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New Access Points for future-proof industrial networks

8 November 2017

•  Scalance W1788 ensures investment in industrial networks with WLAN
Standard IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2
•  Optimum implementation of wireless applications with high bandwidths
•  Wide-ranging networking scope through integrated switch
•  Reliable redundancy in harsh environmental conditions

Siemens is extending its portfolio of network components with Scalance W1788 Access Points, which are designed to facilitate implementation of the current WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 in industrial applications. Users will benefit from investment protection for industrial networks, and the assurance of future-proof wireless applications and projects in industrial environments.

The standard will enable wireless applications with high bandwidths to be ideally implemented at gigabit data rates – for instance to transmit video data or where a high user density is involved. The integrated switch features two managed Ethernet gigabit ports offering wide-ranging networking possibilities such as link aggregation.The industrial feature (iFeature) iPRP (Industrial Parallel Redundancy Protocol) ensures reliable redundancy via WLAN even in the toughest of ambient conditions.

Scalance W1788 uses MU-MIMO (Multiuser Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology to structure data flows and achieve higher data transmission rates. The Access Points can be used outside of the control cabinet. Their high IP65 protection class and the screw-fixed M12 and N-Connect enable them to withstand harsh industrial environments. To allow flexible and easyinstallation, the Scalance W1788 Access Points are available with internal or remote antennas, and come in anumber of product variants and designs to suit the relevant application. These include variants with one or two radios for optimum data utilization, or a special EEC variant for use in enhanced environmental conditions for applications such as railways. All Access Points are available in different country variants to facilitate their application around the world. Like all Scalance W components, the new Access Points also come with the familiar parameterization interfaces and a wide range of matching accessories and antennas for every application.

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