Heated, PoE-powered Wi-Fi enclosure protects access point performance in freezers, cold storage rooms
Ventev notes that Wi-Fi coverage is needed in every kind of workplace; and that cold storage warehouses, freezers and refrigerated rooms are no exception.
Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a unit of Tessco Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS), has introduced a unique wireless access point enclosure that can ensure crucial Wi-Fi/WLAN connectivity in freezer rooms that are common in the food, hospitality, biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
Ventev notes that Wi-Fi coverage is needed in every kind of workplace; and that cold storage warehouses, freezers and refrigerated rooms are no exception. Yet these cold environments present unique network challenges. Sensitive indoor wireless access points must be protected from cold, condensation, and frost. Thick walls and heavy insulation make wiring for AC power expensive and time-consuming.
Ventev says its Freezer Room Enclosure is a simple solution for these challenges. The heated enclosure is designed specifically for use in continuously cold environments. A single PoE (Power over Ethernet) cable powers both the access point and the heater. Since no AC is needed, installation is easier and less expensive. The NEMA 4X-rated, waterproof 12”x10”x 6” polycarbonate enclosure features latch locks, clear door, surge protectors, and an optional integrated or external antenna to increase network coverage.
“When encased in Ventev weatherproof, NEMA-rated enclosures, indoor access points can reliably be used under almost any condition, even in freezer rooms,” comments Jeff Lime, vice president of Ventev. “Our turnkey systems enable data networks and WLANs to be extended where customers need them.”