Two wireless device servers, the EKI-1361 and EKI-1362, are one and two port RS-232/422/485 to 802.11 b/g/n WLAN serial device servers.
They are for use in areas where signal strength and reliability may be unreliable. To counteract this issue, they use MIMO 2×2 technology which transmits two signals simultaneously to ensure neither is jammed by other devices. They have a fast roaming design, which means that when moving from one access point to another where signal strength can weaken, these switches can quickly switch to a new access point without degrading the data.
To fit in areas with limited space, they weigh just 800 grams each, have a small footprint, and have a range of mounting options and antenna extensions.
In industries where the models are fixed, they can have a peer-to-peer connection without using wireless access points, therefore making it cost effective in areas that would otherwise need to have a long wired connection.
Advantech Industrial Automation Group
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