Antaira Technologies is a leading developer and supplier of device networking and industrial communication products and is proud to introduce its newest member of their wireless device family, the APN-320N(-T) simultaneous dual band radio.
Antaira Technologies’ new hardened industrial grade wireless product is reliable and versatile. The APN-320N(-T) is able to communicate on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency ranges simultaneously and is IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compliant. With flexible configuration options, the APN-320N(-T) can be set up to operate as either an access point, client, bridge or repeater. The unit has a maximum data rate of 300Mbps and it can support IEEE 802.11i / 802.1x authentication.
The APN-320N(-T) incorporates two independent radios within a single housing design. This allows the end user to take advantage of both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz applications at the same time with a single unit. One advantageous scenario can be achieved by placing 802.11b/g devices on the 2.4 GHz band and 802.11a/n devices on the 5 GHz band. This will ensure that the maximum performance of all devices can be achieved. Both of the radios within the APN-320N(-T) will have independent IP addresses as well as RJ45 connection ports. This will not only allow the user many different general application options but, will also offer advanced VLAN management options. The unit’s connection interface has 2xRJ45 – 10/100 Base T(x) ports per radio. The APN-320N(-T) wireless unit comes with two Omni Directional antennas per radio (total of four antennas) that utilize MIMO technology to improve the communication performance of each radio. The radio has a wide voltage input range of 12-48VDC making it suitable for both mobile and stationary applications.
Users have the ability to use the APN-320N wireless device in various market applications, such as, building automation for two wireless radios within a single unit for enterprise and public networks and also in process control automation for simultaneous dual band wireless within a single unit for different control areas. The APN-320N(-T) also features a hardened industrial grade IP30 metal enclosure. The dimensions of the unit measure 46 x 155 x 115 mm (1.81 x 6.10 x 4.53 in.) and the unit weight is 1.30lbs. The wireless device has an extended operating temperature range of -35 to 70˚C and can withstand an ambient relative humidity of 5 to 95% (non-condensing). This device is also compliant with part 15 of the FCC Rules.