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Bridge industrial Ethernet or serial cables over Bluetooth® or WLAN

Anybus® Wireless Bridge enables you to create an industrial wireless connection in an industrial Ethernet network. This second generation of the proven and trusted Wireless Bridge can communicate via both Bluetooth and Wireless LAN and is ideal for communication through hazardous areas or hard-to-reach locations where cables are not desirable. It provides an effective wireless range of up to 400 meters.

Bridging TCP/IP Ethernet

The Wireless Bridge makes it possible to operate leading TCP/IP based industrial Ethernet networks, such as BACnet/IP, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, and Modbus TCP, over Bluetooth and Wireless LAN 2.4 / 5 GHz. 

Point-to-Point or Multipoint

Point-to-point or multipoint Anybus Wireless Bridge is often used as an Ethernet cable replacement (point-to-point communication). But it can also be used as an access point for up to seven Wireless LAN/Bluetooth clients.

Support for Industrial Ethernet protocols

Use the Anybus Wireless Bridge to create a wireless connection in a PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or BACnet/IP network. You can use the same hardware for both Bluetooth or WLAN communication. There is also a separate version making it possible to bridge serial RS-232/422/485 communication over Bluetooth.

  • Use with point-to-point wireless Industrial Ethernet installations through hazardous or hard-to-reach locations
  • Use as an Access Point for up to seven clients
  • Suitable for AGV’s (Automatic Guided Vehicle)
  • Fast Roaming (IEEE 802.11r), High link speed (IEEE 802.11n), Robustness (three internal antennas, including MIMO) 
  • Eliminates the need for expensive or maintenance-heavy cabling
  • Bridges TCP/IP Ethernet and protocols such as BACnet/IP, EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP and PROFINET
  • Max range of up to 400 meters
  • Full compatibility with Anybus Wireless Bolt – a wireless product for machine mounting
  • Easy setup via push button or web interface
  • Advanced configuration with AT commands
  • Compatible with PROFIsafe requirements
  • Rugged IP65 rated industrial design
  • Security features for a secure industrial operation
  • Three built-in antennas for higher performance and better robustness
  • Operation with Wireless LAN, Bluetooth classic, and Bluetooth Low Energy.
  • Starterkit available

Wireless LAN Interface

  • Wireless standards: WLAN 802.11 a, b, g, n, d.
  • Operation modes: Access point or Client
  • WiFi channels: 2.4 GHz, channel 1-11 + 12-13 depending on regulatory domain scan.
  • 5 GHz Access Point: 36-48 (U-NII-1), 5 GHz Client: 100-116 + 132-140 and 120-128 depending on regulatory domain scan. (U-NII-1, U-NII-2, U-NII-2e).
  • RF output power: 18 dBm EIRP (including max antenna gain 3dBi)
  • Max number of slaves for access point: 7
  • Power consumption: 54mA@24VDC
  • Net data throughput: 20 Mbps. Link speed: max 130 Mbps (802.11n 2×2 MIMO)
  • Security: WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA-PSK and WPA2, TKIP and AES/CCMP, LEAP, PEAP.

Bluetooth Interface

  • Wireless standards (profiles): PAN (PANU & NAP)
  • Operation modes: Access point or Client
  • RF output power: 14 dBm EIRP (including max antenna gain 3dBi)
  • Max number of slaves for access point: 7
  • Power consumption: 36 mA@24VDC
  • Net data throughput: ~1 Mbps
  • Bluetooth version support: Classic Bluetooth v2.1
  • Security: Authentication & Authorisation, Encryption & Data Protection, Privacy & Confidentiality, NIST Compliant, FIPS Approved

Ethernet Interface

  • Supports Ethernet protocols: IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, LLDP, ARP, DHCP Client/Server, DNS support, SNMP user management, and access control
  • Supports wireless bridging of Industrial Ethernet protocols: BACnet/IP, EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, PROFINET
  • Ethernet interface: 10/100BASE-T with automatic MDI/MDIX cross-over
  • Wireless standards (profiles): GATT
  • Operation modes: Central or Peripheral (pending)
  • RF output power: 10 dBm EIRP (including max antenna gain 3dBi)
  • Max number of simultaneous connections for Central: 7
  • Power consumption: 36 mA@24VDC
  • Net data throughput: ~200 kbps
  • Bluetooth Low Energy version: 4.0 dual-mode
  • Security: AES-CCM cryptography
Wired interface Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s
Dimensions (H•W•D) 93 x 68 x 33mm
Weight 120g or 0,26 lbs
Operating temperature -30 to +65 °C or -22 to +149 °F (Storage temp: -40 to +85 °C )
Power supply 9-30 VDC (-5% +20%), Cranking 12V (ISO 7637-2:2011 pulse 4). Reverse polarity protection.
Power consumption 0.7W idle, 1.7W max
Enclosure material Plastic PC/ABS (Bayblend FR3010)
Mechanical rating IP65
Mounting Two screws (Ø 4 mm) on flat surface. DIN rail mount option available (optional accessory).
Max range   400 meters
Configuration Three different methods:
• Accessing the built-in web pages in the product
• Using Easy Config modes (via push button or inside web interface)
• Sending AT commands
Connectors 1x M12 for Ethernet (4-pin, D-coded)
1x M12 for Power 5-pin, A-coded)
RP-SMA antenna connector for external antenna
 Antennas

AWB3000
Three internal antennas:
1. 2.4 GHz
2. 2,4GHz MIMO
3. 5GHz

 

AWB3010
One external antenna:
1. 2,4/5GHz dual-band
The external antenna does not provide a better range but allows connectivity if the Wireless Bridge
needs to be placed inside a radio-secure environment such as a steel cabinet. When mounting inside a steel cabinet antenna cables with a magnetic foot or screw mount should also be considered.
CERTIFICATIONS
Europe ATEX: ATEX Category 3, zone 2 according to EN60079-15, product marking: EX II 3 G nA IIC T4. 2014/53/EU
Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
USA  FCC 47 CFR part 15, subpart B.
UL: Ind. Cont. Eq. also Listed Ind. Cont. Eq. for Haz. Loc. CL1, DIV 2, GP A,B,C,D,T4. UL file: E203225
Canada ICES 003
Japan MIC
Other countries Australia, Colombia, Turkey, Malaysia, Peru, Mexico, Argentina.
Pending: Brazil, India, Philippines, South Africa, Korea.
WLAN Security  WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA-PSK and WPA2, TKIP and AES/CCMP, LEAP, PEAP.
Bluetooth Security  Authentication & Authorisation, Encryption & Data Protection, Privacy & Confidentiality, NIST Compliant, FIPS Approved

Order Code: AWB3000  (with internal antennas), AWB3010  (with external antennas)

Included Components:

  • Quick start guide
  • Manuals
  • (Power supply not included)

Optional Accessories:

  • Order Code: 023040
    Accessory Pack – 1.5 meters Ethernet Cable with RJ45 connector
    and World power supply with 1.5 meter cable and M12 connector
  • Order Code: 024700
    IP67 M12 connector kit for power and Ethernet, with screw terminals
  • Order Code: 024701
    DIN clip with screws 
  • Order Code: 024702
    Replacement external antenna. Foldable, dual-band.
    RPSMA connector
  • 1.04.0085.00000
    Magnetic antenna foot with 1,5 m cable and
    RPSMA connector, excl. antenna.
  • 1.04.0085.00003
    Screw-mount antenna base with 1,5 m cable
    and RP-SMA connector, excl. antenna 

Guarantee:  3 years

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