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802.11abgn Weatherproof IP67 Fast Industrial Hotspot

802.11abgn Weatherproof IP67 Fast Industrial Hotspot

RLX2-IHNF-W

The Weatherproof IP67 Fast Industrial Hotspot features an IP66/67 rating. It is water-tight for use in extreme weather applications such as offshore oil rigs, and dust-tight for use in mining applications. 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

  • 802.11n MIMO & Channel bonding supports demanding wireless applications such as Ethernet I/O and high-resolution video
  • 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 10 ms) 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 and 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
  • Connect serial networks (Modbis, DNP 3, etc.) over 802.11 wireless networks
  • SNMP support
  • Simple local and remote configuration, monitoring, and wireless network diagnostics

Specifications

Radio Specifications

Specification

Description

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)
802.1Q (VLAN), 802.3af (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 Enterprise – 802.11i AES w/RADIUS [PEAP,                         TTLS, TLS, EAP]
WPA2 Personal – 802.11i AES w/ Passphrase 
Legacy WPA TKIP, WEP support 
MAC ID filter

 

Hardware Specifications

Physical

Specification

Description

Enclosure

Die-cast aluminum with pole mount

Dimensions
(H x W x D)

11.5 x 7.0 x 2.75 in
29.2 x 17.8 x 7.0 cm

Shock

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

Vibration

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

Ethernet Port

(1) water/dust tight
10/100/1000 Base-T connector, shielded RJ45
IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3af, Passive PoE
Not 802.3at/PoE+ compatible

Antenna Port

(3) N connectors

Weight

3.9 lbs (1.6 kg) less cables and pole mounting bracket

 

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-W Series B only

Humidity

Up to 100% RH

External Power

10 to 24 VDC

Power over Ethernet

802.3af compliant

Peak Power Consumption

< 8W

Certifications

EX Certificate (ATEX Directive) 106.36 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
CE Mark 93.33 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
UL/cUL: Class 1, Div 2 405.05 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016
Country Approval - Kuwait 658.22 kB Last Modified 05/20/2016
Country Approval - Mexico 716.65 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016
Country Approval - Qatar 735.08 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016