To nimbly adapt industrial Wi-Fi networks to ever-changing connection needs, NEXCOM has released the IWF 3320C which can be used as a WLAN controller or an access point. Able to manage up to eight industrial Wi-Fi APs, the IWF 3320C supports remote configuration of internet access policies and security settings. Also featuring redundant design of power supply and network connection, the IWF 3320C can regulate network traffic, tightened network protection and increase network usability and is suited to fast-paced dynamic industries, such as logistics, warehousing and manufacturing.
The IWF 3320C is an industrial WLAN controller designed to work in conjunction with up to eight NEXCOM IWF industrial Wi-Fi APs. The IWF 3320C can remotely reconfigure the APs in operation and provide centralized authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) methods, reducing time and effort required to handle inevitable user turnover. User management functions including SSID, user grouping and service zone are provided to control and prioritize network access and traffic. With supports for roaming between APs and roaming between controllers, the IWF 3320C can scale up and down network coverage flexibly when necessary.
To protect sensitive data, the IWF 3320C can transmit encrypted data over separate encrypted paths with VPN tunnel and VLAN partitioning. To deter cyberattacks, this WLAN controller is built with denial-of service (DoS) protection, L2 and L3 firewalls, and blacklist and whitelist filtering to secure Wi-Fi access for legitimate users and to stop suspicious network traffic.
To ensure reliable connection in challenging industrial environments, the IWF 3320C features two power inputs of PoE 802.3af and 9~36VDC and two LAN connections to allow automatic failover, keeping the APs always connected. Moreover, the IWF 3320C is encased in a fanless DIN-rail enclosure to resist dust ingress and can effectively operate at a temperature range from -30~80°C.
In addition, the IWF 3320C can also be used as an industrial Wi-Fi AP with two 802.11a/b/g/n radios which operate at frequencies of both 2.4 and 5GHz bands.