RICHMOND, VA (September 20, 2017) — Weidmuller introduces the WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL, a wireless networking I/O and Wi-Fi gateway that accommodates multiple I/O nodes and extends communications to sensors and actuators in local, remote, or difficult to reach locations. The WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL offers reliable and robust wireless technology with multiple benefits for industrial applications, including a simple web-ba sed user interface, and a standards-ba sed wireless protocol with a networking topology that is simple to use and configure. Weidmuller's new WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL can provide IP-ba sed networking across sprawling industrial environments and includes built-in I/O capability for digital and analog inputs and outputs. The modem can be easily configured for use globally via a built-in webserver.
The new WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL unit provides robust and secure two-way wireless communications for challenging indoor and outdoor industrial environments. The internal radio transceiver is designed to operate reliably even in applications with obstructed pathways, using Weidmuller's ProMesh redundancy protocol. ProMesh networking provides mesh node remote units the ability to automatically detect available connectivity options and make decisions ba sed on li nk quality. It also offers the unique ability to set fixed li nks, providing a high level of connection reliability and redundancy. The WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL unit supports ba se, repeater, and remote functionality, providing for reliable redundant networks in industrial applications.
Weidmuller's new wireless I/O and Wi-Fi gateway unit can also provide Ethernet and serial gateway support for industrial protocols that include Modbus® TCP/RTU and DNP3. With easy-to-configure Hot Spot capabilities, this unit can also be used to bridge multiple networks together to create a DHCP server.
Weidmuller supports customers and partners around the world with products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. The company develops innovative, sustainable and useful solutions that set standards in Industrial Connectivity today and continually work toward providing solutions for the technology challenges of tomorrow. The Weidmuller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries.