802.11abgn Fast Industrial Hotspot RLX2

RLX2-IHNF

802.11abgn Fast Industrial Hotspot RLX2

RLX2-IHNF

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.

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Description

802.11abgn Fast Industrial Hotspot RLX2

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.

Safety is key in applications with moving equipment. Download this application guide to discover how you can use functional safety protocols (such as CIP Safety) over your industrial wireless network.

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 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

Architectures

RLX2-IHNF Plant Architecture All Channels

RLX2-IHNF Fast Roaming Architecture All Channels

 

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/NTRA)
1 to 11
1 to 13
5.150 GHz to 5.250 GHz (FCC/ETSI/NTRA)

5.260 GHz to 5.350 GHz (NTRA)*
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 64*
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)

*Max power in NTRA model is 20 dBm in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

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

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 150 Hz)
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)

NOTE:  All products are pre-order items

Specifications, downloads & certifications