The ConnectPoint AP HaLow industrial access point serves as the heart of the ConnectPoint system. It establishes the HaLow network and controls the network parameters. It connects to a ConnectPoint Station or another ConnectPoint AP either individually or simultaneously. One ConnectPoint AP is required in every network. It can support over 1,000 stations on the network.
As a Wi-Fi HaLow access point, it controls and manages the connections to the other devices. When a button is pressed on both devices, they automatically find each other and open a communications channel. The access point sends the other device the network parameters, such as channel, bandwidth, and encryption key. Both devices then go to normal operation and start communicating.
The ConnectPoint AP has both Ethernet and serial RS-485 ports. The Ethernet port is a waterproof RJ-45 jack for standard CAT-5 or CAT-6 cables. The RS-485 port is a 4-pin female M8 connector.
The ConnectPoint AP simply passes any data received on the ports to the HaLow link and vice versa. It does not decode or decrypt the data in any way. This makes it suitable for any application or protocol using these physical transport layers, such as Modbus 485, Modbus TCP, BACnet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS and others. The ConnectPoint AP is plug-and-play for most applications, making installation extremely simple.
Housed in an IP66 extruded aluminum enclosure, the ConnectPoint AP HaLow Access Point is ruggedized for harsh industrial environments.
- 9-32VDC, 3-pin M8 Female Connector
- 1 RS-485 Channel, 4-pin M8 Female Connector
- 1 10/100 Ethernet Port, RJ-45 Connector
- Wi-Fi HaLow, RP-SMA connector
- Extruded Aluminum Enclosure
- Optional Flange Mounting or DIN Rail Mounting Kits
- Rated to IP66
- 2.72 x 4.53 x 2.03 Inches
|ConnectPoint AP with HaLow and external antenna, internal Wi-Fi antenna