Modbus/DNP3-to- IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless gateways

06 January 2015

Moxa, a manufacturer of industrial networking and computing solutions, has introduced a new series of 1-port and 2-port industrial Modbus/DNP3-to-IEEE 802.11s/b/g/n wireless gateways.

MGate W5108/ 5208 is said to enable the reliable connection of Modbus serial devices to wireless LAN. The rugged gateway design is suited to use in a variety of tough industrial applications such as can often be found in oil/gas, power, process automation and factory automation applications, where it can help to reduce cabling efforts because of its comprehensive IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n support.

The MGate W5108/ 5208 series features WEP/ WPA/ WPA2 authentication to ensure secure data transmission. The gateway easily retrieves Modbus/DNP3 serial data over wireless networks, and maintenance is facilitated by the embedded Modbus protocol analyser. Moreover, The gateway supports 16 TCP masters and up to 31 or 62 serial slaves at the same time in slave mode, allowing for easy scalability.

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