Moxa introduced its new AWK-4252A Series 3-in-1 industrial wireless Access Point/Bridge/Client optimised for faster data transmission speeds through the incorporation of IEEE 802.11ac technology resulting in aggregated data rates of up to 1.267 Gbps, or about three times faster than the 450 Mbps of 802.11n.
The AWK-4252A can operate concurrently on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz dual-band Turbo Roaming with an average handover time under 150 ms and is backwards-compatible with existing 802.11a/b/g/n deployments to future-proof wireless investments.
Reliability is top-of-mind for every industrial network application. Moxa designed the AWK-4252A to comply with the most demanding industrial standards and approvals covering operating temperature, power input voltage, surge, ESD, and vibration.
Its IP68-rated weatherproof metal housing withstands the rigours of harsh outdoor environments from -40° to 75° C, while its enhanced antenna port isolation protects against up to 30 kV ESD and 6 kV surges. Two redundant DC power inputs increase the reliability of the power supply.
Moxa considers security an integral part of network reliability. Based on the principle of secure-by-design, the AWK-4252A is certified for IEC 62443-4-2 by the IECEE.
Compliance with this standard not only ensures device-level security for industrial automation and control systems (IACS), but also verifies that these devices are suitable for building an IEC 62443-3-3 compliant security environment, resulting in lower development risk, time, and cost. It also supports the latest WPA3 encryption for an additional layer of WLAN security.
The AWK-4252A can be powered via PoE to facilitate flexible, cost-effective deployments. Network Address Translation (1-to-n NAT) optimises the machine integration flow by simplifying IP address assignment while avoiding IP conflicts between existing devices connecting to the OT network wirelessly.