www.mo xa .c o m Industrial Wireless 6 Industrial Wireless LAN Solutions > Introduction to Industrial Wireless LAN Solutions 6-5 900 MHz Long Distance Communications Wireless Interoperability Deploying long distance communication is usually expensive for industrial applications that require a fast and reliable connection. Moxa’s AWK-3191 wireless AP/bridge/client not only eliminates the wiring expense, it also gives users field tested 900 MHz wireless communication at a 6 Mbps data rate over a distance of 30 km, providing an excellent alternative to expensive microwave radios. Unlike traditional point-to-point 900 MHz devices, the AWK-3191 supports both master/slave and AP/client operation modes to enable both point-to-point and point-to-multi-point communication for the line-of-sight applications required by a wide range of applications, including open-pit mining, offshore drilling, pipeline monitoring, and various oil and gas field communication applications. High interoperability in wireless devices makes it easier for operators to install, operate, and maintain wireless networks. The next generation of devices in the AWK-A series comes with a certification for interoperability from the Wi-Fi Alliance, and features the MAC clone function that simplifies the deployment of your wireless network. Smart Factory Automation with MAC Clone Function The AWK-A series can automatically clone the MAC address of a connected Ethernet device by simply enabling the MAC Clone feature. The MAC Clone feature is particularly important for automation networks where PLCs won’t allow connection requests from unregistered MAC addresses. Single-RF Wireless Transceiver Dual-RF Wireless Transceiver Category Features AWK-1131A AWK-3131A AWK-4131A AWK-3191 AWK-5232 AWK-6232 Wireless Communication Client-based Turbo Roaming – Long Distance Communication – 10 km point-to-point communication (with high-gain directional antenna) 10 km point-to-point communication (with high-gain directional antenna) 30 km point-to-point communication (with high-gain directional antenna) – – Wireless Redundancy AeroLink Protection – – – – Dual Radio Wireless Redundancy – – – – Extreme Reliability Power Isolation – – Antenna Isolation – – Operating Temp. Standard 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F) -25 to 60°C (-13 to 140°F) – -25 to 60°C (-13 to 140°F) -25 to 60°C (-13 to 140°F) – Wide -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F) -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F) -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F) -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F) -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F) -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F) Ingress Protection IP30 IP30 IP68 IP30 IP30 IP68 Hazardous Location – Class I Div II ATEX Zone 2 – Class I Div II – – 5 GHz DFS Channel Support – – – Interoperability MAC Clone – – – Wi-Fi Alliance Certified – – – Wi-Fi Alliance Certified Interoperability With the advancement of handheld technologies, smart phones and tablet computers have become important gadgets in everyone’s life. These devices are not only serving daily personal communication and entertainment needs, but also are now increasingly being used in work-related operations. To ensure that the Wi-Fi access points can reliably communicate with different brands of handheld devices, they must conform to the Wi-Fi standard. Wi-Fi Alliance is a non- profit organization that promotes Wi-Fi technology and certifies Wi-Fi products. The devices are certified only after they go through rigorous testing on multiple radio and data formats, security protocols, and power management mechanisms. Devices certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance have a higher level of interoperability than the non-certified devices. Moxa’s AWK-A series wireless radios certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance for interoperability are compatible with other Wi-Fi devices that are available in the field today.