Unbreakable wireless network solution

As the age of the industrial IoT continues to converge multiple data communications systems into a single network, network reliability will become more critical than ever since a single device failure can affect network availability on a much greater scale. Although wireless networks provide many benefits—such as cost savings, flexibility, and scalability, and making network expansion or restructuring easy—network reliability under harsh and complex environments remains a major obstacle to operators adopting wireless solutions for mission-critical applications.

Common Issues Faced in Factory Equipment Connectivity

  • How to protect wireless devices in harsh industrial environment?

There are many potential threats hidden in industrial environments that operators can easily overlook but are still extremely dangerous to wireless devices. For example, everyday factory equipment, such as motors or generators, can cause inrush current to damage your wireless device when you connect them to the same power supply. If you ignore these risks, system downtime caused by inrush current or ESD may lead to lost productivity, extra maintenance effort and costs, and increased total cost of ownership. Moxa’s  Dual isolation design offers comprehensive protection that keeps system voltage stable and isolates ESD from power inputs and antenna ports.

  • How to avoid wireless communication downtime in mobile equipment and moving parts?

Wireless communication can be interrupted mainly due to Wi-Fi protocol’s long handover times between access points and/or obstacles in the wireless transmission path. Moxa’s AeroLink Roaming technology enabled with MIMO antennas shortens the handover time down to millisecond level providing uninterrupted connections in a variety of indoor and outdoor scenarios.

  • How to optimize wireless performance on the factory floor?

Wireless configuration is made easy, secure and error-free by Moxa’s AeroMag Error-Free Configure technology, which also automatically ensures the best available channels are used for optimized wireless performance.

 

Technology Behind Our Solution

  • Dual Isolation Protection

Moxa’s AWK-A series has built-in strong electromagnetic protection which can help minimize the possibility of system downtime and deliver continuous wireless transmission. This unique built-in design not only protect your devices from environmental damage, but also makes field site installation much easier by reducing unnecessary accessories. Watch the video to learn more.

 

  • AeroLink Roaming Technology

Moxa’s AWK-A series built with AeroLink technology provides reliable wireless bridge connection redundancy and prevent system downtime from a single device or frequency failure. The innovative AeroLink protection technology provides a smart failover method with fast recovery time and scalability, making it easy to enable multiple layers of wireless connection protection to Maximize your mission-critical system uptime and keep your entire network alive for continuous transmission. Watch the video to learn more.

 

  • AeroMag error free-configure Technology

Noxa’s AWK-A series built with AeroMag technology to provide fast pass to configuring the Wi-Fi settings for all your devices easily and for creating a stable, reliable Wi-Fi channels to use for your environment with just a click, and eliminate the need to additional configuration when adding new Wi-Fi devices to your network. Watch the video to learn more.

 

Construct a Truly Reliable Wireless Network with the AWK-A Series

There is no need to suffer from unreliable wireless connectivity due to ESD and unreliable wireless failover methods. After all, these are precisely the obstacles that Moxa’s AWK-A series products are designed to overcome through stronger protection and seamless connectivity that minimizes downtime and maximizes uptime for your mission-critical systems.

Model AWK-4131A AWK-3131A / AWK-3131A-T AWK-1131A / AWK-1131A-T AWK-1137C /AWK-1137C-T
Standards 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
No. of RFs 1 (2.4/5 GHz) 1 (2.4/5 GHz) 1 (2.4/5 GHz) 1 (2.4/5 GHz)
User Scenario Access Point, Bridge,
Client
Access Point, Bridge,
Client
Access Point, Client Wireless Client, plus Wireless serial device server
Dual Isolation Protection
AeroLink Technology
Turbo Roaming 150 ms handoffs 150 ms handoffs 150 ms handoffs 150 ms Handoffs
MAC Clone
AeroMag Technology
Operating Temp. -40 to 75°C -25 to 60°C
-40 to 75°C
0 to 60°C
-40 to 75°C
0 to 60°C
-40 to 75°C
 Approvals UL 60950-1, CE/FCC/TELEC
with DFS
 UL 60950-1, CE/FCC/TELEC
with DFS,
Class I Div II/ATEX Zone 2
 UL 60950-1, CE/FCC/TELEC
with DFS
UL 60950-1, CE/FCC/TELEC
with DFS