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802.11abgn Fast Industrial Hotspot RLX2 (FCC)

RLX2-IHNF-A

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 indoor or outdoor applications.

The Hotspot supports Access Point, Repeater, and Client modes. 802.11n technology delivers fast data rates up to 300 Mbps. This provides excellent packet-per-second performance and robust communications in rugged industrial environments. The 802.11n MIMO & Channel bonding supports demanding wireless applications such as Ethernet I/O and high-resolution video.

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.

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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
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) lets machine builders deploy many machines without needing to change IP addresses every time.
  • 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 AeroScout RTLS (real-time location services) tagging by passing signals from tags to the network
  • 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
  • Simple local and remote configuration, monitoring, and wireless network diagnostics via IH Browser utility or SNMP

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

 

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/ETSI Series C only)
* 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)

 

Antenna Impact:
3 Antennas/MIMO: Use values above
2 Antennas: Subtract 2 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

 

6.5 Mbps

13.5 Mbps

MCS0

1 Stream

 

65 Mbps

150 Mbps

MCS7

 

 

13 Mbps

27 Mbps

MCS8

2 Streams

 

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, RADIUS

Network Features

NAT, VLAN, QoS, IGMP Snooping

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 2-27 (20G, 3-Axis)

Vibration

IEC 60068 2-6 (5G, 10 to 150Hz)

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° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C), RLX2-IHNF Series B and C 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

< 9W (Series B), < 8W (Series C)

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) 301.40 kB Last Modified 12/05/2018
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 47.14 kB Last Modified 02/06/2014
Country Approval - Argentina 92.97 kB Last Modified 01/31/2019
Country Approval - Australia 30.90 kB Last Modified 05/19/2014
Country Approval - Brazil 233.44 kB Last Modified 05/21/2019
Country Approval - Chile 743.09 kB Last Modified 12/17/2014
Country Approval - China 1.14 MB Last Modified 03/01/2019
Country Approval - Costa Rica 203.67 kB Last Modified 01/31/2019
Country Approval - Ecuador 733.72 kB Last Modified 02/19/2019
Country Approval - Egypt 427.36 kB Last Modified 01/31/2019
Country Approval - India (2.4 GHz) 708.23 kB Last Modified 07/30/2019
Country Approval - India (5.0 GHz) 737.89 kB Last Modified 07/30/2019
Country Approval - Japan 161.39 kB Last Modified 02/19/2019
Country Approval - Malaysia 293.17 kB Last Modified 05/23/2017
Country Approval - Mexico 1.24 MB Last Modified 01/31/2019
Country Approval - New Zealand 36.50 kB Last Modified 05/19/2014
Country Approval - Oman 177.13 kB Last Modified 07/02/2019
Country Approval - Peru 420.12 kB Last Modified 01/31/2019
Country Approval - Qatar 348.50 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016
Country Approval - Saudi Arabia 362.48 kB Last Modified 02/06/2019
Country Approval - Singapore 87.21 kB Last Modified 05/21/2019
Country Approval - South Africa 352.94 kB Last Modified 02/24/2016
Country Approval - Taiwan 613.23 kB Last Modified 11/14/2016
Country Approval - Thailand 776.65 kB Last Modified 07/02/2019
Country Approval - Saudi Arabia 451.66 kB Last Modified 07/02/2019
Country Approval - United Arab Emirates 55.81 kB Last Modified 07/02/2019