As first manufacturer in the Industrial Ethernet market, Hirschmann Automation and Control, a Belden brand based in Neckartenzlingen, Germany, has introduced industrial-grade wireless LAN access points featuring a wireless interface in compliance with IEEE802.11n (draft 2.0).
The new wireless standard permits similar transfer rates as achieved by a Fast Ethernet cable. Innovative MiMo (multiple input, multiple output) send and receive technology provides significantly higher reach, reliability and stability of wireless transmissions both in the 2.4 GHz and in the 5 GHz frequency range. Moreover, MiMo is particularly suitable for applications where typical industrial interferences must be expected, such as reflexions.
WLAN devices equipped with wireless interfaces according to older IEEE802.11a/b/g/h standards also benefit from the greater reach of the new access points.
Hirschmann offers its IWLAN access points in two models: BAT300-Rail, designed for installation on standard rails in control cabinets, and BAT300-F with housings rated to protection classes IP65 and IP67 for direct field installation.
The new product line will be available as of April 2009.
Industrial Wireless LAN Access Points with Wireless Interface according to IEEE802.11n. (Photo: Belden, BLDPR099)
Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 2 billion for the fiscal year 2008.
Together with its brands Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™, Belden EMEA offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications – from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.
For more information about Belden, please visit www.belden-emea.com.
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