Artila Electronics has announced the Single Port Serial-to-Wifi gateway. Named Aport-213, which is now available on the market. Aport-213 is a suitable choice that provides connectivity for your serial devices, such as meters and sensors to 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANS). Eliminating the need for the development of a wireless LAN driver and security supplicant, it is suitable for minimising upfront engineering investment and reducing time to market.
With Aport-213, existing serial devices can be used with the most popular operating systems on the market. There is no need to write special drivers for specific operating systems since Aport-213 can be configured as a transparent bridge. This allows a Serial device to communicate wirelessly with no modifications required to your existing software.
Moreover, Aport-213 supports Cloud connectivity with enterprise security including WPA, WPA2, WEP plus 802.1x authentication, including 802.1x Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) with all the major EAP types and WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA, WPA-PSK and WEP wireless security.
In addition, Aport-213 features to reduce the power consumption. It minimises power while transmitting and receiving data (approximately 180mA) while its power management features reduce power usage during periods of inactivity. Thus, Aport-213 is especially suitable for remote monitoring environments such as agriculture, smart energy, security systems, and factory automation.