To simplify access to critical production data in manufacturing plants, offers Rockwell Automation Now the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 Wireless Access Point (WAP) with Workgroup Bridge. While traditional wireless clients connect only to one IP address, the Stratix 5100 WAP engineers can connect 20 IP addresses simultaneously. This shortens development time in the integration of machines and devices into the industrial control network.
The Stratix 5100 WAP is suitable for industrial networks that require secure and reliable wireless connectivity. Enterprise-grade semiconductors and streamlined radio control provide robust mobile access that includes 802.11a / b / g / n with 3x4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology and three spatial streams.
With the Stratix 5100 Wireless Access Point and the Workgroup Bridge, users can access even production data from remote and hard-to-reach areas. These data can then be exchanged between automation systems and fed into information systems, where they are analyzed and used as a basis for decision-making processes.
The WAP works with Cisco IOS, providing excellent performance and configuration options. In addition, the Stratix 5100 WAP provides very good integration with the Integrated Architecture system with detailed network diagnostic data.