Belden Introduces New Space-Saving, Customizable Wireless Access Points

St. Louis, MO -- Belden Inc. debuts its latest solution for deploying industrial wireless networks – the BAT450-F Industrial Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Access Point family. The devices can be mounted anywhere, such as on masts or on walls, making it ideal for environments where space is a premium.

The ruggedized design of the BAT450-F withstands harsh industrial environments, while maintaining the modular and compact size needed in many industrial network scenarios. The wireless access points are also versatile and flexible – enabling network managers to use them as access clients or access points operating as a router or a bridge. Plus, they offer Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN), WLAN and Ethernet interfaces to fit individual network needs.

Of particular benefit to the transportation industry is the access point’s dual-band radio, which allows for simultaneous voice and data communications on board trains, as well as in between rail cars by using the coach-to-coach coupling functionality.

In addition to the transportation industry, the low weight and small footprint of the BAT450-F ideally suits industrial environments, such as power transmission and distribution, process automation, and oil and gas, because the access points can be mounted in confined spaces on walls or masts and allow for communication across long distances.

As the successor to the BAT300-F family, the new WLAN access points enable the integration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) functionality and can be configured to specific application needs, network functions and country-specific protocols.

For more information on the BAT450-F Industrial WLAN Access Points, visit http://www.belden.com/products/industrialnetworking/wireless/bat450-f-industrial-wireless-lan-access-points.cfm

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