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Industrial Frequency Hopping 2.4GHz Serial

RLX-IFH24S-A

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Recommended replacements: RLX2-IFH24E

The RLX-IFH24S provides powerful and secure wireless serial communications and is well suited for demanding, long-range (up to 15+ miles) SCADA and other serial applications in tough environments. Operating in the internationally license-free 2.4 GHz band, the RLX-IFH24S offers an alternative when 900 MHz radios cannot be used due to government regulations, band saturation, or customer preference. With both RS-232 and RS-485 serial ports, serial protocols such as Modbus RTU, DF1, ASCII and DNP3 are supported. The RLX-IFH24S is user configurable as a master, repeater and remote radio and employs the 128 bit AES encryption algorithm approved by the United States government for top secret information.

Features and Benefits

Powerful 2.4 GHz Frequency Hopping Serial

  • 230 kbps RF data rate at up to 15+ miles
  • Internationally unlicensed 2.4 GHz frequency

Rugged and Powerful

  • Up to one watt transmit power for long distance
  • Programmable frequencies to co-exist with other wireless networks or avoid interference
  • Metal enclosure, industrial operating temperatures, vibration and shock resistant
  •  Certification Pending for use in hazardous locations (UL1604 /ISA 12.12.01 Class I Div 2)

Strong Data and Network Security

  • 128 bit AES Encryption
  • Proprietary FHSS not detected by 802.11 wireless

Easy to Configure and Monitor

  • Graphical representation of network for configuration and diagnostics
  • Advanced diagnostics including VSWR, temperature, and signal quality
  • Included OPC Server for HMI-based RF network diagnostics

Backed by ProSoft Technology

  • Industrial data communications experts who understand your protocols, devices, and applications
  • Indoor/outdoor radio network design assistance – accessory selection, path studies, and site survey
  • Three year standard warranty

Specifications

Frequency

2.400 to 2.4835 GHz

Security

128 bit AES encryption

Network Topology

Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, store and forward repeater

Error Detection

32 bit CRC, ARQ (Automatic Resend Query)

Radio Type

Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum

Transmit Power (Programmable)

10 mW to 1 W (FCC - A model)
10 mW to 100 mW (ETSI - E model)

Channel data rates (Programmable)

230, 172, 115 or 19.2 kbps

Receiver Sensitivity (Typical)

230 kbps: -106 dBm @ 10-6 BER
172 kbps: -108 dBm @ 10-6 BER
19.2 kbps: -116 dBm @ 10-6 BER

Outdoor Range

15+ miles pt-pt with high gain directional antennas and RF line-of-sight (Americas version)

Hardware

Enclosure

Extruded aluminum with DIN and panel mount

Size

104 x 94 x 53 mm (W x H x D)
4.1 x 3.7 x 2.1 inches

Serial Data Port

DB9, RS-232
 RS-422 / RS-485
300 bps to 230 kbps

Configuration Port

DB9, RS-232

Antenna Ports

(1) RP-SMA connector

Weight

1.0 lbs (454 g)

Environmental

Operating Temperature

-40°C to +75°C

Humidity

5% to 95% relative humidity, without condensation

Vibration

IEC 60068-2-6 - 20g, 3-axis

Shock

IEC 60068-2-27 - 5g, 10 to 150 Hz

External Power

9 to 30 VDC

Power Consumption

12 W peak

Downloads

RLX-IFH24S Firmware v5072 124.07 kB Last Modified 02/21/2013
ControlScape User’s Manual 1.75 MB Last Modified 02/21/2013
ProSoft Wireless Designer (PSW-PWD) Datasheet 169.63 kB Last Modified 02/21/2013
RLX-IFHxS Overall Dimension Drawings 66.29 kB Last Modified 02/22/2013
ProSoft Wireless Designer User Manual 1.32 MB Last Modified 02/22/2013
RLX-IFH24S Datasheet 141.39 kB Last Modified 04/14/2010
ControlScape Datasheet 422.69 kB Last Modified 04/17/2014
RadioLinx OPC Server Datasheet 282.21 kB Last Modified 07/10/2015
RLX-IFHS User Manual 1.85 MB Last Modified 11/19/2013
ProSoft Wireless Designer (PSW-PWD) version 4.5.013 6.00 MB Last Modified 05/30/2014
RadioLinx OPC Server version 1.3.1 (XP) 1.10 MB Last Modified 02/21/2013
ControlScape FH v6.00.041 3.53 MB Last Modified 05/06/2014

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Certifications

Australian C-Tick Mark 197.87 kB Last Modified 12/05/2012
Ex Certificate (ATEX Directive) 106.11 kB Last Modified 11/11/2013
CB Safety 32.95 kB Last Modified 08/27/2012
CE Mark 92.84 kB Last Modified 03/13/2013
Russian GOST-R 7.07 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
GOST-R Declaration of Conformity 6.68 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
Russian GOST-R (Mandatory) 11.49 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 637.08 kB Last Modified 09/15/2014
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 (Canada) 673.91 kB Last Modified 09/15/2014
Country Approval - India 169.83 kB Last Modified 05/07/2013
Country Approval - Indonesia 568.15 kB Last Modified 05/17/2013
Country Approval - New Zealand 505.79 kB Last Modified 09/24/2012