MachineTalker Wireless Devices to Monitor Fuel Storage TanksJanuary 16, 2007
A wireless network based on MachineTalker devices will monitor fuel storage tanks at a large petroleum refining and storage facility for improved asset tracking, maintenance, and safety.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (MARKET WIRE) --MachineTalker Inc. (OTCBB: MTKN), developer of smart wireless security networks and tracking systems, announced that the company's MachineTalker devices have been selected as the wireless network to monitor fluid level sensors in multiple fuel storage tanks at one of the country's largest petroleum refining and storage facilities. This initial installation, sold by and under the name of the company's OEM Sense-Comm Technology LLC, will be the prototype for extending the Talkers into related areas of measurement, process control, and security for the petroleum industry.
"Using a Java-based API, MachineTalkers can be programmed to monitor events, maintain records and service all types of sensors," according to Roland F. Bryan, company president and CEO. "In one application they monitor and report on goods in transit and the shipping containers themselves; in another, they permit external connection of industrial sensing devices. In both applications the same Talker product is used, differing only in their respective software."
The MachineTalker can read sensors, assess values, log results and report over network connections from remote sites. External access can be through modems, WiFi or Ethernet connection to industrial networks, satellite links or gateways to the Internet.
For certain applications the large-pin gold contact connectors allow the sealed units to service low-voltage analog and digital signals produced by the different sensors. In addition, Sense-Comm's product versions include specialized enclosures for hazardous locations with industrial grade connectors to protect against water and corrosive agents in harsh environments. These latter enclosures meet Class 1, Div 1 & 2 requirements.
The first series of sensors include radar-based fluid level detectors, readings from power-factor meters, current probes, flow, pressure, and motion detectors. The Talkers have also been made to record vibration and presence of certain gases.
Bryan concluded, "We are very excited to have MachineTalkers that will perform in these applications. By monitoring levels and other parameters in fuel tanks, and sending that information via satellite to a central monitoring facility, huge tank farms will be made safer and managed in a more environmentally aware fashion -- all at a cost savings to the industry."
About Sense-Comm Technology
Sense-Comm Technology LLC is an OEM design and implementation company which engineers and distributes intelligent wireless sensor networks for industrial sensing and control applications, supply chain and security applications. Its headquarters is in Santa Barbara, CA. The company is initially focusing on developing a family of products to provide intelligent sensing, command and control systems to integrate with critical infrastructure industries. Potential markets include: Industrial Process Controls, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Supply Chain Management and Homeland Security.
MachineTalker, Inc., founded in 2002, has developed a breakthrough technology—smart security networks that allow governments, businesses and individuals to rapidly deploy wireless security and tracking systems to protect people, places, and things. The Company's proprietary technology embodies innovative features in the networking of intelligent devices that form "communities" for shared processing and reporting of data in remote security and control applications. For more information email the company (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit its Web site.
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Sense-Comm Technology, LLC
Roland F. Bryan
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