Siemens updates IWLAN portfolio
IWLAN access point for harsh environments in the industry and transportation sectors
Siemens has added the new Scalance W774-1 M12 EEC to the company’s industrial wireless LAN portfolio: This compact WLAN access point allows the realization of reliable indoor and outdoor wireless networks. Thanks to its rugged design, it is not only suitable for use in automation systems but also in harsh environments like those found in the field of transportation. This device meets the relevant requirements of the EN 50155 standard for railway applications as well as those for E1 certification for use in motor vehicles.
Its resilient aluminum housing makes the new access point highly resistant to malfunctions even in harsh environments (dirt, shock and vibration). Conformal coating of the printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic components provide the module with additional moisture protection. M12 connectors ensure a stable connection to the network. The device’s extended temperature range from -30 °C to +65 °C means it is able to provide a reliable wireless connection and high availability even under extreme conditions. Being so compact, the Scalance W774-1 M12 EEC access Point is also particularly suitable for installation in small spaces, for example in vehicles or in control cabinets. Furthermore, the Simatic design allows fast and flush mounting, for example directly adjacent to the Siemens Simatic S7-1500 controllers.
The new IWLAN access point represents an extension to Siemens’ Scalance W770 product line launched in fall 2013. Like all the products in this Scalance W range, the new Scalance W774-1 M12 EEC also supports transmission rates of up to 300 Mbit/s. It also contains MIMO antenna technology (multiple-input, multiple-output) in accordance with the IEEE 802.11n standard, which ensures a high level of reliability in data transmission. Thanks to the optional Key-Plug W780 iFeatures swap medium, special supplementary features (so-called iFeatures) can be added to the access point, for example to enable use of wireless PROFINET real-time communication.
Please go to www.siemens.com/iwlan for further information on industrial wireless LAN.