MDS iNET Series
The MDS iNET Series is an industrial wireless solution that provides long distance, unlicensed communications allowing users to interface with Ethernet and serial controllers. Comprised of the iNET 900 and iNET-II, the iNET Series offers the best balance of speed and range to enable a wide variety of applications requiring higher data capabilities than typical communication systems can provide. The iNET Series combines the higher speed of Digital Transmission Systems (DTS) with the robustness of Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology.
- Unlicensed IP/Ethernet and serial data communication
- High speed, long range point-to-multipoint
- Prevents unauthorized network access and secures wireless data
- Reduce configuration and integration costs with a single-box solution
- Advanced unlicensed interference mitigation algorithms
- Operation in extreme temperature ranges and hazardous locations
iNET-II Application Advantages
- Operation in extreme temperatures from -30ºC to +60ºC
- CSA Class 1/Div 2 approved for operation in hazardous locations
- IEEE 1613 approval for operation in electric substation environments (requires an external DC to DC converter having floating DC inputs, neither side grounded)
- High speed, long range IP/Ethernet and serial communication accommodate multiple services on one infrastructure
- Multiple services operate simultaneously on the same network
- Industry standard software compatibility in an industrial grade hardware platform
Reliable & Scalable
- Two-way point-to-multipoint communication
- High receive sensitivity for noisy environments and long distance communications
- Handles multiple industry protocols including Modbus, Modbus TCP, and DF1
- Multiple layers of cyber security for iNET-II including:
- RADUIS Authentication
- VLAN traffic segregation
- Proprietary hopping patterns
- AES 128-bit encryption
Remote & Access Point
The iNET-II radio operates in the 900 MHz frequency band under the FCC rules for Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) equipment. Every system must have at least one access point service. You can choose between remote models that support serial only, Ethernet only or both types of interfaces (4 dual gateway).
The iNET-II handles concurrent Ethernet from multiple sources, directly addresses the integrated serial device server using industry-standard protocols (e.g., Telnet, TCP, UDP), and serves as backhaul to MDS TransNET, SD, 4710 and 9710 radios.
Every iNET-II radio includes an SNMP agent and can be managed by MDS NETview or any other SNMP-based management system.
An access point radio can be configured to operate as a remote, serving as a common replacement for remote locations, thereby simplifying maintenance tasks in the field.