ProSoft introduces industrial wireless hotspot

Adding to its RadioLinx wireless product family, ProSoft Technology introduced its 802.11abg Industrial Hotspot with IP65-rated water resistant, dust-proof enclosure. This radio functions as an access point, repeater or client and its water resistant enclosure permits it to be directly installed in areas that are exposed to harsh industrial or environmental conditions, including washdown areas,...
By Plant Engineering Staff November 15, 2007

Adding to its RadioLinx wireless product family, ProSoft Technology introduced its 802.11abg Industrial Hotspot with IP65-rated water resistant, dust-proof enclosure. This radio functions as an access point, repeater or client and its water resistant enclosure permits it to be directly installed in areas that are exposed to harsh industrial or environmental conditions, including washdown areas, offshore oil rigs and outdoor towers.

The RLX-IH65W offers Power over Ethernet (PoE), which allows the radio to be installed next to the antenna, reducing antenna cable loss and maximizing range. Features of the RLX-IH65W include:

  • Power over Ethernet

  • Dual frequency band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)

  • OPC server included to embed diagnostics in HMI clients

  • Programmable RF power output to meet regional regulations

  • WPA2 with AES-CCM encryption

  • IGMP snooping

  • Support for high-speed applications such as video and EtherNet/IP I/O

  • UL1604 Class 1, Div. 2-approved for hazardous environments

  • IP65-rated

  • Automatic network configuration with self-healing network

  • Multiple master network architecture for large networks such as SCADA

  • Bracket for mounting to poles up to 3 inches in diameter

  • Supports distances of up to 5 miles at 54 Mbps.