Future-proof IoT WiFi solution designed for Ethernet devices

26th September 2016
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Future-proof IoT WiFi solution designed for Ethernet devices

The availability of the first embedded enterprise-grade 5G (802.11ac) WiFi IoT (Internet of Things) module for Ethernet devices has been announced by Alpha Micro Components,the Lantronix PremierWave 2050. This new series of modules is well suited for mission critical enterprise applications that demand rock-solid, uninterrupted 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity backed by enterprise-class security.

A rugged and flexible secure wireless bridge

With the PremierWave 2050, OEMs and systems integrators can be confident customers will maximise the potential of their products by backing them with a rugged, versatile and future-proof wireless network. The 2050 boasts an extensive feature list that makes it an ideal embedded WiFi module for a huge range of vertical applications, including warehousing and logistics, industrial automation, retail and commercial, healthcare and medical devices, environment monitoring, military, and cargo and public transportation.

Meeting the demands of diverse industries and environments, the PremierWave 2050 module features a comprehensive, production-ready application stack and connection management, plus dual band WiFi in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, with antenna diversity for seamless coverage in challenging locations. This module also works reliably over a very wide temperature range, from -40°C up to +85°C.

Designed for easy integration and maintenance

As well as delivering a complete, standards-compliant, drop-in wireless solution, the PremierWave 2050 also eases integration and accelerates development, thanks to its production-ready software stack and modular RF certification.

Once deployed, this robust module ensures a long, maintenance-free product lifetime with features like OTA (Over The Air) field upgradeability, and multiple management modes including web browser and serial port, plus XML support. Service staff can access diagnostics, monitoring and maintenance functions via WiFi without taking the module out of service or interrupting ongoing communications links.

This management and upgrade flexibility also makes the PremierWave 2050 perfect for sensitive industries in which the high turnover of wireless communications technologies, and related regulations and certifications, would normally force costly replacements for compliance and compatibility, or even make wireless networking uneconomic.

Director at Alpha Micro Components, Tim Bonnett said: “This module does even more than providing a complete secure wireless solution for current applications.”

Bonnett added: “The PremierWave 2050 actually goes beyond today’s requirements, by providing the flexibility and upgradeability that’s necessary to upgrade systems for future challenges, without costly upgrades or downtime.”

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