Fi, choose LENS Wireless in the Ventis Pro and Radius BZ1 and be ready for the moment.