The GoRugged range features smart wireless modems and gateways with a rugged metal enclosure for industrial applications. Robustel’s GoEmbedded product line features an embedded cellular modem, for increased communication through numerous interfaces.
The WL Series provides remote wireless I/O mapping where up to 31 I/O units can be daisy-chained to a transceiver at each end.
The SureCross Q45 Remote Device (RD) wireless sensor is capable of interfacing with isolated dry contacts or PNP outputs.
While wireless technology has moved well beyond simple point-to-point connectivity, the fundamental tenets of the technology remain the same. Some basic understanding of RF technology can empower more informed decision-making in relation to which wireless technology to deploy relative to application need.
The Maestro-Wireless Maestro 3G industrial router is designed to allow fast connectivity to the internet, to back-end applications or to other devices. It is a GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+ wireless single-port router for fast wireless IP connectivity.
Enhancements to the OneWireless offering are intended to give industrial facilities more options to tailor wireless networks to best fit their needs. OneWireless R200, which is now fully compliant with the ISA100.11a standard, will allow plants to design a wireless network with different types of wireless coverage. Depending on application requirements, plants can design networks that provide either wireless coverage for field instruments only or coverage for both field instruments and Wi-Fi devices. This provides plants with more flexibility while reducing the total cost of ownership.
Data-Linc Group’s SRM7210E wireless ethernet modem is factory preconfigured for easy installation. It offers a rated range of up to 32 km in optimal conditions with line-of-sight and an omnidirectional antenna - farther with repeaters.
Interworld Electronics has released the Quatech ABDG-ET-IN5010 Airborne industrial wireless ethernet bridge. The Airborne products are a line of integrated 802.11 radios and device servers, designed to address the demands of complex machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
Belden has extended its range of Hirschmann products to include the BAT54-Rail Single WLAN access point. This device is designed for mounting on DIN rail and can be used both as access point and access client. Unlike its ‘big brother’ the BAT54-Rail, this access point has only one WLAN interface, making it a cost-effective alternative for applications that do not require a second interface. In common with the BAT54-Rail, however, the BAT54-Rail Single offers the full range of functions supported by the HiLCOS operating system.
Wired & Wireless has released the FastLinc range of IEEE 802.11 industrial ethernet wireless modems using 2.4 GHz direct sequence technology. With an output power much higher than commercial 802.11b/g products and with a rugged design, the FastLinc range is suitable for industrial SCADA and factory automation systems.
Data-Linc Group’s industrial-grade wireless FLC910E radio modem is part of the FastLinc range of high-speed modems. The modem is suitable for in-plant applications, even in high-noise industrial environments such as high-voltage areas and near variable-frequency drives (VFDs) or arc welders.
Honeywell has added universal input/output (I/O) transmitters to its family of XYR 6000 wireless products. The transmitters allow manufacturers to wirelessly monitor more plant points with fewer devices.