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Dust Networks and Emerson Process Management Partner to Deliver FIPS-197 Advanced Encryption Standard Certified Solutions

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>AES Certified Products Meet Stringent Security Demands of Network Operator Applications,</i> <i>Critical Infrastructure and SmartGrid Applications</i> </p>

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dust Networks and Emerson Process Management Partner to Deliver FIPS-197 Advanced Encryption Standard Certified Solutions08:00 EDT Thursday, September 16, 2010 HAYWARD, Calif. & AUSTIN, Texas (Business Wire) -- Dust Networks® and Emerson Process Management , an Emerson (NYSE:EMR) business, today announced that Emerson's Smart Wireless solutions, using Dust Networks' SmartMesh® IA-510 wireless sensor networking, have been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to meet government Federal Information Processing Standard-197 (FIPS-197) requirements. "Dust Networks' SmartMesh IA-510 system is the perfect platform for Emerson's Smart Wireless products, enabling us to provide a highly reliable, scalable solution with low power consumption and built-in security," said Nicholas Meyer, Smart Wireless Gateway Manager, Emerson Process Management. "The addition of FIPS-197 certification by NIST confirms that Emerson's offering is the most secure solution available," Meyer continued. "Data security is a critical requirement for many wireless sensing applications. Achieving FIPS-197 certification for SmartMesh IA-510 is just the latest example of Dust Networks' on-going commitment to delivering complete wireless sensor networking solutions," added Brenda Glaze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dust Networks. For more information about Smart Wireless, visit www.EmersonProcess.com/SmartWireless, and for videos go to www.EmersonSmartWireless.com/Videos To view the FIPS-197 validation list, please go to: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cavp/documents/aes/aesval.html About Dust Networks: Dust Networks, the leader in standards-based intelligent wireless sensor networking (WSN), provides ultra low-power, highly reliable systems to OEMs. Dust Networks wireless technology enables unprecedented access to information from the physical world, in markets that range from industrial monitoring and control to emerging markets such as the Smart Grid, Smart Cities and Smart Buildings. Dust Networks' embedded products combine extremely low-power RF System-on-Chip (SoC) technology with revolutionary wireless networking capabilities, providing OEMs with a full range of standards-based WSN solutions that are flexible and easy to integrate. Dust Networks partners with industry and standards groups such as the HART Communication Foundation, IEEE, IETF, IPSO, ISA, SunSpec Alliance and the Zigbee Alliance to ensure the broad adoption of interoperable wireless sensor networking products. For more information, please visit www.dustnetworks.com. About Emerson Process Management Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®, Ovation™, and AMS™ Suite. About Emerson Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson's sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.