New access point: Tough love for wireless Ethernet

The Siemens Energy & Automation Scalance W786 wireless LAN access point is designed to operate in harsh, humid, and outdoor environments.

02/28/2008


Siemens Energy & Automation introduced its Scalance W786 wireless LAN access point (WAP) designed to operate in harsh and humid outdoor environments where temperatures range from -40 degrees C to +70 degrees C. The condensation-resistant WAP is compatible with other wireless products, including Siemens HIPATH wireless controller, and allows voice and data networks to merge into a converged network within harsh plant environments. The robust plastic housing of the access point helps deliver superior IP65 protection against dust, water and foreign bodies. Internal and external antennas are available.
Available in both one- and two-radio variants, the WAP features a 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet Port (RJ45) or 100Mbit/s fiber optic cable (ST connector) for connection to wire-bound Ethernet networks. In the event an access point needs to be replaced in the case of a fault, an optional C-PLUG configuration plug ensures fast device swap out with minimal downtime. With data rates of up to 54 Mbits/second and open standards of security all in one device, the unit operates at speeds of 2.4 GHz (802.11b and 802.11g) or 5 GHz (802.11a), and provides power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.11af) compliance with 12-24 Vdc and 110-240 V ac options. It also offers IEEE 802.11i or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 128-bit encryptions for security.
— Edited by C.G. Masi , senior editor
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