The Anybus Wireless Bolt is a wireless access point to be mounted on a machine or cabinet to give wireless access through WLAN, Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy. This access makes it possible to do configuration through a regular tablet or smartphone or connect to a cloud service.
Mounted on a machine or cabinet delivers a robust, IP67-classed wireless interface. It is typically used for configuration purposes. For example, the Bolt makes it possible to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) such as a tablet or smartphone to a machine and use it as an HMI. Another typical use case is connecting a machine to a cloud service.
It can communicate wirelessly up to 100 meters through WLAN, Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy. On the wired side, it can communicate with devices on serial (RS232/485), CAN or Ethernet. Regardless of communication method, it has the same connector (2x9p Plug Connector) for both power and communication.
HMS Industrial Networks
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