Antaira exhances industrial wireless AP/client/bridge/repeater offering
The PoE powered APX-5500 industrial outdoor IP67 5GHz wireless device is a managed unit with a built-in web console that allows users to configure the unit as a wireless access point, client, bridge or repeater.
Antaira Technologies’ new APX-5500 Series wireless device is a managed unit with a built-in web console that allows users to configure the unit as a wireless access point, client, bridge or repeater. The unit also features two gigabit Ethernet ports allowing for daisy chain applications. It supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless communication standards and has a data rate of up to 300Mbps. The APX-5500 is PoE PD (Powered Device) IEEE 802.3af compliant and comes with two 5dBi@5GHz Omni antennas supporting MIMO communication. Directional panel antennas can be mounted to the standard N-type connectors on the unit to increase the communication distance capabilities. The APX-5500 also includes an internal wireless signal strength indicator through the web console, allowing for optimal antenna alignment.
Due to the APX-5500 Series’ industrial IP67 waterproof design, the unit is able to offer wireless connectivity in various market applications. For example, security for video surveillance systems, transportation for vehicle depots, or any outdoor environment where a wireless connection point is needed. The APX-5500 Series requires power from the 48 volt PoE standard.
The unit comes with a ground terminal built into the pole mounting screw for protection. It features a hidden SSID, MAC address filtering, and WEP/WPA/WPA2 64 and 128 Bit as well as IEEE 802.11i / 802.1 x security authentications. This device is also compliant with part 15 of the FCC rules and holds a 5-year warranty.
The APX-5500 Series also features a hardened industrial grade IP67 waterproof housing that is created from durable aluminum. The dimensions of the unit are 83 x 241 x 267 mm (3.25 x 9.5 x 10.5 in.) and the unit weight is 5.15lbs. It has an operating temperature range of -20°C to 70°C.
For more information, visit the APX-5500 industrial outdoor IP67 Wireless AP/client/bridge/repeater product page
Author: Garth Miller Published: 06 Oct 2014