RLX-IFH24E

Industrial Frequency Hopping 2.4GHz Ethernet

RLX-IFH24E-A

Discontinued: No new product for sale. More Info
Recommended replacements: RLX2-IFH24E

The Industrial Frequency Hopping 2.4GHz series of radios provide powerful and secure wireless Ethernet and serial communications. They are well suited for demanding, long-range (up to 15+ miles) SCADA and other Ethernet applications, including those in harsh or hazardous environments. Operating in the internationally license-free 2.4 GHz band, the RLX-IFH24E offers an alternative when other wireless technologies cannot be used due to government regulations, band saturation, or customer preference.

The RLX-IFH24E is user configurable as a master, repeater and remote radio. It provides virtual peer-to-peer packet switching and network optimization using advanced Smart Switch technology. Combined with an industry leading high-speed transmitter, the RLX-IFH24E is ideal for applications requiring fast and reliable communications at long distances.

The RLX-IFH24E is quickly 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.
The RLX-IFH24E employs proprietary frequency hopping algorithms and 128 bit AES encryption algorithm approved by most governments for critical networks.

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Features and Benefits

High Speed 2.4 GHz Frequency Hopping Ethernet

  • 1.1 Mbps RF data rate at up to 15+ miles
  • Low latency mode supports up to 300 packets per second
  • Internationally unlicensed 2.4 GHz frequency

Rugged and Powerful

  • Up to 1 W 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 for use in hazardous locations (CSA/UL Class I Div 2)

Strong Data and Network Security

  • 128 bit AES Encryption with TKIP
  • 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

902-928 MHz

Protocols

All standard IEEE 802.3 protocols

Security

128 bit AES encryption with TKIP

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 100 mW
20 dBm to 30 dBm

Channel data rates (Programmable)

1.1 Mbps or 345 kbps

Receiver Sensitivity (Typical)

1.1 Mbps: -98 dBm @ 10-6 BER
345 kbps: -106 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

 117 x 112 x 41 mm (W x H x D)
 4.6 x 4.4 x 1.6 inches
 

Ethernet Ports

One 10/100 Base-T connector, shielded RJ45IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x

Serial Data Port

RS-232, DB9RS-422 and RS-485300 bps to 230 kbps

Antenna Ports

(1) RP-SMA connector

Weight

1.0 lbs (454 g)

Environmental

Operating Temperature

–40° C to +65° C

Humidity

5 To 95% RH, non-condensing

Vibration

IEC 60068-2-6 – 20g, 3-axis

Shock

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

External Power

9 to 30 VDC

Power Consumption

12 W peak

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-IFHxE Overall Dimension Drawings 105.18 kB Last Modified 06/13/2014
ProSoft Wireless Designer User Manual 1.32 MB Last Modified 02/22/2013
SNMP MIB file 53.65 kB Last Modified 02/22/2013
RLX-IFH24E Datasheet 339.19 kB Last Modified 04/01/2015
ControlScape Datasheet 1.17 MB Last Modified 02/01/2018
RadioLinx OPC Server Datasheet 282.21 kB Last Modified 07/10/2015
RLX-IFHE User Manual 1.72 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
RLX-IFH24E Firmware 1.11 MB Last Modified 05/14/2014

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Certifications

Australian C-Tick Mark 197.87 kB Last Modified 12/05/2012
CB Safety 32.95 kB Last Modified 08/27/2012
CE Mark 92.84 kB Last Modified 03/13/2013
FSB Notification 13.46 MB Last Modified 08/27/2012
Russian GOST-R 7.07 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
Russian GOST-R (Mandatory) 11.49 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
GOST-R Declaration of Conformity 6.68 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
Country Approval - China - RLXIB-IFH24E_A 392.29 kB Last Modified 07/02/2019