The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola has announced the latest member of its outdoor access point product family, the Haz-location (Haz-Loc) for Hazardous Environment Duty.
Customers can deploy the AP-5181 APs without extra cabling by utilising Motorola’s mesh and it extends the IT network outdoors in hard-to-wire environments.
Motorola’s AP-5181 access point for hazardous locations
Vice president and general manager of Enterprise WLAN, Motorola Enterprise Mobility business, Sujai Hajela says, “Wireless is the preferred networking choice in many of these harsh environments not only because of its mobility and lower cost benefits, but also for the simple fact that some of these settings have restrictions or special conduit requirements for laying Ethernet cables”.
The Motorola AP-5181 is Haz-Loc certified Class1Div2 (C1D2) and ATEX Zone 2 compliant. C1D2 is required for hazardous operation in North America and ATEX Zone 2 is required within the European Union.
The AP-5181 provides security with support for Wi-Fi protected access (WPA) and WPA2. It enables its wireless intrusion protection system (WIPS) to monitor, detect, protect and help prevent intrusions to the wireless network.