Original article by Thomas Carlsson | Apr 13, 2018
HMS Industrial Networks have introduced two new Anybus® WLAN Access Points – industrial-grade infrastructure hubs for long-range Wireless LAN connectivity.
The Anybus Wireless LAN (Local Area Network) Access Points allow users to set up an industrial wireless infrastructure for multiple wireless clients. It is 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.
These products enable wireless connectivity to all types of industrial equipment, but are especially suited to connect to machinery and other systems that communicate 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.
High data throughput is ensured for each client, as they support up to 1000 Mbps wired Ethernet LAN connection and up to 300 Mbps wireless connections.
Configuration is done via a web-based interface and secure wireless connections are achieved thanks to support for:
- WPA-PSK (TKIP, AES)
- WPA2-PSK (TKIP, AES)
- 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
“We have seen a steadily growing interest in wireless connectivity through our Anybus Wireless Bolt and Anybus Wireless Bridge,” says 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.”