Anybus Wireless Bridge provides a proven wireless Bluetooth™ or WiFi connection between Industrial Ethernet or serial RS232/422/485 installations.

It's ideal for communication through hazardous areas, hard-to-reach locations or with moving installations where cables are not desirable.

Anybus Wireless Bridge allows industrial Ethernet or serial RS232/422/485 based equipment to be installed with wireless technology and makes it possible to bridge protocols such as Profinet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, BACnet/IP over a distance of up to 1000 meters (open air range).

Anybus Wireless Bridge is especially suitable for mobile, rotating and temporary installations where there is a need for replacing the Ethernet/serial cable with a robust and maintenance-free wireless connection, or to connect to a Wireless LAN infrastructure.



  • Overview
  • Industrial Ethernet
  • Bluetooth
  • WLAN
  • Specifications

Wireless transmission is made via Bluetooth or WLAN technology. While the WLAN solution provides higher bandwidth thanks to a wider frequency range of the transmitted wireless signals, the Bluetooth solution offers an even more reliable and noise immune wireless link since Bluetooth switches between different frequencies.

Easy configuration
Configuration by push button or via web pages. SNMP AT commands for advanced setup


  KEY FEATURES
    Bluetooth Wireless Ethernet port adapter
    Bluetooth Wireless Dual-mode Access point adapter (Standard or Low energy Bluetooth)
    Bluetooth Wireless Dual-mode Serial-port adapter RS232/422/485 (Standard or Low energy Bluetooth)
    Wireless LAN (WLAN) 2.4 and 5 GHz versions
    Wireless LAN (WLAN) 2.4/ 5 GHz Dual-band version
    Wireless bridging of Industrial Ethernet protococls: BACnet/IP, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, Profinet
    Unique method to handle interference without consequences to the other devices or with conformity
    Built in antenna with a unique half globe radio coverage pattern, making installation easy and cost efficient
    Support for redundant wireless networks for critical applications
    Easy configuration via push button or via web configuration pages
    Proven and trusted solutions



Industrial Ethernet applications
The example below show a configuration using Rockwell Allen Bradley, Siemens and Schnedier Electric equipment on EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and Profinet. Any other PLC vendor equipment using these industrial networks can be connected similarly.

Example using Rockwell Allen Bradley equipment:


Example using Siemens equipment:

Example using Schneider Electric equipment:


Connecting Ethernet devices to a Bluetooth LAN infrastructure

Anybus Wireless Bridge is especially well-suited for mobile, rotating and temporary installations where there is a need for replacing the Ethernet cable with a robust and maintenance-free wireless connection. Further, the product is called “Intelligent antenna” thanks to the ease of use and cost efficiency of the installation and configuration. Another unique feature is the "Low Emission Mode" which solves potential interference disturbances between Bluetooth and Wireless LAN that is not handled by the Bluetooth implementation of Adaptive Frequency Hopping.



Use cases
• Point-to-point Ethernet cable replacement
• Part of a Multipoint setup with a NAP device
• Preferred physical media for wireless Profinet (PNO) and approved for Profisafe

• Wireless transmission over EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP is supported

Network Communication
Ethernet Interface: 10/100BASE-T with automatic MDI/MDIX cross-over IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, ARP, HCP Client, DNS support, SNMP user management and access control.

Bluetooth features
• Bluetooth Support: Version 2.0
• Supported Bluetooth Profiles: Generic Access Profile (GAP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN),
   PANU role
• Class I +20 dBm: Range up to 300 meters



Connecting Ethernet devices to a WLAN infrastructure

Anybus Wireless Bridge is especially well-suited for mobile, rotating and temporary installations where there is a need for replacing the Ethernet cable with a robust and maintenance-free wireless connection. Further, the product is called “Intelligent antenna” thanks to the ease of use and cost efficiency of the installation and configuration. Another unique feature is the "Low Emission Mode" which solves potential interference disturbances between Bluetooth and Wireless LAN that is not handled by the Bluetooth implementation of Adaptive Frequency Hopping.



Use cases
• Point-to-point Ethernet cable replacement (both in Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure mode)
• Wireless LAN client adapter in an Infrastructure setup
• Wireless transmission over EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, Profinet and BACnet/IP is supported
• Point-to-multipoint cable replacement (pending)

Network Communication
Ethernet Interface: 10/100BASE-T with automatic MDI/MDIX cross-over IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, ARP, HCP Client, DNS support, SNMP user management and access control.

WLAN features
• IEEE802.11b/g specification
• Security: Supports WEP64, WEP128,WPA-PSk, WPA2-PSk, TkIP, CCMP (AES) and LEAP
• 2.4 GHz: Range up to 400 Meters
• 5 GHz: Range up to 200 Meters
• 2.4/5 GHz dual-band: Range up to 400 Meters


  TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Size:
   91 x 66 x 36.2 mm (LxWxH) : 3.58’ x 2.6’ x 1.42’ inches (LxWxH)
Power Supply:
   9-30 VDC, OEM*: 3.3 VDC
Temperature:
   Operating: -30 to +65 °C - Storage: -40 to +85°C
Humidity:
   RH 5-90% non-condensing
Housing
    IP65 classed plastic housing with easily accessed mounting holes
Guarantee:
    3 years

Certifications and Compliance
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
EN 300 328 V1.7.1 (2006-10)
EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1 (2008-04)
EN 301 489-17 V1.3.2 (2007-06)
EMC Directive: 89/336/EEC


Safety Complicance
EN 60950-1:2001 and/or IEC 60950-1:2001 (1st Edition)
EN 60950-1/A11:2004 + Corrigendum:2004, 1999/519/EC EN 50401 (2006)