The new TC router 4102T-4G EU WLAN expands the family of industrial cellular routers by Phoenix Contact with a WLAN interface, more I/Os and additional software functionalities.
This variant has a WLAN interface, which means it can be configured as an access point to connect to wireless system components located nearby or to allow technicians to gain wireless access to the process on site. As a client, the WLAN interface can serve as a parallel or failsafe alternative to the Ethernet ports, which are switchable between LAN/WAN, to access the Internet. In case of a failure, the system automatically changes to WLAN or cellular communication or expands the bandwidth of poor wired connections. In addition, the new device has more digital inputs and outputs and further software functions such as GRE, L2TP, PPTP, as well as an internal MIB for SNMP.
The TC routers are cellular routers for infrastructure applications, which connect widely spread out substations and machines to the control room via VPN. Globally available LTE cellular communication technology enables everything from lean remote control protocols to video transmissions.