ProSoft Technology’s inRAx wireless Ethernet/IP communication module (MVI56-WA-EIP) acts as a wireless bridge, enabling remote connectivity between a ControlLogix processor and 802.11 wireless devices, including PCs, laptops, radio modems — such as the RadioLinx Industrial Hotspot — and other MVI56-WA-EIP modules. The MVI56-WA-EIP module allows programming over the backplane and acts as a server to RSLinx, allowing for multiple programs, such as RSLogix5000 and/or RSView products to communicate simultaneously with the processor. The MVI56-WA-EIP module offers four important benefits:
1. Wireless Access to Remote Processors: Interface with remote processors from a car or desktop.
2. Expand Wireless Networking Capabilities: The MVI56-WA-EIP is compatible with any 802.11b wireless technology, enabling wireless connectivity at user-defined distances and locations.
3. Backplane Programmable: The module allows a user to program using RSLinx, RSLogix5000, or RSView products wirelessly.
4. Safety from Arc Flash Incidents: An arc flash is a powerful burst of radiant energy short circuits through the air, usually caused when voltage escapes from electrified conductors.