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Industrial Frequency Hopping 900 MHz Serial (FCC)

RLX-IFH9S-A

The RLX-IFH9S provides powerful and secure wireless serial communications and is well suited for demanding, long-range (up to 30+ miles) SCADA and other serial applications in tough environments. Operating in the license-free 900 MHz band, the RLX-IFH9S penetrates foliage and walls / ceilings better than higher frequency radios. With both RS-232 and RS-485 serial ports, serial protocols such as Modbus RTU, DF1, ASCII and DNP3 are supported. The RLX-IFH9S 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.

RLX-IFH9S radios are quickly and easily configured using the included, graphical ControlScape software. An OPC server software is also included and allows users to monitor radio network health with any OPC client based HMI software.

Features and Benefits

Powerful 900 MHz Serial

230 kbps RF data rate at up to 30+ milesLonger wavelength of the unlicensed 900 MHz band for superior wireless signal propagation vs. higher frequency unlicensed wireless bands

Rugged and Powerful

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

Strong Data and Network Security

128 bit AES EncryptionProprietary FHSS not detected by 802.11 wireless

Easy to Configure and Monitor

Graphical representation of network for configuration and diagnosticsAdvanced diagnostics including VSWR, temperature, and signal qualityIncluded OPC Server for HMI-based RF network diagnostics

Backed by ProSoft Technology®

Industrial data communications experts who understand your protocols, devices, and applicationsIndoor/outdoor radio network design assistance – accessory selection, path studies, and site surveyThree year standard warranty

Specifications

Frequency

902-928 MHz

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)

100 mW to 1 W
20 dBm to 30 dBm

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

30+ miles pt-pt with high gain directional antennas and RF line-of-sight

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

Vibration

IEC 60068 2-6 (20g, 3-Axis)

Shock

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

Serial Data Ports (2)

DB9, RS-232

RS-422 and RS-485

300 bps to 230 kbps

Configuration Port

DB9, RS-232

Antenna Ports

(1) RP-SMA connector

Weight

1.0 lbs (454 g)

Downloads

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 IFH9S Datasheet 139.67 kB Last Modified 04/26/2010
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
RadioLinx OPC Server version 1.3.1 (XP) 1.10 MB Last Modified 02/21/2013
ProSoft Wireless Designer (PSW-PWD) version 4.5.013 6.00 MB Last Modified 05/30/2014
ControlScape FH v6.00.041 3.53 MB Last Modified 05/06/2014
RLX-IFH9S v50641 Firmware 122.81 kB Last Modified 05/03/2010

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Certifications

Australian C-Tick Mark 1.36 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
Ex Certificate (ATEX Directive) 106.11 kB Last Modified 11/11/2013
CB Safety 32.95 kB Last Modified 08/27/2012
GOST-R Declaration of Conformity 6.68 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
Russian GOST-R 7.07 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