HMS releases a new version of the award-winning Anybus Wireless Bolt. The Bolt is now equipped with an in-built RJ45 Ethernet connector and added support for PoE (Power over Ethernet).

Original article by Kim Liedholm  | May 07, 2018

Anybus® Wireless Bolt is an award-winning wireless access point designed to be mounted on a machine or cabinet to give it wireless access via WLAN, Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy.

This award-winning solution makes it possible to do configuration via a regular tablet or smartphone or connect to a cloud service, realizing Industrial IoT.

The Anybus Wireless Bolt is mounted onto a machine or cabinet (just like a bolt) to give it a robust and IP67-classed wireless interface. It is typically used for configuration purposes. For example, the Bolt makes it possible to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) such as a tablet or smartphone to a machine and use it as an HMI. Another typical use case is connecting a machine to a cloud service.