802.11n access point for industrial WiFi

Aaxeon Technologies' APN-300N can use its 5-GHz radio for backhaul and its 2.4-GHz radio for a local connection. It also has the capability to act as a two-port switch.

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Aaxeon Technologies will begin shipping a new, 802.11n wireless access point for industrial environments in Q3 2012, the company recently announced. Aaxeon already offers 802.11b/g and 80.211a/b/g models, and will add the 300-Mbit/sec-capable APN-300N model to its portfolio.

The APN-300N has a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio with two antennas, so it is able to support 2-transmit, 2-receive technology. The access point supports both the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands; users can select which band to use via a web interface, the company says. Additionally, it contains an independent radio option, by which the user can use the 5-GHz radio for backhaul and the 2.4-GHz radio for a local connection.

The unit also has two LAN ports, enabling it to operate as a two-port switch as well. Its standard operating temperature range is -10 to +60 degrees Celsius. Aaxeon says it also plans to offer a model with a temperature range of -35 to +75 deg. C.

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