Dust Networks' Embedded Wireless Sensor Networking Systems Enable HART Foundation's Wireless Demonstration at INTERKAMA 2008

Dust Networks’ TSMP Technology Foundational Building Block of WirelessHART™ Standard

Hannover, Germany (April 21, 2008) – Dust Networks™, the leading provider of embedded wireless sensor networking (WSN) solutions, today announced its sponsorship of and participation in the HART Communication Foundations wireless interoperability demonstration at the INTERKAMA 2008 tradeshow at Hannover Messe, Germany, April 21-24. The companys SmartMesh™ embedded wireless sensor networking (WSN) system provides the wireless intelligence inside many of the products showcased by leading industrial automation vendors in the wireless demonstration. The demonstration can be viewed at the HART Foundation exhibit in hall 6, stand K24.

“Dust has played a pioneering role in wireless sensor networking. The companys TSMP technology, now a foundational building block of the WirelessHART™ standard, has served as a catalyst for the industrial market,” said Harry Forbes, senior analyst at ARC Advisory Group. “Dusts embedded WSN solutions are a critical step in accelerating the broad adoption of standards-based wireless field devices.”

Germany, home to many of the leading vendors in the industrial automation market, is at the forefront of the future of industrial automation, as global suppliers begin to expand their product offerings with wireless solutions for a myriad of monitoring and control applications. Many of the worlds leading automation suppliers are displaying their wireless sensors and gateways at the HART Foundations wireless demonstration including ABB, Emerson Process Management, Endress+Hauser, Pepperl+Fuchs, Siemens, and Yokogawa.

Building on the estimated 25 million HART field devices currently installed, and approximately 3 million new wired HART devices shipping each year, end users are already embracing the industrys first unifying wireless field device standard. In March 2008, Emerson became the first process automation supplier to begin taking orders for its WirelessHART enabled products.

“Emersons Smart Wireless field devices, enabled by Dust Networks technology, have been deployed in real-world environments, and our customers have been thrilled with the results,” said Bob Karschnia, vice president of wireless for Emerson Process Management. “We are working with Dust to leverage this success and quickly bring our full range of WirelessHART standards-based solutions to market.”

Dust Networks SmartMesh IA-510™ standards-based WSN system, announced on September 26, 2007, is the first embedded WirelessHART-compatible product in the market, enabling industrial automation vendors to meet the rapidly growing demand for standards-based WSN solutions. WirelessHART-based products that incorporate Dust SmartMesh IA-510 systems are expected to be available from industrial automation vendors in 2008.

“The SmartMesh IA-510 system leverages our experience in developing intelligent embedded wireless sensor networking solutions to provide the best implementation of the WirelessHART standard,” said Steve Toteda, vice president of marketing at Dust Networks. “We look forward to seeing our customers wireless products in the market this year.”

About Dust Networks

Dust Networks, the leader in standards-based intelligent wireless sensor networking (WSN), provides ultra low-power, highly reliable systems to industrial automation vendors in a range of markets. Dust Networks enables OEMs to offer monitoring and control solutions that provide unprecedented access to information from the physical world, resulting in improved operations, safer work environments, and increased competitive advantage. Dust Networks SmartMesh products combine revolutionary wireless networking capabilities with extremely low-power RF System-on-Chip (SoC) technology, providing OEMs with network-ready WSN solutions that are flexible and easy to integrate. Dust Networks partners with industry and standards groups such as ISA, the HART Foundation, and IETF to ensure the broad adoption of interoperable wireless sensor networking products.