Monday, June 4, 2012

Anybus Bluetooth Wireless Bridge

Anybus has created a wireless bridges that allows industrial Ethernet based devices to communicate using wireless technology seamlessly. This makes it possible to bridge protocols such as PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, Modbus-TCP, BACnet/IP, etc. over a distance up to 1000m (open air range)

Industrial factories and plants are generally very "noisy" environments which cause disruptions in wireless communications. Bluetooth is an excellent option for these environments because Bluetooth switches between different frequencies allowing it to be more reliable and noise immune.

The Ethernet bridge is ideal for situations where Ethernet cable needs to be replaced with a robust maintenance free solution. The Ethernet bridge features an intelligent gateway making it easy to install, configure and use. The low emission mode solves potential interference problems that can occur between Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.

The key features of Bluetooth are its robustness and low power consumption.

Features and Benefits

  • Unique method to handle interference disturbances without consequences to the Bluetooth conformity or
  • the interoperability with other devices
  • Built in antenna with a unique half globe radio coverage pattern, making installation easy and cost efficient
  • Easy configuration via push button or via web configuration pages
  • IP65 class housing
The Anybus wireless bridge is quick and easy to setup, if you have any problems, you can contact IDX's engineering staff who will be more than willing to help you with your problem.


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