Wireless Industrial Ethernet Modem

Dec. 6, 2011
Industry embraces wireless connectivity as a primary connection method on networks and bus systems, Weidmuller’s new Industrial Ethernet device (2.4Ghz, Wi-Fi), created with the demands of the industrial marketplace in mind, can be easily dropped into any existing network. It is the ideal solution for wireless connections in process/automation applications connecting to PLCs, DCS/SCADA, data loggers or field instruments with an RS232/485 or Ethernet port/interface. Built around the 802.11b/g standard, Weidmuller’s new WI-MOD-E-G wireless Ethernet modem has a throughput speed of up to 108Mbps– perfect for supporting vision and video applications. It features 400mW of transmit power (up to 10 times that of consumer/commercial grade wireless devices), so it can broadcast much more information over greater distances or through obstructions. Weidmuller’s new modem can operate as a Router/Bridge, Access Point/Client and Serial Server (RS232/485). It has the ability to serve as a Wi-Fi device, and handle serial communications simultaneously, over a very intuitive interface– unique in the market today. By attaching an I/O expansion unit to the device, a user can send or receive up to 16-digital or 8-analog signals and Ethernet (Wi-Fi) at the same time. The WI-MOD-E-G modem readily provides standalone Modbus Master-Slave functionality within the network, and with other modules in the system featuring DHCP automatic IP addressing capability. Unit and data security is ensured with full WEP and WPA2 PSK (802.11i military standard) encryption, MAC address filtering, IP filtering, password login and white/black list authentication. Weidmuller’s new modem addresses the potential wireless Ethernet device weaknesses that have existed in industrial automation. With increased broadcast power, the ability to move Ethernet and serial signals simultaneously, Class 1, Division 2 hazardous area approvals, and industry leading throughput of 108Mbps, it is a strong and capable solution to wireless Ethernet communications.
  • easily dropped into any existing network
  • throughput speed of up to 108Mbps
  • 400mW of transmit power