Design Engineering

Wireless I/O and Gateway

By Design Engineering Staff   

Motion Control I/O Weidmuller

Weidmuller’s wireless gateway combines multi I/O with security.

Weidmuller expanded its Industrial Wireless Portfolio with its WI-I/O-9-U2 Wireless I/O, which combines multi I/O and/or gateway functionality with secure and scalable mesh distance communications. Using IP-based addressing, the gateway provides mesh/self-healing network communications, multi-hop repeating and remote over the air re-configuration and diagnostics.

The WI-I/O-9-U2 is a 900Mhz FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) device, with one (1) watt of radio transmit/receive power. It carries a combination of digital inputs/outputs, analog inputs/outputs and pulse inputs/outputs. It can be expanded with the addition of Weidmuller’s standard Serial Expansion WI-I/O-EX modules. In addition, the gateway combines 128bit AES encryption and a unique algorithm to provide secure communications.


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