The Analynk AP427 Dual-Band Hazardous Area Access Point Enclosure for Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M

AP427 Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M


The AP427 is designed to house the Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M dual band access point for use in hazardous areas. The enclosure, all hardware, and antennas are rated for Class I, Div 1, groups C & D Hazardous Locations. All hardware, mounting plate, antennas and RF cables are provided to make installation of the access point quick and easy. The enclosure utilizes our proprietary explosion proof CTX series of antennas, two dual band 2.4GHz/5GHz are included.

For more information, contact Analynk Wireless.
(614) 755-5091

8 Major Application Considerations for Industrial Wireless Networks

Industrial Wireless Networks

The laws of physics limit wireless networks. These laws set the boundaries of how much information can be transmitted. Presented below are some key challenges of a wireless communication system.

1 - Wireless Range

The constraints on wireless radio wave transmission are the physical distance, obstacles, and fundamental wavelengths. Obstacles such as metal and concrete severely attenuate radio waves. Higher frequency systems generally have better throughput performance but with less range than systems operating in the lower frequency bands.

2 - Wireless Channel Bandwidth

Wireless communications systems transmit information over finite resources within the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. EM spectrum is a limited natural resource divided according to the laws and regulations.

3 - Information Data Rate (Bandwidth)

Bandwidth is defined in terms of bits per second and constrained by the communications channel's physics. Realizable bandwidth rarely meets the advertised data rates as channel conditions introduce error. Competition for the channel by other devices on the wireless network creates a delay in channel access.

4  - Latency

In any communication system, transmitting and receiving data takes time. A software program must provide data for transmission, format, modulate, and share it in a wireless device. The electromagnetic waves then take time to spread through space at the speed of light, ultimately arriving at the receiver. Additional time is then required to detect the signal, reconstruct the signal into valid information, and finally deliver it to the client software application. Latency is defined as the actualized duration of information transmission from one application to another within an industrial control system.

5 - Scalability

A wireless network is designed to support a certain number of devices. Scale is an essential factor of industrial wireless networks as it influences the amount of time expected for devices to utilize the finite resources of the wireless channel. Some wireless systems, such as WirelessHART employ scheduling to assure channel availability.

6 - Wireless Security

Security within any industrial wireless deployment, mainly those considered mission-critical, should always be considered in conjunction with the wireless network design and application goals. Security holistically addresses data confidentiality, integrity, and availability issues. Unlike a traditional office setting, data integrity and availability in industrial networks are more significant concerns. For most modern wireless networks, strong encryption is available and should be used inside the factory. To ensure wireless device authentication, authentication protocols should be used to verify access. Wireless networks are also vulnerable to transmission attacks, such as jamming. In mission-critical systems, wireless network isolation is recommended by frequency and distance.

7 - System Availability

The ability of a wireless network to support its intended operation is referred to as system availability. This is typically defined in terms of a percentage availability, such as 99.99%, for which it will stay operational. Attention should be placed on the robustness of devices within the network.

8 - Harsh Industrial Environments

The physical environment usually impacts wireless communications with the presence of obstructions, reflections, and scattering. Such effects lead to multipath transmissions that may not have a direct line-of-sight (LOS) element at times. Industrial environments are more electrically noisy than office and home environments and present far more wireless transmission obstructions and disturbances. Moveable metal items such as forklifts and cranes, narrow aisles between metal shelves, and liquid tanks that can alternate propagation features are examples of this harsh environment. Moreover, depending on the frequency of the produced noise, electrical noise may affect wireless transmissions. Motors and solenoids provide examples of low-frequency noise sources. Arc-generating equipment can make higher-frequency electrical noise.

For wireless transmitters, repeaters, transmitters, antennas, and hazardous area access point enclosures, contact Analynk Wireless by calling (614) 755-5091 or visiting their website at

Turnkey Hazardous Area Wireless Enclosure/Access Point Solution: The Analynk AE902

A Class 1 Div 2, ATEX Zone 2 Wireless Access Point Enclosure with Aruba AP 318, Power Supply, Antennas and Optional ISA100A / WirelessHART

Enclosure | Explosion Proof Access Point | ATEX Wifi Access Point

The Analynk AE902 series includes the Aruba AP-318 dual band access point with an optional Honeywell FDAP2 for ISA100A / WirelessHART communication.  The Analynk AE902 is certified for use in Class I, Division 2 or ATEX Zone 2 hazardous areas. The unit's hazardous area enclosure protects an Aruba AP318 wireless access point, a dual band access point delivering gigabit Wi-Fi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices in harsh environments. The optional Honeywell FDAP2 is an industrial meshing access point for ISA100 Wireless and/or WirelessHART field instruments.

The Analynk AE902 also includes a PoE (Power over Ethernet) injector and universal input power supply. The enclosure is made of 316 stainless steel and has a NEMA 4X or IP66 rating for harsh conditions. Optional directional hazardous area antennas are available and can be mounted remotely from the enclosure.

For more information, contact Analynk Wireless. Call them at (614) 755-5091 or visit their website at

The Analynk AP426 Dual-Band Hazardous Area Access Point Enclosure for the Fortinet FAP-223 Access Point

The AP426 hazardous area enclosure houses the Fortinet FAP-223E dual band access point for use in the hazardous areas. 

The enclosure and antennas are designed for use in Class I, Division 1 group C & D areas. All hardware, mounting plate, antennas and RF cables are provided to make installation quick and easy. The enclosure utilizes our proprietary explosion proof CTX series of antennas and includes four 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band antennas. The access point is not included with the enclosure.

For more information, contact Analynk Wireless.
(614) 755-5091

Analynk Access Point Enclosures for Hazardous Locations and Extreme Working Environments

Access Point Enclosures for Hazardous Locations

Analynk Access Point Enclosure for Hazardous Locations: Isolation of Wireless Access Points from Explosive Vapors in Tightly Regulated Industries Including Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical and Chemical

Analynk's access point enclosures provide protection in Class 1, Division 1 and 2 locations, Groups A, B, C, & D and ATEX Zone 1 and 2 areas, as well as less restrictive environments. These enclosures securely allow for the deployment of Aruba, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Meraki, and Motorola wireless access points.

Analynk access point enclosures facilitate wireless connectivity in locations deploying "explosion-proof" equipment and devices, meeting the stringent standards that apply in today's hazardous area electrical certifications. Wireless installations on oil rigs, in refineries, in chemical plants, and in pharmaceutical plants use these enclosures to extend the wireless network into locations that were previously unreachable, allowing wireless communications to go where it was previously not possible.

Analynk, located in Columbus, Ohio, also manufactures a wide array of other industrial wireless products including Hazardous Area Antennas, Hazardous Area RF Enclosures, Hazardous Area Wireless Transmitters & Receivers, Wireless DC Powered Transmitters & Receivers, Wireless Expansion Modules, and Wireless Repeaters.

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(614) 755-5091