Connecting devices wirelessly

4th May 2018
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Connecting devices wirelessly

Two new Anybus WLAN Access Points have been introduced by HMS Industrial Networks as industrial-grade infrastructure hubs for long range Wireless LAN connectivity. The products are suitable for collecting data wirelessly from any machinery or system, especially those equipped with Anybus Wireless Bolt or Bridge The Anybus Wireless LAN (Local Area Network) Access Points allow users to set up an industrial wireless infrastructure for multiple wireless clients.

Available in two different versions, one for IP30 applications and one for IP67 (outdoor and water resistant), both products feature the same characteristics in terms of range and functionality. The Access Points enable wireless connectivity to all types of industrial equipment but are especially suited to connect to machinery and systems that are communicating wirelessly via the Anybus Wireless Bolt and Bridge from HMS.

Powerful and secure wireless connectivity
The WLAN Access Points fit seamlessly into any automation architecture, enabling high performance wireless connections to a multitude of wireless clients. By supporting up to 1000Mbit/s wired Ethernet LAN connection and up to 300 Mbit/s wireless connections, high data throughput is ensured for each client. Configuration is done via a web-based interface and secure wireless connections are achieved thanks to support for WEP/WPA/WPA-PSK(TKIP,AES)/ WPA2/WPA2-PSK(TKIP,AES)/802.1X.

Technical highlights

  • Wireless range up to 400 meters
  • Rugged design with IP30 or IP67-classed housing
  • PoE (Power over Ethernet) supported by the IP67 version
  • Easy configuration via a web-based interface
  • Wireless LAN interface with up to 300 Mbit/s link speed 

Industrial quality
“We have seen a steadily growing interest in wireless connectivity through our Anybus Wireless Bolt and Anybus Wireless Bridge,” said Martin Falkman, Product Manager at HMS Industrial Networks. “Therefore, we wanted to offer users robust, industrial-grade wireless access points to access many WLAN clients over long distances. The Anybus WLAN Access Points enable customers to include stable and secure wireless segments into their automation architectures. By using Anybus Wireless products, users get ready for the Industrial Internet of Things and the communication demands of the future.”

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