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802.11abgn Fast Industrial Hotspot RLX2 (ETSI)

RLX2-IHNF-E

The ProSoft Technology Fast Industrial Hotspot (RLX2-IHNF) provides secure wireless solutions for plant-floor, SCADA automation, process control systems and mobile worker Wi-Fi infrastructure. It operates in the 2.4 or 5 GHz bands, including DFS channels, and is good for applications up to 2 mi. / 3.2 km. The radio features Ultra-Fast access point switchover times of less than 10 ms, which is ideal for applications such as automated storage-retrieval systems, automotive skillet lines, and bottle filling machines.

The radio will be appreciated by both sides – OT and IT. Your OT personnel will like the radio’s EtherNet/IP embedded object and Modbus agent support, which allows them to get diagnostic data into their PLC immediately, where they can analyze and act upon data, optimizing your resources. IT departments will appreciate the radio’s SNMP support. 

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Features and Benefits

  • EtherNet/IP™- or Modbus®-based PLCs/PACs can use message instructions to read diagnostic information from the radios, helping to reduce down time when troubleshooting wireless network problems.
  • 802.11i, WPA-2 Personal/Enterprise using 128-bit AES encryption ensures secure networking
  • RADIUS security ensures secure networking with advanced authentication and encryption
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) allow for secure network segmentation
  • Quality of Service (QoS) provides data prioritization for I/O control devices, video data, etc.
  • Ultra-Fast Roaming (under 10ms) maintains seamless, high-speed connections to one or more devices on moving equipment and machines (such as cranes, AGVs, and carriers) as they travel between Access Points
  • IGMP Snooping & Packet Filtering optimizes UDP multicast traffic for superior EtherNet/IP I/O communications
  • Supports the ability to communicate with multiple Ethernet devices when used with existing third-party wireless infrastructures
  • Supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) to reduce cabling costs
  • Disaster recovery feature allows the radio configuration to be stored on a microSD card for quick field replacement
  • Connect serial networks (Modbus, DNP 3, etc.) over 802.11 wireless networks

Specifications

Radio Specifications

Specification

Frequency

Channel

Frequency band 
(Varies by country)

2.412 GHz to 2.462 GHz (FCC)
2.412 GHz to 2.472 GHz (ETSI)

1 to 11
1 to 13

  1.  

5.150 GHz to 5.250 GHz (FCC/ETSI)
5.260 GHz to 5.580 GHz (FCC/ETSI)*
5.660 GHz to 5.700 GHz (FCC/ETSI)*
5.725 GHz to 5.850 GHz (FCC)
* DFS channels with RADAR detection

36 to 48
52 to 116*
132 to 140*
149 to 165

Wireless standards

802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11g, 
802.11h (DFS), 802.11i (Security), 802.11e (QoS)
802.112Q (VLAN), 802.113af (PoE), IGMPv2

Transmit power (Programmable) 
*Subject to regional regulatory limits

22 dBm @ MCS0, MCS8 (802.11an/gn)
17 dBm @ MCS7, MCS15 (802.11an/gn)
22 dBm @ 6 Mbps (802.11a/g)
17 dBm @ 54 Mbps (802.11a/g)

  1.  

Antenna Impact:
3 Antennas/MIMO: Use values above
2 Antennas: Subtract 3 dB from values above
1 Antenna: Subtract 5 dB from values above

Channel data rates 802.11n

MCS0 through MCS15,
1 Channel or 2 Channels with 1 Stream or 2 Streams

 

1 Channel

2 Channels

Rate

Streams

  1.  

6.5 Mbps

13.5 Mbps

MCS0

1 Stream

  1.  

65 Mbps

150 Mbps

MCS7

 

  1.  

13 Mbps

27 Mbps

MCS8

2 Streams

  1.  

130 Mbps

300 Mbps

MCS15

 

802.11b
802.11a/g

11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps

Receiver sensitivity (Typical)

-92 dBm @ MCS0, MCS8 (802.11an/gn)
-70 dBm @ MCS7, MCS15 (802.11an)
-74 dBm @ MCS7, MCS15 (802.11gn)
-92 dBm @ 6 Mbps (802.11an/gn)
-74 dBm @ 54 Mbps (802.11a)
-78 dBm @ 54 Mbps (802.11g)

Security

WPA2 Personal/Enterprise – 802.11i AES
WPA2 Personal – 802.11i AES w/ Passphrase 
Legacy WPA TKIP, WEP support 
MAC ID filter

Physical

Enclosure

Extruded aluminum with DIN rail mount

Dimensions
(H x W x D)

5.82 x 4.64 x 1.48 in 
14.8 x 11.8 x 3.8 cm

Shock

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

Vibration

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

Ethernet Port

(1) 10/100/1000 Base-T connector, shielded RJ45
IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x

Serial Port

(1) RS232 DB9 female (supports serial tunneling and ModBus TCP/IP to Modbus RTU connectivity)

Antenna Port

(3) RP-SMA connectors

Personality Module

Industrial microSD Memory Module (included)

Weight

1.1 lbs (499 g)

Environmental

Operating Temperature

-40°F to +167°F (-40°C to +75°C)
-40°F to +158°F (-40°C to +70°C), RLX2-IHNF Series B only

Humidity

Up to 100% RH, with no condensation

External Power
PoE Injector

10 to 24 VDC
802.3af PoE Powered Device

Peak Power Consumption

< 8W

Certifications

EX Certificate (ATEX Directive) 79.28 kB Last Modified 03/14/2013
CB Safety 47.05 kB Last Modified 03/14/2013
CE Mark 303.94 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 416.27 kB Last Modified 02/06/2014
Country Approval - Australia 30.90 kB Last Modified 05/19/2014
Country Approval - Brazil 160.41 kB Last Modified 07/02/2013
Country Approval - Ecuador 733.72 kB Last Modified 05/20/2016
Country Approval - India 708.38 kB Last Modified 08/27/2014
Country Approval - Kuwait 659.81 kB Last Modified 05/20/2016
Country Approval - Malaysia 311.91 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
Country Approval - Mexico 705.43 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016
Country Approval - New Zealand 36.50 kB Last Modified 05/19/2014
Country Approval - Singapore 48.44 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
Country Approval - South Africa 351.27 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016
Country Approval - Qatar 348.50 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016