Optimized for applications requiring a dedicated wireless client, the AWK-1121 is specially designed to cater space-constrained, mission-critical demands. With Turbo Roaming™ to give under-100 ms handoffs, redundant power inputs, MAC bridging for transparent device networking, and models that operate in temperatures ranging from -40 to 75°C, the AWK-1121 promises to give you the highest level of reliability and availability for wireless communications. Further, all of this is packaged in an extra slim casing rated IP30, making Moxa’s AWK-1121 Series a sturdy, natural fit for any industrial application with limited space.
Small and Light, but Rugged
The AWK-1121 is ruggedly designed for any harsh industrial environment, with standard models staying operable in temperatures ranging from 0° to 60°C and extended temperature models that keep working from -40° up to 75°C. In addition, the AWK-1121 may be mounted either by DIN rail or on walls, while sporting dual 12 to 48 VDC power inputs, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) for PoE models, and an IP30 case with LED indicators. Further, this physically rugged design is also super-compact and light, another first for WLAN clients. With this small, light, and yet rugged industrial design, the AWK-1121 provides the perfect solution for applications where space is limited and a robust, dedicated client is required.
WLAN Client Optimized Performance
The convenience of being able to connect devices without the use of wires has led to the unprecedented success of wireless technologies in the commercial sector, and these same technologies are now making a headstrong move into industrial environments. The AWK-1121 WLAN client provides all key wireless benefits like mobility, flexibility, wider coverage, and economic savings, and is specifically designed for hard-to-wire, tightly spaced applications. Roaming handoffs for the AWK-1121 are benchmarked at an unprecedented 100ms or less, making it so speedy that connectivity gaps are effectively eliminated for latency-sensitive applications like automatic guided vehicles (AGV) in factory automation systems, or like those often found in intelligent transportation systems (ITS). With this unique collection of innovative features, the AWK-1121 is extremely simple to set up and secure: because it provides MAC bridging (L2 transparency) in the AP/Client mode, it escapes the security, connection, and speed limitations of traditional bridging configurations like WDS mode. Your wireless AP will be able to use bridging mode while still accepting however many clients your network currently supports, and may simply and quickly add however many more it might require. These sound benefits are the unique results of the AWK-1121’s quality design, providing you with flexibility, convenience, economy and efficiency.
If you are building a wireless network from scratch, you will find the AWK-1121 the most convenient and reliable solution for automation applications in the manufacturing, transportation, power, and oil and gas industries.
• IEEE 802.11a/b/g compliant WLAN client
• Client-based, under-100ms roaming handoffs
• -40 to 75°C operating range (T models)
• Redundant 12 to 48 VDC power inputs
• MAC bridging for transparent networking*
• PoE 802.11af compliant (PoE model Only)
• Maximum security with WEP/WPA/WPA2/802.11X and powerful custom filters.
*Note: MAC bridging will not be available until Q3 2012.
Moxa (moxa.com) manufactures device networking products for industrial automation. Information about all Moxa products, which include industrial embedded computers, industrial Ethernet switches, serial device servers, multiport serial cards, embedded device servers, and remote I/O servers, is available on Moxa's corporate website.