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April 14, 2015

IWF 300 Spans Industrial Wi-Fi Mesh Networks across Factory Floors through Obstacles

NEXCOM industrial Wi-Fi AP IWF 300 is designed to simplify the deployment of small size indoor wireless networks in factories, allowing field data to fly to the cloud. Featuring mesh function, high bandwidth, strong signal strength, and a wide temperature range, the IWF 300 can easily spread out Wi-Fi networks to the entire factory, warehouse, and industrial facility demanding internet connection.


IWF 300 Spans Industrial Wi-Fi Mesh Network across Factory Floors through Obstacles

To weave a resilient network in indoor environments, the industrial Wi-Fi AP IWF 300 is built with mesh networking function with support for four hops. By connecting neighboring APs wirelessly, the IWF 300 provides a cost-effective, easy solution for expanding Wi-Fi coverage to the whole factory. Meanwhile, the IWF 300 ensures uninterrupted data transmission and transmission efficiency by sending data through an optimal route based on path availability and transmission distance. Forklift, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and other moving objects going below 50 km/h can all connect to the IWF 300 when cruising through factories without the concern of being blocked from networks.


The IWF 300 provides a Wi-Fi connection faster than 1 Gbps. The IWF 300 has dual radio frequencies—one conforms to the 802.11ac standard with backward compliance with 802.11a/n while the other follows 802.11a/b/g/n. Combining the 2x2 MIMO technology, the IWF 300 offers high data rate required of bandwidth-hungry applications. Also, the IWF 300 supports Quality of Service (QoS) with implementation of minimum bandwidth guarantee, helping users prioritize data, audio, and video traffic.


For added network reliability, the IWF 300 beams high-power Wi-Fi signals of up to 27dBm. The signals are so strong that they can penetrate factory walls and warehouse racks. The IWF 300 can carry meter readings, work orders, and inventory updates to a factory network from places where the wired LAN is not an option.


Designed for industrial applications, the IWF 300 with an extended temperature range from -40°C to 80°C has extensive uses ranging from industrial cold storage warehouse to steel mill. For the deployment of large scale Wi-Fi network, the NEXCOM industrial Wi-Fi controller IWF 800 which can manage up to fifty units of IWF 300 will be released soon.


Main Features

  • Dual radios: 1x 802.11ac & 1x 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2x2 MIMO
  • Up to 27dBm High RF power
  • Multiple function: AP/Client/WDS/EZ Mesh
  • -40°C~80°C extended operating temperature support
  • 1+4 port GbE RJ45 ports
  • Support 12V DC input


Ordering Information

IWF 300 (P/N: TBD)

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