Control Engineering 2017 Engineers' Choice Awards Finalist
EC: Wireless Ethernet and Serial Device Server
Network Integration — Wireless products: Wireless Ethernet and Serial Device server uses licensed frequencies and a full 5 Watts of broadcast power communicate Ethernet signals 40 miles. This is a Control Engineering 2017 Engineers’ Choice Awards Winner.
Weidmuller introduces two licensed frequency data modems that offer powerful long-range communications (up to 40 miles) to extend Ethernet networks into difficult-to-access locations. Unique design features built into the wireless Ethernet modems provide dynamic network optimization and intelligent routing for high reliability, lower latency and deterministic power management. They support 360 to 512 MHz and 928 to 960 MHz configurations; can operate in Access Point/Client configuration; function as a network Bridge/Router; or serve as a Serial Server (RS232/485).
The new modems feature node-to-node deterministic mesh network repeatability for extended range, and multiple channel spacing options to increase network scalability. These licensed modems are optimized for throughputs of up to 25.2 kbps, providing secure wireless communications in challenging outdoor environments and over obstructed paths—typical of remote monitoring and control applications. The integrated Modbus server capability offers seamless integration with smart sensors, RTUs or I/O expansion through the use of expansion modules.
Ideal for industrial networking applications, these new modems integrate with Weidmuller wireless and wired networks to connect remote sensors, actuators and instrumentation to mission critical monitoring and control systems for industries that include oil and gas, water and wastewater, mining and power generation.
The modems operate in an extended temperature range of -30 to 60 C (-20 to 140 F), provide secure industry standard encryption of 128bit AES, 802.11i with CCMP, WEP, WPA2, and include ATEX/IECEx hazardous area approval. DIN-rail or wall-mount options are available for easy installation.
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