ELPRO Technologies has released the 240U-E Industrial WIFI wireless Ethernet - the first Industrial WIFI product offering a lifetime warranty.
The 240U-E is an industrial-strength 802.11b unit providing reliable, high-speed connectivity across a broad range of Ethernet applications, specifically for process and automation plants.
Each unit can be configured as an access point/client, bridge or router. This offers real flexibility in demanding installations, making full use of ELPRO's Industrial Strength 2.4GHz DSSS technology.
The 240U-E has been designed and built for demanding industrial applications, with temperature ratings down to -35°C (-30°F) and up to 65°C (150°F) with humidity up to 99%.
With wireless data rates of up to 11Mb/s, the 240U-E secures data with military grade 128-bit AES encryption, as well as WEP encryption to maintain WIFI compatibility. Firewall protection is provided via message filtering at MAC address level.
The 240U-E also includes RS232 and RS485 serial port connectivity and a discrete contact I/O channel for alarm transfer.
The 240U-E is powered from a broad 9-30Vdc power supply.
The ELPRO 240U-E is designed for the global market, with 300mW or 100mW RF power to suit world-wide regulations.
With industry-best receiver sensitivity of -96dBm, the unit has an outdoor range of up to 8km line-of-site in North America and Australia and 1km in Europe.
For internal installations or industrial environments, the range is approximately 100m through buildings, factory walls and steelwork.
Integral repeater functionality increases operating range even further.
The ELPRO 240U-E offers easy configuration via a web-browser. An impressive list of diagnostics features is available to ensure fast commissioning and fast trouble-shooting.
Configuration and diagnostics of remote units is possible via the wireless link ensuring trouble-free installation.