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  • Advantech Introduces 802.11b/g Industrial Wireless Access Point
  • The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the EKI-6311G 802.11 b/g Wireless Access Point, Client Bridge and Repeater, which offers standards-based and license-free wireless connectivity for industrial devices, equipment, and applications
  • For maximum flexibility, the EKI-6311G supports multiple operating modes
  • As an Access Point, it allows wireless devices to communication with each other and with 10/100Base-TX Ethernet wired networks
  • For applications where a wireless extension cord is needed, Client Bridge operation connects one or more wired devices to a wireless network
  • While combining both of these modes, the unit operates as a wireless repeater to extend wireless coverage areas
  • The EKI-6311G is enclosed in a dust-tight and water-tight weatherproof plastic enclosure
  • With an IP65 rating it can be used for a number of different applications, ranging from indoor plant/factory locations to outdoor use
  • A single conduit connection is all that is required for both external power and wired network connections
  • Addressing security and data integrity concerns, the EKI-6311G supports enterprise standards like WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access 2) and 802.1x remote authentication, for secure wireless communications and to ensure that only authorized users and devices are permitted access
  • The unit is also SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) manageable, which means it is easily integrated with enterprise performance and availability monitoring systems
  • For quick and easy installation, all required installation hardware is included in the box
  • Two (2) detachable antennas are included, in addition to a wall or mast mounting bracket
  • Plus, an in-line PoE (Power over Ethernet) injector simplifies installation, by providing power to the unit over the same Cat5e cable that connects it to your network
  • For setup, all that is needed is a PC or laptop equipped with a web browser
  • The EKI-6311G is ideal solution for adding wireless capability to plant and factory wired networks

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