The 802.11abgn Fast Industrial Hotspot is an advanced, high-speed wireless Ethernet solution designed for plant-floor automation, SCADA systems, mobile worker Wi-Fi infrastructure and process control systems. This Hotspot offers a broad range of industrial wireless capabilities including unique features such as Fast Roaming and has excellent packet-per-second performance and robust communications in demanding industrial environments.
June 2013 ProSoft Technology® is pleased to announce the release of the 802.11 abgn Fast Industrial Hotspot. The new 802.11abgn Fast Industrial Hotspot (RLX2) features breakthrough advancements in client/bridge fast roaming between access points, Ethernet packet optimization, and enhanced diagnostics. These new capabilities provide seamless high-speed Ethernet connections for moving machines and vehicles traveling long distances in assembly plants, crane systems and mining. The secure, high speed wireless network reduces project costs, while improving productivity by eliminating mechanical festooning, rails and slip rings for economical and reliable mobile applications.
The radio’s Fast Roaming technology uses less than 50msec time between access points and provides full device bridging. The module provides secure 802.11i and 128-bit AES Encryption and operates securely in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bands. It also has advanced management tools. These tools include IH Browser Utility, web server and OPC server. The microSD card will automatically store/load configurations, reducing down time.
The Hotspot is designed for extreme environments and hazardous locations, including oil and gas systems. It is an ideal wireless solution for Producer/Consumer PLC/PAC networking, remote I/O, safety I/O, plant backhaul networking, remote video and mobile worker connectivity. The Hotspot utilizes extended operating temperatures of -40 to +75°C (-40°F to +167°F) and has agency approvals and certifications with Class1, Division 2 and ATEX Zone 2. The module is high shock/vibration tested. The Shock IEC is 60068 2-6 (20g, 3-Axis) and Vibration IEC is 60068 2-27 (5g, 10-150 Hz).
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