Water Journal : Water Journal February 2013
FEBRUARY 2013 WATER 97 Water Business COMPACT ETHERNET RADIO MODEMS ALLOW NETWORKS TO BE BUILT UP QUICKLY Worldwide electrical connectivity and electronics giant, Weidmuller, has launched its long-haul WL Series of Ethernet radio modems. Extremely compact, the feature- rich models combine sophisticated technical know-how with powerful capability to deliver excellent performance. Designed speci cally for industrial use, the rugged and robust upright WL units have a very narrow footprint. Only 40mm wide, they provide user convenience while saving on space to help users build networks quickly and ef ciently. The series incorporates a range of models including a 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 900MHz option. The high throughput modems provide effortless connectivity for line of sight distances from 5km up to 20km to deliver absolute reliability that meets the increasingly complex task of monitoring and controlling operational data. All models have as standard an inbuilt routing function and black/white list for controlling traf c. Plus, a built-in signal strength tester measures both bandwidth and the signal strength between two radios. In addition, all units include dual diversity antenna connections and a choice of different antenna accessories to provide reliable wireless connectivity. Further, the digital I/O connection can be con gured for either/or option. The WL Series provides remote wireless I/O mapping where up to 31 x I/O units can be daisy- chained to a transceiver at each end. A selection can be made on digital, analogue and combinational input and output types of I/O units. The 2.4GHz model can be set up in a mesh network topology providing redundancy and greater reliability for industrial Ethernet devices. Each transceiver also has a built-in conversion for serial Modbus RTU to Modbus TCP. DIN rail-mounted and operating from 10--30Vdc supply, the plug and play WL models provide easy con guration thanks to the built-in web browser and feature LED status indicators. Delivering exceptional performance, the WL Series is perfect for use in any industrial and water treatment plant, factory or mine site as well as in any remote monitoring application. For more information on the WL Series, call Weidmuller on free call 1800 739 988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org DESIGN BUILD OPERATE MAINTAIN DELIVERING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE MELBOURNE Peter Everist 03 9863 3535 email@example.com SYDNEY Hugh McGinley 02 9325 1522 firstname.lastname@example.org ADELAIDE Harvey Dunkley 08 8348 1631 email@example.com BRISBANE Rob Ashton 07 3712 3666 firstname.lastname@example.org wigroup.com.au Water Infrastructure Group leading the industry with the award-winning Virtual Control Room Water Infrastructure Group leading the industry with the award-winning Virtual Control Room The WL Series of Ethernet Radio Modems from Weidmuller.
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