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802.11g High Power Industrial Hotspot RLX2 (FCC)

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The ProSoft Technology 802.11g High Power Industrial Hotspot™ (RLX2-IHG) is a high-speed wireless Ethernet radio for applications up to 10 mi. / 16 km. The RLX2-IHG uses the 2.4 GHz band and supports a data rate up to 54Mbps. 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
  • SNMP support
  • Simple local and remote configuration, monitoring, and wireless network diagnostics

Specifications

Radio

Frequency Band
 (Varies by country)

802.11g:
 2.412 GHz to 2.462 GHz (FCC)
 2.412 GHz to 2.472 GHz (ETSI)

Wireless Standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11i

Transmit Power (Programmable)
 (varies by country)

Up to 24 dBm (250 mW)

Channel Data Rates (Modulation)

802.11g: (OFDM) Mbps
 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6

802.11b: (DSS) Mbps
 11, 5.5, 2, and 1 

Receiver Sensitivity (Typical)

-94 dBm @ 1 Mbps
 -92 dBm @ 11 Mbps
 -84 dBm @ 24 Mbps
 -72 dBm @ 54 Mbps

Channel Selection

802.11g:

1 to 11 (FCC), 1 to 13 (ETSI)

Security

WPA2 Enterprise – 802.11i AES w/RADIUS

[PEAP, TTLS, TLS, EAP]

WPA2 Personal – 802.11i AES w/Passphrase

Legacy WPA TKIP, WEP support

 

Physical

Enclosure

Extruded aluminum with DIN and panel mount

Size

14.8 x 11.8 x 3.8 cm (H x W x D)
 5.82 x 4.64 x 1.48 in (H x W x D)

Shock

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

Vibration

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

Ethernet Ports

(1) 10/100/1000 Base-T, RJ45 connector

Serial Port

(1) DB9 female (serial tunneling & encapsulation)

Antenna Port

(1) RP-SMA connector

Weight

1.1 lbs (499g)

 

Environmental

Operating Temperature

Humidity

Up to 100% RH, with no condensation

External Power

Power over Ethernet

10 VDC to 24 VDC

802.3af Compliant

Peak Power Consumption

< 7W

The ProSoft Technology 802.11g High Power Industrial Hotspot™ (RLX2-IHG) is a high-speed wireless Ethernet radio for applications up to 10 mi. / 16 km. The RLX2-IHG uses the 2.4 GHz band and supports a data rate up to 54Mbps. The Hotspot supports Access Point, Repeater, Bridging, and Client modes. The RLX2-IHG offers fast roaming, hazardous location certifications, as well as vibration and shock resistance.

 

The included IH Browser configuration and monitoring software allows the user to view network topology, assign IP addresses, monitor network diagnostics, and update radio firmware. The optional OPC Diagnostic Server is ideal for managing long-range wireless SCADA networks.The ProSoft Technology 802.11g High Power Industrial Hotspot™ (RLX2-IHG) is a high-speed wireless Ethernet radio for applications up to 10 mi. / 16 km. The RLX2-IHG uses the 2.4 GHz band and supports a data rate up to 54Mbps. The Hotspot supports Access Point, Repeater, Bridging, and Client modes. The RLX2-IHG offers fast roaming, hazardous location certifications, as well as vibration and shock resistance. 
The included IH Browser configuration and monitoring software allows the user to view network topology, assign IP addresses, monitor network diagnostics, and update radio firmware. The optional OPC Diagnostic Server is ideal for managing long-range wi

Hardware

Enclosure

Extruded aluminum with DIN and panel mount

Size

14.8 x 11.8 x 3.8 cm (H x W x D),  5.82 x 4.64 x 1.48 in (H x W x D)

Shock

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

Vibration

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

Ethernet Ports

(1) 10/100/1000 Base-T, RJ45 connector

Serial Port

(1) DB9 female (serial tunneling & encapsulation)

Antenna Ports

(1) RP-SMA connector

Weight

1.1 lbs (499g)

Environmental

 

Operating Temperature

-40°C to +75°C (-40°F to +167°F)

Humidity

Up to 100% RH, with no condensation

External PowerPoE (Power over Ethernet)

10 VDC to 24 VDC 802.3af Compliant

Peak Power Consumption

< 7W

Shipped with unit:

(1) A2502S-OA (2 dBi omni-directional stub antenna)
(1) Industrial-class microSD card with default configuration loaded
(1) Power Connector Plug (for connection to customer's DC power source wiring)
(1) Power connector wire insertion tool
(1) Product Support DVD

RadioLinx Bench Test Accessory Kit available (RLX-IHBTK)

Downloads

RLX2 Add On Instruction 1.5 3.57 kB Last Modified 12/14/2016
RLX2-IHx Firmware v0036H1_R - JAPAN ONLY 1.69 MB Last Modified 08/07/2017
RLX2-IHG Datasheet 302.50 kB Last Modified 04/28/2017
RLX2-IHBTK Datasheet 154.36 kB Last Modified 04/02/2013
RLX2-IHx User Manual 7.20 MB Last Modified 08/07/2017
ProSoft Wireless Designer (PSW-PWD) version 4.5.013 6.00 MB Last Modified 05/30/2014
ProSoft Wireless Designer (PSW-PWD) Datasheet 169.63 kB Last Modified 02/21/2013
ProSoft Wireless Designer User Manual 1.32 MB Last Modified 02/22/2013
RLX2-IHx Firmware v0036H_R 1.69 MB Last Modified 05/22/2017
RLX2-IHx_MIB 18.38 kB Last Modified 02/07/2017
RadioLinx IH Browser Version 3.1.3.12 1.69 MB Last Modified 02/10/2017
RadioLinx OPC Server version 1.3.1 (XP) 1.10 MB Last Modified 02/21/2013

Videos

 
 

Certifications

EX Certificate (ATEX Directive) 79.28 kB Last Modified 03/14/2013
CB Safety 47.05 kB Last Modified 03/14/2013
Declaration of Conformity (RoHS/CE) 302.45 kB Last Modified 09/12/2017
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 47.14 kB Last Modified 02/06/2014
Country Approval - Argentina 140.08 kB Last Modified 02/25/2015
Country Approval - Australia 30.79 kB Last Modified 05/19/2014
Country Approval - Brazil 240.10 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016
Country Approval - Chile 753.37 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
Country Approval - China 2.46 MB Last Modified 09/17/2015
Country Approval - Indonesia 252.75 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
Country Approval - Malaysia 593.23 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
Country Approval - Mexico 139.94 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
Country Approval - New Zealand 34.81 kB Last Modified 05/19/2014
Country Approval - Singapore 48.32 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
Country Approval - United Arab Emirates 385.58 kB Last Modified 02/06/2014