Weather Resistant RadioLinx Industrial Hotspot


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The RadioLinx Industrial Hotspot (RLXIB-IHW-66) provides high speed industrial wireless Ethernet communications between Ethernet devices such as PLCs, I/O, and operator interfaces while serving as a repeater/bridge for other hotspots, and an access point for wireless clients such as Laptops and PDAs.


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Caractéristiques Avantages

Conforms to IEEE 802.11a/b/g

  • Open standard protects wireless network investment
  • High speed (54 Mbps), low latency communications
  • Radio-based IGMP snooping/querying to filter multicast industrial Ethernet maximizing bandwidth

Rugged and Powerful

  • IP-66 rated metal enclosure, industrial operating temperatures, vibration and shock resistant
  • Certification pending for use in hazardous locations (UL1604 Class I Div 2, ATEX Zone 2)
  • Transmit power and radio frequencies programmable for use globally

Data and Network Security

  • Cryptographic strength security with WPA2/802.11i-128/192/256 bit AES encryption and CCM integrity check
  • Limit access to approved device MAC IDs
  • Monitors RF environment for approved/rogue radios

Flexible and Reliable

  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) enables radio placement near antenna to reduce antenna cable costs and improve wireless network performance
  • Single radio operates as an access point and repeater/bridge and client
  • Automatic network configuration (can be prioritized or fixed) with self-healing network and master redundancy for reliable large networks (e.g. SCADA)

Easy to Configure and Monitor

  • Built-in web server for browser-based configuration and remote diagnostics
  • Included OPC Server for HMI-based RF network diagnostics

Backed by ProSoft Technology

  • Industrial data communications experts who understand your protocols, devices, and applications
  • Indoor/outdoor radio network design assistance - accessory selection, path studies, and site survey
  • Three year standard warranty


Use the RLXIB-IHW-66 in applications where secure, high-speed, untethered Ethernet connectivity is required outdoors or in indoor environments requiring dust-tight or water-tight protection:

  • Connect to moving or remote industrial devices while providing wireless coverage for mobile workers' PDAs and laptops
  • Combine voice, video and data on a single, high speed industrial wireless network
  • Use for applications generating many packets per second or with high aggregate data requirements such as I/O messaging and client/server based HMI


Frequency Band
(Varies by Country)

2.412 to 2.462 GHz (FCC)
2.412 to 2.472 GHz (ETSI)
5.150 to 5.250 GHz (FCC/ETSI)
5.725 to 5.850 GHz (FCC)


Wireless Standards

802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11i

Transmit Power (Programmable)

Up to 50 mW

Channel data rates (Modulation)

802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps (OFDM)
802.11a: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps (OFDM)

Receiver Sensitivity (Typical)

-95 dBm @ 1 Mbps
-90 dBm @ 11 Mbps
-82 dBm @ 24 Mbps
-75 dBm @ 54 Mbps

Channels Selection

1 to 13 (802.11b/g)
36, 40, 44, 48, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 (802.11a)


WPA2/802.11i with 128/192/256 bit AES-CCM
Legacy WPA TKIP, WEP support
MAC ID filter
Admin password





IP-66 rated die-cast aluminum with pole mount hardware

6 = Dust tight - No ingress of Dust

6 = Protected against water jets against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

Overall Dimensions

213 x 178 x 56 mm (W x H x D)

8.4 x 7.0 x 2.2 inches

Ethernet Ports

Water/Dust Tight M12 connector

IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3af

Antenna Ports

(2) N-type female connectors


2.4 lb (1kg)


Operating Temperature

-40°F to +167°F (-40°C to +75°C)


Up to 100% RH, with no condensation

External Power

802.3af PoE
 RLXIB-IHW-66: Input 100 Vac to 240 Vac PoE; Output 48 Vdc
RLXIB-IHW-66D: Input 9 Vdc to 36 Vdc PoE; Output 48 Vdc

Average Power



ProSoft Wireless Designer (PSW-PWD) Datasheet 169,63 kB Dernière Modification 21/02/2013
RLXIB-IHW-66 Dimension Drawings 229,65 kB Dernière Modification 22/02/2013
ProSoft Wireless Designer User Manual 1,32 MB Dernière Modification 22/02/2013
SNMP MIB file 53,65 kB Dernière Modification 22/02/2013
RLXIB-IHW-66 Datasheet 262,50 kB Dernière Modification 29/03/2010
IH Browser Datasheet 394,53 kB Dernière Modification 25/06/2020
RadioLinx OPC Server Datasheet 282,21 kB Dernière Modification 10/07/2015
RLXIB-IHW-66 User Manual 1,30 MB Dernière Modification 10/12/2009
RLXIB-IHW-66 Set-Up Guide 346,49 kB Dernière Modification 10/12/2009
ProSoft Wireless Designer (PSW-PWD) version 4.5.013 6,00 MB Dernière Modification 30/05/2014
RadioLinx IH Browser Version 8,04 MB Dernière Modification 29/04/2020
RadioLinx OPC Server version 1.3.1 (XP) 1,10 MB Dernière Modification 21/02/2013
RLXIB-IHx Firmware v3.524 784,34 kB Dernière Modification 03/04/2014



EX Certificate (ATEX Directive) 118,50 kB Dernière Modification 11/11/2013
Australian C-Tick Mark 46,23 kB Dernière Modification 28/05/2013
Australian C-Tick Mark - Declaration of Conformity 2,44 MB Dernière Modification 28/05/2013
CB Safety 34,26 kB Dernière Modification 04/01/2013
CE Mark 93,21 kB Dernière Modification 13/03/2013
FSB Notification 13,46 MB Dernière Modification 27/08/2012
GOST-R Declaration of Conformity 6,68 MB Dernière Modification 18/12/2012
Russian GOST-R 7,07 MB Dernière Modification 18/12/2012
Russian GOST-R (Mandatory) 11,49 MB Dernière Modification 18/12/2012
Korean KC Registration 176,57 kB Dernière Modification 04/01/2013
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 637,08 kB Dernière Modification 15/09/2014
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 (Canada) 673,91 kB Dernière Modification 15/09/2014
Country Approval - Brazil 853,61 kB Dernière Modification 19/09/2014
Country Approval - India 371,18 kB Dernière Modification 04/01/2013