IP30-rated Wireless LAN Access Points Offer Enhanced Security Features

Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. introduces the Scalance W784 line of IP30-rated wireless LAN access points that offer data security, deterministic control to prioritize client traffic and the flexibility of IEEE 802.11b/g/a open standards.

An aluminum housing and a small foot print allow the access points and client modules to be either wall mounted or panel mounted on a 35-millimeter standard mounting rail.

Offering enhanced security features, the Scalance W784 access points support the WiFi Protected Access (WPA2) specification and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for 128-bit encryption, along with MAC address filtering. The access points also support the standard Point Coordinated Function (PCF) protocol as well as industrial PCF (iPCF) that offers predictable response times and fast roaming times of less than 50ms.

Similar to the Scalance W788 industrial and the outdoor-rated W786 access points, the W784 access points have one radio and may be operated in Ethernet Client Mode. The access points also provide a high level of management control over traffic patterns, with a patented Quality of Service (QoS) feature that prioritizes critical client traffic.

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Automation systems