HMS introduces latest version of Anybus Wireless Bridge

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HMS Industrial Networks recently launches a new, upgraded version of their popular Anybus Wireless Bridge. The Anybus Wireless Bridge II supports up to 400 meters of reliable wireless communication, and can communicate via both Bluetooth and WLAN. It is ideal for replacing Ethernet cabling in hard-to-reach or hazardous locations.

 

An automation engineers can achieve new and smart network infrastructures by using the Anybus Wireless Bridge II. It can be used as an Ethernet cable replacement (point-to-point communication), also can be used as an access point for various WLAN/Bluetooth nodes such as smartphones or tablets within range.


The new Anybus Wireless Bridge II supports a longer wireless range. It is easily set up via push-button configuration or via the new integrated web interface. Anybus Wireless Bridge II is built on the wireless technology as the Anybus Wireless Bolt, a connection point for on-machine mounting which HMS released in 2016, making them able to communicate seamlessly, and opening up for even more innovative wireless system solutions.

 

The Anybus Wireless Bridge II is a proven solution to bridge popular industrial Ethernet standards such as PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP and provides users with a robust and maintenance-free wireless connection. By connecting industrial devices and networks over a wireless link, the Anybus Wireless Bridge II makes life easier for system integrators and automation engineers to build wireless connections.