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New iWAP107 - Releasing Wi-FI efficiency in Hazardous Area

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iwap-sept-14Extronics has recently launch the iWAP107 - an ATEX & IECEx certified Zone 1 access point enclosure system that delivers dramatic performance improvements and cost benefits compared to basic Ex d box solutions. The new iWAP107 system allows the latest MIMO Access Points from market leaders such as Cisco and Aruba to be easily deployed in Zone 1 hazardous areas, improving wireless performance and reliability. The system employs Extronics unique iSOLATE500 RF galvanic isolators which makes RF outputs intrinsically safe. This allows standard non-certified antennas to be used; greatly reducing cost whilst providing significant performance gains.  The iSOLATE500 also allows conventional wiring of RF connections which dramatically reduces both install and maintenance times. Finally because the iSOLATE500 is apparatus certified NOT component “U” certified, no further assessment is required by notified bodies.

Key features are:

  • Simple & cost - effective Wi-Fi deployment
  • Allows use of powerful standard antennas
  • Improved coverage - fewer access points
  • Vastly reduced install & maintenance
  • Future proof - no re-certification necessary
  • Zone 1 ATEX & IECEx certified    

Designed for use in ATEX and IECEx Zone 1 hazardous areas, the iWAP107 is the perfect system to allow data to be unlocked from process areas such as oil rigs and heavy petro-chemical sites.  For further information on this 3rd generation wireless solution please visit The iWAP107 is designed & built by Extronics - a company with over 20 years of experience in the hazardous area market which has recently been granted the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014.