Communications & Networking
Weidmuller debuts long range frequency data modems
By Alyssa Dalton
May 5, 2015 – Weidmuller has introduced two new licensed frequency data modems that promise powerful long-range communications (up to 40 miles) to extend Ethernet networks into difficult-to-access locations. Its design features built into the new wireless Ethernet modems claim to provide dynamic network optimization and intelligent routing for high reliability, lower latency and deterministic power management. They support 360 to 512 MHz and 928 to 960 MHz configurations; can operate in Access Point/Client configuration; function as a network Bridge/Router; or serve as a Serial Server (RS232/485). The WI-MOD-450-E-5W and WI-MOD-950-E-5W modems are ATEX/IECEx hazardous area approved, and offer DIN-rail or wall-mount options. Ideal for industrial networking applications, they integrate with Weidmuller wireless and wired networks to connect remote sensors, actuators and instrumentation to mission critical monitoring and control systems.