Fully compliant with the European 5 GHz standard (EN 301893 V1.5.1), HiCLOS 8.50 WLAN firmware permits access points and clients to be integrated into Profinet and Ethernet/IP networks without requiring additional management software, thus allowing flexible administration. Belden has announced that the new firmware will be offered as a standard for all devices in the Hirschmann BAT54 and BAT300 series. In addition, the firmware will also be available as a free-of-charge download enabling users to update older access points and clients. The use of protocol stacks for Profinet I/O and the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) from Ethernet/IP makes it possible to visualize access points via the network controllers. In that way, WLAN devices can be both easily configured and securely monitored. Over and above this, the firmware provides a number of WLAN-specific functions including signal strength and data rate of the wireless connection which are also available via the controllers. It is also possible to define threshold values and link these to alarms.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz