Wireless Serial Server
By Design Engineering staffMotion Control Machine Building
Moxa’s 3-In-1 NPort IAW5000A-6I/O connects serial, digital I/O via Wi-Fi.
Moxa launched its NPort IAW5000A-6I/O, an enterprise-scale industrial network device that integrates a RS-232/422/485 serial device server, a Wi-Fi client/bridge and multiple digital I/Os. The unit allows users to wirelessly connect machinery to an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n network for the collection, remote monitoring, and analyzing of real-time data. Any RS-232/422/485 serial or Ethernet device in the field can be linked at baudrates between 50 and 921.6 kbps. The NPort IAW5000A-6I/O integrates a serial device server with Virtual COM-port or TCP/UDP access as well as 4 input and 2 output digital I/O ports. The unit also features dual DC power inputs and relay output support plus 4 kV serial surge protection. The wireless client/bridge function secures data access with WPA2 encryption with RADIUS authentication.