Utilising IEEE 802.11n technology to achieve a net data rate of up to 300Mb/s, Amplicon has introduced a wireless access point which operates on either the 2.4 or 5GHz band. The AWK-1131A is an industrial wireless access point and client which is also backwards compatible with IEE 802.11a/b/g, making it suitable for any wireless application, whilst still providing full interoperability with existing wireless equipment.
The 802.11n and Gigabit connectivity of the AWK-1131A give industrial networks the fast reliable wired and wireless integration they need to combat the high ESD and current surges that are commonly found in industrial environments. In addition, the AWK-1131A has millisecond-level roaming capability and minimises packet loss for seamless WLAN connectivity.
As the first of the AWK series that has integrated galvanic isolation technology on all interfaces, the AWK-1131A is particularly suited for mobile control and monitoring applications in complex industrial environments. Coupled with MIMO technology, the AWK-1131A reduces multipath effects, and provides excellent noise avoidance and better longevity for industrial wireless connections.
Andrew Pook, Data Communications Product Specialist, Amplicon, commented: “With up to 300Mb/s bandwidth incorporated with a high level of electrical immunity, engineers now have a serious alternative to hard wiring devices in their industrial applications.”