Ruggedised WLAN Access Point

Belden has released its latest solution for deploying industrial wireless networks – the BAT450-F Industrial Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Access Point family. The devices can be mounted anywhere, such as on masts or on walls, making it ideal for environments where space is a premium.

The ruggedised design of the BAT450-F withstands harsh industrial environments, while maintaining the modular and compact size needed in many industrial network scenarios. The wireless access points are also versatile and flexible – enabling network managers to use them as access clients or access points operating as a router or a bridge. Plus, they offer Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN), WLAN and Ethernet interfaces to fit individual network needs.

The low weight and small footprint of the BAT450-F ideally suits industrial environments, such as power transmission and distribution, process automation, and oil and gas, because the access points can be mounted in confined spaces on walls or masts and allow for communication across long distances.

As the successor to the BAT300-F family, the new WLAN access points enable the integration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) functionality and can be configured to specific application needs, network functions and country-specific protocols.