Triple-protocol wireless LAN

Scalance W wireless-LAN system from Siemens Energy & Automation operates over three wireless protocols. It provides data rates of up to 54 Mbits/second and operating speeds of 2.4 GHz (802.11b and g) or 5 GHz (802.11a). Featuring deterministic control for client modules, the LAN frees up bandwidth and ensures critical data are received and transmitted when and where they are needed most.

By Staff January 1, 2006

Scalance W wireless-LAN system from Siemens Energy & Automation operates over three wireless protocols. It provides data rates of up to 54 Mbits/second and operating speeds of 2.4 GHz (802.11b and g) or 5 GHz (802.11a). Featuring deterministic control for client modules, the LAN frees up bandwidth and ensures critical data are received and transmitted when and where they are needed most. Scalance W completes Siemens’ line of industrial Ethernet infrastructure products, complementing its Scalance X industrial Ethernet switches and Scalance S security modules. Siemens says it has incorporated all convenient features associated with wireless access and incorporating superior data security, critical client data reservation, and the flexibility of 802.11b/g/a open standards. Industrial ruggedness allows mounting on machines, ceilings, or roofs without enclosures. Advanced industry standard security features are easily managed without special training. Scalance W protects against unauthorized access by incorporating Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 128-bit encryption. It operates at between -20 and 60 °C, and is IP65-rated.

https://automation.usa.siemens.com/automat/scalance

  • Three wireless-protocol capability

  • Frees up bandwidth

  • Advanced security features

  • Harsh environment tolerant