Access Point/Bridge and AP Client enable outdoor wireless.

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Supplied in IP67/68-certified weatherproof casing, AWK-1200 series IP68-rated Access Point/Bridge and IP76-rated AP Client operate in temperatures from -20 to +70°C. They are compliant with IEEE802.11g/b and also support IEEE802.3af PoE protocol. Featuring WEP, WPA/WPA2, and IEEE802.1X authentication for wireless security, products can be used for PTP and PTMP wireless communication. Detachable antenna design lets user choose various special-purpose antennas for optimal coverage.



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MOXA Unveils IP67/68-Rated Wireless Access Point/Bridge and AP Client for Outdoors



Taipei, Taiwan, Sep. 24, 2007 - MOXA is pleased to announce the release of two new industrial wireless products for outdoor use. The AWK-1200 series includes an Access Point/Bridge, and an AP Client, both of which have a rugged IP67/68 certified weatherproof casing to withstand extreme environmental conditions. The robust features and deployment flexibility make the AWK-1200 series products ideally suited for outdoor industrial applications.

Weatherproof design, flexible deployment, maximum security
As a leading provider of industrial wireless products, MOXA is committed to providing wireless solutions that are suitable for today's industrial wireless applications. Because of the increased interest in using wireless connectivity for outdoor applications such as windmill farms and highway tunnels, MOXA has taken the initiative to produce the first IP67/68-certified wireless Access Point/Bridge and AP Client. Both products are designed to withstand the harmful effects caused by rain, dust, and hot temperatures.

The AWK-1200 series products are fully compliant with IEEE802.11g/b. The robust mechanical design offers seamless protection against the effects of dust and water, and as an added bonus, the products support the IEEE802.3af PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) protocol to eliminate the need to for expensive electrical work in outdoor environments. The AWK-1200's detachable antenna design gives users the freedom to use a variety of special-purpose antennas. In addition, the both AWK-1200 models are guaranteed to work reliably in temperatures ranging from -20 to 70°C. Wireless security is enhanced using WEP, WPA/WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access), and IEEE802.1X authentication to guarantee a safe, wireless network environment.

Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless connection
The AWK-1200 can be used for Point-to-Point (PTP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PTMP) wireless communication to allow multiple locations to share a single Internet connection. Outdoor wireless networks that use the AWK-1200 extend connectivity beyond the building walls and wired backbones to deliver cost-effective service, and expand information access to the outdoors.

Extend signal coverage with the right antenna
The AWK-1200 has a detachable antenna design, which gives users the flexibility of choosing from a variety of special-purpose antennas for the widest coverage. MOXA also offers directional and omni-directional antennas for users' extended transmission.

AWK-1200 Features
o IP68 rated Wireless Access Point/Bridge and IP67 rated Wireless AP Client
o Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint wireless connectivity
o Flexible deployment with PoE and detachable antenna design
o WEP/WPA/WPA2/IEEE802.1X authentication
o -20 to 70°C operation for temperature-uncontrolled areas

If you would like additional information, please contact us at info@moxa.com. You may also visit MOXA's corporate website at www.moxa.com to learn more about the AWK-1200 Outdoor Wireless Access Point/Bridge and AP Client.

About MOXA
MOXA 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 at www.moxa.com. You may also contact MOXA directly by email at info@moxa.com, or by phoning +886 (2) 8919-1230.

The MOXA logo is a registered trademark of the Moxa Group. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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