New rugged BAT Solutions in WLAN Portfolio

WLAN Access Point and WLAN Access Client for Demanding Applications


With its BAT54-F Single and BAT54-F Client, Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH (Germany) has introduced two new products completing the company’s BAT54-F portfolio. Depending on the application, the new devices offer a cost-effective alternative to the established BAT54-F range. Hirschmann BAT products offer proven ruggedness and are characterized by providing very steady and broadband wireless LAN communication.

The BAT54-F Single is a particularly rugged wireless LAN access point for demanding industrial field applications. Developed for the same hard field use, the BAT54-F Client also features specialized security functions for WLAN operation.

In contrast to the well-know BAT54-F access point, the BAT54-F Single has only one WLAN port, providing a properly tailored solution for users who don’t need a second WLAN port and additional 24V voltage supply. The device is certified for applications in the transportation and railway industries. This and its two PoE/LAN ports make the BAT54-F Single an ideal choice in installations that require high vibration resistance and stability. The second LAN port can be used e.g. for connecting video cameras to the WLAN.

The BAT54-F Client is designed for use on mobile vehicles or machines. Among its outstanding properties, it provides EAP encryption and certifications according to IEEE standard 802.1. With an integrated firewall, fast roaming support and an IP router, the extremely durable and rugged BAT54-F Client exceeds the service offer of other competitors in this class.

Both devices represent an ideal completion of the BAT54-F family from Hirschmann. With M12 connectors, high protection class (IP65/67), an extended temperature range and corrosion resistant aluminum housings they have a perfect fit in demanding industrial environments.

Both BAT54-F Single and BAT54-F Client will be commercially available as of May 2009 in Europe and midyear in the U.S.


WLAN Access Point and WLAN Access Client for demanding applications (Photo: Belden, BLDPR101)

About Belden

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.

For further information, please contact:

Nancy van Heesewijk
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4612 PS Bergen op Zoom
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 164 317 018
Fax: +31 164 317 039

Berry Medendorp
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Fax: +31 77 387 8488

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