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Moxa unveils a new line of WLAN clients optimized for industrial automation

Taipei, Taiwan, March 12nd, 2012 – Moxa’s latest offering is the AWK-1121 Series, an IEEE 802.11 a/b/g WLAN client that offers the most rugged wireless client available in the industrial networking world. Optimized for applications requiring a dedicated wireless client, the AWK-1121 is specially designed to cater space-constrained, mission-critical demands. With Turbo Roaming™ to give under-100 ms handoffs, redundant power inputs, and models that operate in temperatures ranging from -40 to 75°C, the AWK-1121 promises to give you the highest level of reliability and availability for wireless communications. Further, all of this is packaged in an extra slim casing rated IP30, making Moxa’s AWK-1121 Series a sturdy, natural fit for any industrial application with limited space.
 
Small and Light, but Rugged
The AWK-1121 is ruggedly designed for any harsh industrial environment, with standard models staying operable in temperatures ranging from 0° to 60°C and extended temperature models that keep working from -40° up to 75°C. In addition, the AWK-1121 may be mounted either by DIN rail or on walls, while sporting dual 12 to 48 VDC power inputs, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) for PoE models, and an IP30 case with LED indicators. Further, this physically rugged design is also super-compact and light, another first for WLAN clients. With this small, light, and yet rugged industrial design, the AWK-1121 provides the perfect solution for applications where space is limited and a robust, dedicated client is required.
 
WLAN Client Optimized Performance
The convenience of being able to connect devices without the use of wires has led to the unprecedented success of wireless technologies in the commercial sector, and these same technologies are now making a headstrong move into industrial environments. The AWK-1121 WLAN client provides all key wireless benefits like mobility, flexibility, wider coverage, and economic savings, and is specifically designed for hard-to-wire, tightly spaced applications. Roaming handoffs for the AWK-1121 are benchmarked at an unprecedented 100ms or less, making it so speedy that connectivity gaps are effectively eliminated for latency-sensitive applications like automatic guided vehicles (AGV) in factory automation systems, or like those often found in intelligent transportation systems (ITS). With this unique collection of innovative features, the AWK-1121 is extremely simple to set up and secure. These sound benefits are the unique results of the AWK-1121’s quality design, providing you with flexibility, convenience, economy and efficiency.
 

If you are building a wireless network from scratch, you will find the AWK-1121 the most convenient and reliable solution for automation applications in the manufacturing, transportation, power, and oil and gas industries. To learn more, contact Moxa through our website at  https://www.moxa.com/Event/IW/2012/AWK-1121/Index.html

Product Features

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g compliant WLAN client
  • Client-based, under-100ms roaming handoffs
  • -40 to 75°C operating range (T models)
  • Redundant 12 to 48 VDC power inputs
  • PoE 802.11af compliant (PoE model Only)
  • Maximum security with WEP/WPA/WPA2/802.11X and powerful custom filters
 

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.