WaveNet-Ex

WiFi MIMO access point & Mesh router for hazardous areas

Overview

  • Aluminum IP66 enclosure, ATEX & IECEx, group II (above-ground industries), category 2 (adapted to areas 1 & 21)
  • MIMO access point 1.3 Gbps, 802.11ac, 2.4/5 GHz
  • Gigabit Ethernet network interface
  • Up to 3 intrinsically safe RF outputs (support any type of antennas)

Introduction

WaveNet-Ex is designed for industrial applications in explosive environment like chemical industries, refineries, electric stations, very dusty environments as well as those where sparks and electric arcs occur.

                                   

The three antenna connectors protected by an intrinsic barrier allow the use of non-ATEX antennas for a reduced installation cost and an increased flexibility.

 

Thanks to its built-in WEB interface, the setup of the device is achieved using the web browser installed on your computer (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla ...).

 

WaveNet-Ex works with any kind of industrial protocols carried by Ethernet TCP/IP.

 

Technical characteristics

 

 

Ethernet interface

 

1-port Ethernet 100/1000 base TX auto-sensing, plug & play mode & auto MDI/MDIX cross-over, M20 cable gland

 

 
 

 

WiFi interface

 

802.11a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO 3T3R, 2.4 / 5 GHz

 

 
 

 

WiFi radio data rate

 

802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 & 54 Mbps
802.11b/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 & 54 Mbps
802.11n: MCS0-7, 3 streams (6.5 to 450 Mbps)
802.11ac: MCS0-9, 3 streams (6.5 Mbps to 1.3 Gbps)

 

 
 

 

Operating frequencies

 

ISM : 2.4-2.483 GHz (up to 14 channels)
UNII : 5.15-5.25 GHz (up to 4 channels)
UNII-2 : 5.25-5.35 GHz (up to 4 channels)
UNII-2 ext : 5.470-5.725 GHz (up to 11 channels)
UNII-3 : 5.725-5.825 GHz (up to 4 channels)
Supports DFS and TPC

 

 
 

 

Output power

 

2.4 GHz : up to 23.8 dBm (aggregate) / 5 GHz : up to 22.8 dBm (aggregate)

 

 
 

 

Sensitivity

 

-94 dBm for 802.11 b/g/n and -93 dBm for 802.11a/n/ac

 

 
 

 

Antennas

 

Up to 3 intrinsically safe RF outputs: support any type of antennas

 

 
 

 

Security

 

Firewall, DoS, https, MAC filtering, WPA/WPA2-Personal & Enterprise (IEEE 802.1X/RADIUS), WEP, tunnels L2 (GRE), VPN (OpenVPN), SNMP V3, isolated clients (in AP mode)

 

 
 

 

WiFi modes

 

Access point, client, MESH (IEEE 802.11s), infrastructure, AD-HOC, fast roaming (less than 30 ms), WMM QoS

 

 
 

 

Ethernet networking

 

Frames filtering, bridging, repeater, STP/RSTP, VLAN, DHCP (server & client), DNS relay

 

 
 

 

Ethernet routing

 

Multicast (PIM), IP redundancy (VRRP), static routes, NAT router, router

 

 
 

 

Administration

 

http, https, SNMP agent (V1, V2C, V3), WaveManager administration software

 

 
 

 

LEDs Signaling

 

Radio : activity - status | Ethernet : link 10/100/1000 - activity | Power : on-off (inside enclosure)

 

 
 

 

Power supply

 

230 VAC or 24 VDC

 

 
 

 

Consumption

 

15 Watts typical

 

 
 

 

Dimensions & weight

 

Enclosure weight : 6Kg
Enclosure dimensions : 198 x 198 x 132 mm

 

 
 

 

Standards

 

II 2G Ex db [ia Ga] IIC T5
II 2D Ex tb IIIC T100°C Db
Emission NF EN 55022, immunity NF EN 61000-6-2
Radio module CE and FCC (FCC ID : TK4WLE900VX) certified

 

 
 

 

Environment

 

 

Operating temperature : -20°C to +50°C class T5
Storage : -40°C to +80°C, Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

 

 

Technical documentation

References to order

 

 

WaveNet-Ex

 

 

ATEX & IECEx, Zones 1 & 21, WiFi access point & Mesh router, intrinsically safe RF outputs