WAP Extends Reach Of EtherNet/IP

Stratix 5100 wireless access point

Rockwell Automation launched the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 wireless access point (WAP) featuring a work group bridge. The Stratix 5100 WAP enables engineers to connect up to 19 IP addresses simultaneously – helping reduce design time when integrating machines and equipment into the industrial control network.

The Stratix 5100 WAP is suited for industrial networks needing secure and reliable wireless connectivity. Silicon and optimized radios deliver a mobility experience that includes 802.11a/b/g/n with 3 by 4 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology and three spatial streams.

The Stratix 5100 WAP uses Cisco IOS. In addition, the Stratix 5100 WAP provides integration to the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system with detailed network diagnostic information. The Stratix 5100 WAP complements the Allen Bradley ControlLogix EtherNet/IP communication modules and portfolio of Stratix switches from Rockwell Automation.

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