But this idea has turned out to be a real success. I know that the issue of security was still being discussed at the outset and that our industry is a bit reluctant to use wireless. But was the opposite actually the case?
I’ve heard this and that over the course of time. It's always a question of how you want to deal with it. When you look around today, everybody is using Bluetooth in their private life, hardly anyone thinks about security, although it is an encrypted communication. On the other hand, some industries are (sometimes necessarily) very cautious and will probably delay the use of Bluetooth for many years. However, I think most are already recognizing the advantage of not having to get physically near the measuring instrument to adjust it. I am certain that virtually all will eventually use it. We expect that in the future, we will mainly be selling instruments with Bluetooth.
This additional option for the PLICSCOM, is it much more expensive?
No, the price difference is insignificant. And if you look at the total price of a radar sensor, the cost of PLICSCOM Bluetooth is only a tiny fraction of that. That’s why I think many customers will opt for the Bluetooth function right away.