Friday, January 14, 2011

Phoenix Contact TWE-Basic Trusted Wireless Ethernet Radio

Phoenix Contact has added the RAD-ISM-900-EN-BD/B (also known as TWE-Basic) to the Trusted Wireless Ethernet (TWE) radio family. This new TWE-Basic radio offers many of the same features that are in the standard TWE product, including TWE 2.0 technology. The TWE radios operate at 1 watt in the 900 MHz spectrum, offering over-the-air data rates up to 500 kbps, and incorporate up to 256-bit AES encryption.

The TWE-Basic is a “slave-only” device, so it must be used in conjunction with a standard TWE or TWE-BUS radio acting as the master. A system can be constructed consisting of TWE-Basic radios as the slave units and the standard TWE or TWE-BUS as the master/repeater radios, reducing the overall cost of the network.

  • TWE v 2.0 technology
  • Software RF filtering capabilities – reduces the effect of in-band interference on the system
  • Layer 2/3 firewall capability – reduces unnecessary traffic over the wireless network
  • Improved EtherNet/IP support
  • Enhanced security with 128/192/256-bit AES encryption
  • Adjustable over-the-air data rates up to 500 kbps
  • Slave-ONLY operation
  • -40 to 65 degrees Celsius operating temp

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