Ethernet port adapters and access point for hazardous environments

18th September 2013
Posted By : Nat Bowers
Ethernet port adapters and access point for hazardous environments

connectBlue have today announced that Underwriters Laboratories has listed connectBlue’s Bluetooth Access Point and Bluetooth / Wireless LAN Ethernet Port Adapters. The UL/cUL approval makes it possible to use these products in hazardous environments. UL sets safety standards, tests, and provides certification for a wide range of products.

The UL/cUL listing mark certifies that the complete product has been tested by UL according to set safety standards in the US and Canada and found it to be free from risk of fire, electric shock and related hazards.

“The UL listing expands the possible use cases of our acclaimed Bluetooth Access Point and Bluetooth / Wireless LAN Ethernet Port Adapters. The use of these products can now be expanded into applications in hazardous environments such as in the oil & gas and chemical industries,” commented Rolf Nilsson, CEO of connectBlue.

The connectBlue rugged wireless devices that are now UL listed include the following

Rugged Bluetooth Access Point RBE221s is a Bluetooth PAN access point which connects up to seven Bluetooth devices to the Ethernet network and has an external antenna, IP65-classed housing and a range of 300 meters. Embedded Bluetooth stack with PAN profile, roles PANU and NAP.

Rugged Bluetooth Ethernet Port Adapter RBE231i is a Bluetooth PAN client or bridge for Ethernet cable replacement using Bluetooth v2.1+EDR and has integrated antenna, IP65-classed housing and a range of 1000m).

Wireless LAN Rugged Ethernet Port Adapter RWE231i is a WLAN client or bridge for Ethernet cable replacement using IEEE 802.11 b, g, n (2.4GHz) and has integrated antenna, IP65-classed housing and a range of 400 meters.

Wireless LAN Rugged Ethernet Port Adapter RWE241i is a WLAN client or bridge for Ethernet cable replacement using IEEE 802.11 a, n (5GHz) and has integrated antenna, IP65-classed housing and a range of 200 meters.

Wireless LAN Rugged Ethernet Port Adapter RWE251s is a WLAN client or bridge for Ethernet cable replacement using IEEE 802.11 a, b, g, n (dual-band) and has an external antenna, IP65-classed housing and a range of 400 meters.


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