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Moxa's new industrial wireless AWK-3121 series simplifies infrastructure construction

Taipei, Taiwan, July 22, 2008 - Moxa Wireless is pleased to announce the release of the AWK-3121, a 3-in-1 industrial wireless AP/Bridge/Client. The new AWK-3121 will support more IEEE 802.11 standards and higher security levels, including wireless communication in the 5 GHz bandwidth. Moxa's AWK-3121 is also WPA2-enabled and highly secure for wireless networks that use Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) technology. Attractive features include redundant DC power inputs, Power-over-Ethernet, RS-232 console management support, 2 digital inputs and 1 relay output, and a wide temperature range from -40 to 75°C.



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 beginning to appear in various industrial environments. Choosing Moxa for your industrial wireless solutions offers a number of key benefits including mobility, flexibility, wider coverage, and cost savings. Furthermore, we understand that there are concerns over the confidentiality of data communication being transmitted over the air. Therefore, we engineered the industrial-grade AWK-3121 series to be IEEE 802.11a/b/g compliant, providing enhanced authentication techniques by WPA/WPA2 to improve Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). In addition to data encryption, the security capabilities of the AWK-3121 series include wireless user authentication and authorization through 802.1x/RADIUS (Remote Authentication User Dial-In Service) and TKIP support, as well as SSID broadcasting disabling and IP packet filters.

 

The AWK-3121 is ruggedly designed for any harsh industrial environment, including temperatures ranging from 0 to 60°C for standard models, and -40 to 75°C for extended temperature models. In addition, the AWK-3121 comes with DIN-rail or wall mounting, a fan-less design, dual 12 to 48 VDC power inputs, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and an IP30 case with LED indicators. With regards to onsite applications, the AWK-3121 will also be equipped with two digital inputs and one relay output. For greater reliability, the AWK-3121 supports STP/RSTP (IEEE802.1D/w) to prevent network looping and increase system availability with a redundant path. In addition, the RS-232 console management provides more flexibility onsite and IP-free management. If you are building a wireless network from scratch, the AWK-3121 is a convenient and reliable solution for industrial wireless applications such as factory automation, transportation automation, power automation, and oil and gas applications. Complete contact information for Moxa is available on our website at www.moxa.com

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AWK-3121 Key Features
? Industrial wireless Access Point/Bridge/Client with IEEE 802.11a/b/g
? Power input by redundant 24 VDC power inputs or PoE
? -40 to 75°C operating temperature range (for -T models)
? Powerful security with WPA/WPA2/IP packet filters
? Console/web-based management
? 64-bit and 128-bit WEP
? Enabling/disabling SSID broadcasts
? 2 digital inputs and 1 relay for monitoring and warning
? DIN-rail or wall mounting ability
? IP30 protected high-strength metal housing
? LED indicators for signal strength (for client mode)

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.