The access points in the OpenBAT family offer an optimum degree of flexibility, while maximizing cost effectiveness. Their modular design permits the configuration of up to 8,000 versions, differing in terms of functions, protocols, WLAN and Ethernet ports, interfaces, power supply, installation concept and certifications. It also offers dedicated versions per country approval like for USA/Canada, Europe, China, Brazil and many others. This enables you to obtain an access point tailored to your precise individual requirements. Clear Space® technology is included in all versions, which reliably eliminates competing radio frequencies. This guarantees stable WLAN connections at all times. The robust hardware and integrated ESD protection (capable of withstanding electrostatic discharges of up to 25 kV), make
the OpenBAT family a model for dependability.
The access points and clients in the new OpenBAT family can be mounted on DIN rails (BAT-R) or installed on walls or masts in indoor and outdoor (BAT-F) areas. Available with or without conformal coating, the devices have an operating temperature range of 0°C to +60°C or -40°C to +70°C. All versions support the IEEE 802.11n transmission standard, with PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, Public Spot and VPN Gateway as options.
Each access point has one or two wireless modules and Gigabit Ethernet ports with tried and tested M12 connection technology (IP67 version), one of which is configurable as a combo port (fiber optic/twisted pair). A serial M12-RS232 interface and a USB port are also provided. For redundant power supply using potential-free relay contacts, a choice of freely combinable PoE power packs for IEEE 02.3af, 24/48 V DC, 60/120/250 V DC or 110/230 V AC is available.
Offering more than 20 industry and country specific certifications, the new family of OpenBAT access points is an ideal solution for WLAN applications. Featuring high-availability data communication and outstanding cost effectiveness, the OpenBAT access points are ideally suited for rail transport applications. For example, employments for on-board communication as well as along the tracks and in stations; or in harbors, where they guarantee stable connections in environments with other high-power transmitters using different radio technologies. The same also applies to the electrical power industry, whether in power transmission and distribution or in electricity generation from renewable energy sources. Additional areas of employment include oil and gas applications, mechanical engineering, and in the radio broadcasting sector.
The new OpenBAT family comprises of the BAT-R (IP30) and BAT-F (IP65/67) series of WLAN access points, which are fully compatible with the previous BAT54 and BAT300 models from Hirschmann™. Both OpenBAT series have entirely new hardware and operate with HiLCOS.
HiLCOS is the most powerful operating system in the automation industry, while providing support for IPv4/6 routing. All OpenBAT devices comply with the IEEE 802.11n WLAN standard – enabling data rates of up to 450 Mbit/s in both the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands by using
MIMO antenna technology. This means that the access points – also employable as clients, routers or bridges – can be used to quickly set up meshed networks, wireless distribution systems and point-to-point connections. Also possible are WAN and VPN applications.
With HiLCOS, the access points in the OpenBAT family boast the most powerful WLAN operating system in the automation area.