MOXA Networking has released an industrial IEEE 802.11g wireless product that can be used as an AP, bridge or AP client. AWK-1100 is designed to be used with Ethernet switches and other Ethernet-ready devices to provide ready access to a wireless LAN. It offers Wi-Fi Protected Access security capability, an operating temperature range from 0°C to 60°C, and redundant power inputs.
Wireless networking provides the flexibility of being able to set up a network anywhere at any time. Wireless networks can be set up quickly in areas that are not yet wired or are too hard to wire.
The system provides high performance and lowers costs by reducing cabling. Moxa overcomes security issues providing Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security specifications to overcome weaknesses in Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP).
AWK-1100 is designed for industrial applications that require connecting an Ethernet-ready device to a wireless LAN. AWK-1100 can authenticate and authorise wireless users by IEEE 802.1x and remote authentication user dial-in service (RADIUS), and communicate with a back-end RADIUS server to see if a wireless user is allowed to access the wireless network. The DIN-rail mounting feature, wide operating temperature range and IP30 case with LED indicators make the AWK-1100 a convenient plug-and-play device for industrial wireless applications.