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MOXA unveils IP67/68-rated wireless Access Point/Bridge and AP Client for outdoors

Taipei, Taiwan , September 24, 2007— MOXA is pleased to announce the release of two new industrial wireless products for outdoor use. The AWK-1200 series includes an Access Point/Bridge, and an AP Client, both of which have a rugged IP68/67 certified weatherproof casing to withstand extreme environmental conditions. The robust features and deployment flexibility make the AWK-1200 series products ideally suited for outdoor industrial applications.


Weatherproof design, flexible deployment, maximum security
As a leading provider of industrial wireless products, MOXA is committed to providing wireless solutions that are suitable for today's industrial wireless applications. Because of the increased interest in using wireless connectivity for outdoor applications such as windmill farms and highway tunnels, MOXA has taken the initiative to produce the first IP67/68-certified wireless Access Point/Bridge and AP Client. Both products are designed to withstand the harmful effects caused by rain, dust, and hot temperatures.


The AWK-1200 series products are fully compliant with IEEE802.11g/b. The robust mechanical design offers seamless protection against the effects of dust and water, and as an added bonus, the products support the IEEE802.3af PoE (Power-over-Ethernet)protocol to eliminate the need to for expensive electrical work in outdoor environments. The AWK-1200's detachable antenna design gives users the freedom to use a variety of special-purpose antennas. In addition, the both AWK-1200 models are guaranteed to work reliably in temperatures ranging from -20 to 70°C. Wireless security is enhanced using WEP, WPA/WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access), and IEEE802.1X authentication to guarantee a safe, wireless network environment.


Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless connection
The AWK-1200 can be used for Point-to-Point (PTP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PTMP) wireless communication to allow multiple locations to share a single Internet connection. Outdoor wireless networks that use the AWK-1200 extend connectivity beyond the building walls and wired backbones to deliver cost-effective service, and expand information access to the outdoors.


Extend signal coverage with the right antenna
The AWK-1200 has a detachable antenna design, which gives users the flexibility of choosing from a variety of special-purpose antennas for the widest coverage. MOXA also offers directional and omni-directional antennas for users' extended transmission.


AWK-1200 Features


  • IP68 rated Wireless Access Point/Bridge and IP67 rated Wireless AP Client
  • Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint wireless connectivity
  • Flexible deployment with PoE and detachable antenna design
  • WEP/WPA/WPA2/IEEE802.1X authentication
  • -20 to 70°C operation for temperature-uncontrolled areas

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.