SCALANCE W and SCALANCE WLC Next Generation Industrial Wireless LAN December 2011
© Siemens AG 2011 SCALANCE W and SCALANCE WLC Next Generation Industrial Wireless LAN December 2011 Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) with SCALANCE W The access points SCALANCE W786 and W788 and the client modules W748 support the WLAN standard IEEE 802.11n with up to 450 Mbit/s. MIMO technology (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) with three antennas per wireless interface increases the range and ruggedness of the wireless communication. For use outdoors, there are product variants available with an extended temperature range and an extremely resistant housing. For indoors, there are variants with degree of protection IP65 with M12 connectors and N-Connect antenna connectors. For the cabinet, there are also versions available with degree of protection IP30 with RJ45 connectors and R-SMA antenna connectors. SIMATIC NET Answers for industry. All the access point model series are also available in a version for operation with an IWLAN controller and are identified by a C in the name (SCALANCE W78xC). SCALANCE WLC The IWLAN controller SCALANCE WLC711 in the housing of the SIMATIC Microbox PC for optimized DIN rail mounting supports up to 32 controller-based SCALANCE W access points and allows them to be configured and monitored from a central location. This reduces effort and costs for commissioning and operation of larger IWLAN installations with several access points. Simultaneous use of two controllers increases the availability of the Industrial Wireless LAN. © Siemens AG 2011 Technical highlights The access points of the SCALANCE W780 product line are ideally suited for setting up Industrial Wireless LANs (IWLAN) for 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. They are excellent for applications that require high operational security. • High data rates (up to 450 Mbit/s in conjunction with channel bonding) with 3x3 MIMO technology (Multiple Input, Multiple Output); here, SCALANCE W access points use three streams each for simultaneous transmission and reception • Reliable thanks to rugged, impact-resistant housing, protected from water and dust (IP65), resistant to shock, vibration and electromagnetic fields • Fast replacement of devices if a fault occurs thanks to the optional C-PLUG (configuration plug) Typical area of application The access points of the SCALANCE W780 product line are designed for both industrial use and industry-related applications with similar demands, e.g. in crane systems. They allow mobile control and monitoring as well as the communication with automated guided vehicles. Due to the high degree of protection (IP65) and the extended temperature range from -40 °C to +60 °C, the access points are ideally suited for use in the outdoor area. SCALANCE W products are silicon-free and can therefore also be used in paint shops. If the RCoax cable (leaky feeder) is used, operation in conveyor systems and with all rail-guided applications (for example warehouse storage and retrieval systems) is particularly reliable. If demands relating to environmental conditions are high, the SCALANCE W786 product line includes variants with internal antennas. Your benefits • High level of investment protection, as all products comply with the universally recognized IEEE 802.11 standard and are suitable for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz • No wear and tear – saves maintenance and repair costs for connectors, trailing cables, sliding contacts or winding devices • Reliable wireless connection, for example due to redundant connection, automatic roaming if there is a break in the cable connection of the access point (forced roaming), cyclic monitoring of the wireless link (link check), or monitoring for IP connections (IP alive) • Predictable data traffic (deterministic) and defined response times on the wireless link • Integrated wireless network for data, voice and video beyond corporate divisions thanks to interfacing with the SCALANCE WLC IWLAN controller (supported by SCALANCE W78xC device types). Industrial Wireless LAN according to IEEE 802.11 For outside environments 802.11a/b/g Siemens AG Industry Sector Industrial Automation Sensors and Communication Postfach 4848 90026 NÜRNBERG GERMANY www.siemens.com/IWLAN Client Modules W786-2RR W788 M12 W748 M12 W788 RJ45 W748 RJ45 W784-1 W744-1 / W746-1 Subject to change without prior notice Order no.: 6ZB5530-1BD02-0BA0 MP.R1.SC.ICBR.48.2.07 / Dispo 26000 BR 1111 2. SB 2 En Printed in Germany © Siemens AG 2011 802.11a/b/g For cabinets Access Points W786 RJ45 / W786 SFP 802.11a/b/g + 802.11n For interior environments Client Modules W788-1RR / W788-2RR W747-1RR W784-1RR W747-1 IWLAN / PB Link PN IO G_IK10_XX_30279 Access Points Industrial Wireless LAN incl. iFeatures The information provided in this brochure contains descriptions or characteristics of performance which in case of actual use do not always apply as described or which may change as a result of further development of the products. 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