The 802.11abgn Fast Industrial Hotspot is a high-speed wireless Ethernet hotspot for plant-floor automation. This hotspot offers a range of industrial wireless capabilities including features such as Fast Roaming, and has good packet-per-second performance and robust communications in demanding industrial environments.
These 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 eliminates mechanical festooning, rails and slip rings for mobile applications.
The radio’s Fast Roaming technology uses less than 50 msec time between access points and provides full device bridging. The module has 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, including IH Browser Utility, web server and OPC server. The microSD card automatically stores/loads configurations, reducing down time.
The Hotspot handles extreme environments and hazardous locations, including oil and gas applications. It uses 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 (20 g, 3-Axis) and Vibration IEC is 60068 2-27 (5 g, 10-150 Hz).
ProSoft Technology, Inc.
Filed Under: TECHNOLOGIES + PRODUCTS, ALL INDUSTRIES, Design World articles, Wireless, Ethernet — cables • hubs • switches, Slip rings + rotary unions
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