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WLAN Radio offers wireless networking up to 300 Mbps.
Press Release Summary:
February 5, 2013 - Featuring 40 mm wide metal housing with data and antenna ports placed on top and bottom, FL WLAN 5101 802.11a/b/g/n Radio meets needs of most bandwidth-demanding applications such as IP-based video surveillance, plant networking, and mobile operator access for programming and maintenance. Cluster Management technology facilitates wireless network management; all access points in WLAN network can be configured and managed via single web interface using any access point within network.
Original Press Release
Phoenix Contact Launches FL WLAN 5101 for High-Speed Wireless Networking with 802.11n Technology
Press release date: January 31, 2013
Phoenix Contact introduces a new industrial WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n radio for high-speed wireless Ethernet communications. The FL WLAN 5101 offers high-speed wireless networking up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps), meeting the needs of the most bandwidth-demanding applications such as IP-based video surveillance, plant networking and mobile operator access for programming and maintenance.
The new “CM” (Cluster Management) technology simplifies wireless network management. All access points in a WLAN network can be easily configured and managed via a single web interface using any access point within the network, without additional costs for expensive hardware or software.
The new FL WLAN 5101 is just 40 mm wide in a metal housing, saving valuable space on the DIN rail. The data and antenna ports are conveniently placed on the top and bottom of the housing, so that issues with clearance to close the enclosure door are no longer a problem.
The FL WLAN 5101 covers a range up to four times larger than legacy Phoenix Contact WLAN radios. Therefore, a network requires fewer access points, which reduces infrastructure costs. When incorporated with the FL WLAN 5101’s access point/repeater mode, the new radios make it easier and more cost-effective to cover larger areas.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.
For more information about the WLAN 5101, visit www.phoenixcontact.com/wlan, or call technical service at 800-322-3225, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.