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

Taipei, Taiwan, August, 2012 – Moxa’s latest offering is the AWK-1127 Series, an IEEE 802.11 a/b/g WLAN client with a serial interface, making it the most rugged wireless client available for industrial networking applications. Virtually identical to the AWK-1121, with the exception of a serial port, the AWK-1127 is optimized for applications requiring a dedicated wireless client with compact design and industrial-strength features. With Turbo Roaming™ to give millisecond-level handoffs, redundant power inputs, optional wide-temperature operation (-40 to 75°C), and a serial interface for effortless serial device connectivity, the AWK-1127 ensures the highest level of reliability and availability for wireless communications, making it a sturdy, ideal solution for any serial industrial application with limited space.


Serial-interface Supported
The AWK-1127 comes with a RS-232/422/485 supported serial port, allowing connection to both Ethernet and serial devices for application versatility. With this small, light, and yet rugged industrial design, the AWK-1127 provides the perfect solution for connecting legacy devices to WLAN networks where space is limited and a robust, dedicated client is required. The AWK-1127 is not only ruggedly designed for harsh industrial environments, it also satisfies your need to connect your legacy devices to the Ethernet allowing for greater versatility.

WLAN Client Optimized Performance
The AWK-1127 WLAN client provides key wireless benefits like mobility, flexibility, wider coverage, highly cost-effective, and is specifically designed for hard-to-wire, tightly spaced applications. Roaming for the AWK-1127 are benchmarked at millisecond-level speeds, providing handovers that effectively eliminate connectivity gaps for latency-sensitive applications like automatic guided vehicles (AGV) in factory automation systems, or like those often found in intelligent transportation systems (ITS). With these exclusive innovative features, the AWK-1127 offers flexibility, convenience, cost-savings, and efficiency.

If you are deploying a wireless network from scratch, you will find the AWK-1127 the most convenient and reliable solution for automation applications in the manufacturing, transportation, power, and oil/gas industries. To learn more, contact Moxa through our website, at https://www.moxa.com/Event/IW/2012/AWK-1121/Index.html

Product Features

  • 1 RS-232/422/485 supported serial port 
  •  IEEE 802.11a/b/g compliant WLAN client
  • Client-based, millisecond-level 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.