BLUETOOTH® Automation: Wireless Transmission of ETHERNET Protocols
Bluetooth® technology is capable of replacing wired transmission systems wherever they are difficult or even impossible to implement (e.g., in slip ring applications, mobile drive or high-bay storage systems). A Bluetooth® ETHERNET Gateway (758-915) joins the range of WAGO automation products. The new gateway transparently transfers ETHERNET protocols (e.g., PROFINET, MODBUS/TCP or EtherNet/IP) via Bluetooth® wireless communication (Bluetooth® 2.0). Two gateways replace the standard communication line between two automation systems.
The internal circularly polarized antenna allows for a reliable radio connection, even in heavily metallic environments. With its compact IP65 housing (66 x 36.2 x 91 mm) and standard M12 connectors, the gateway is ideal for use in harsh industrial environments, while meeting a variety of installation requirements. Standard Bluetooth® wireless technology for 2.402 to 2.480 GHz ISM band achieves a range of up to 400 meters. Both frequency hopping and low emission mode allows operation in environments including other wireless systems (e.g., WLAN).
The gateway's push-button simplifies wireless connection between two automation systems. Additional configurations (e.g., password, IP addresses) may be performed via Web-based management.