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802.11a/b/g wireless networking delivering a new level of networking ﬂex- help build the robust and secure wireless
ibility not available from any other indus- communications system typically required
trial automation vendor. for any wireless implementation today.
The wireless technology in the new Wireless networking makes it possible to
SNAP PAC devices is based upon the in- deploy I/O and controllers in remote areas,
dustry-standard IEEE-802.11 speciﬁcation areas that are inaccessible, or areas where
with support for a, b, and g networks op- network wiring is difﬁcult or impossible to
erating in the license-free 5 GHz (802.11a) install. Additionally, customers now have
and 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g) bands. The con- an effective, lower-cost way to provide
trollers and I/O brains can be used in the “proof-of-concept” for their projects.
most common wireless infrastructures Opto 22
deployed in the world today. Wireless ac- www.opto22.com
The SNAP PAC controllers and I/O systems cess points, wireless routers, and wireless
now provide wireless and wired Ethernet repeaters from nearly any vendor can co- Pancake load cell
networking options. Wireless local area exist with SNAP PAC wireless technology.
networking capabilities have been added The 5 GHz (802.11a) option is particularly
to all of Ethernet-based SNAP PAC system signiﬁcant because it allows users to de-
components include the full line of intel- ploy SNAP PAC wireless in a frequency
ligent SNAP I/O processors (“brains”), and other than the typically crowded 2.4 GHz
all standalone and rack-mounted pro- band where interference from other 2.4
grammable automation controllers (SNAP GHz devices, such as microwave ovens,
PACs). Control system designers can now could reduce performance.
architect systems with traditional Ether- Security is provided via the latest and most
net wiring, Wi-Fi (also known as wireless secure transmission algorithms—including
Ethernet), or any combination of the two, WPA (TKIP) and WPA2 (802.11i/AES)—to
The LCF400 Pancake Load Cell is offered
with a brand new USB Digital Interface.
Along with its USB output and metric
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structural changes and complete weld-
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