ABB Wireless adds ATEX Zone 2 for explosive atmospheres

ATEX Zone 2 certification is immediately available on the TropOS 6420-XA wireless mesh router from ABB. The ABB TropOS 6420-XA provides high reliability, security and performance in extreme outdoor application environments like Oil & Gas, Mining, Chemical Plants and Utilities. It comes with an industrial grade specification including operation in extreme temperatures -40 to +75 degrees C, shock and vibration rating, salt fog rust resistance, IP67 weather rating and wind resistance to 165 mph.

Now with ATEX Zone 2 added the 6420XA can be deployed in Zone 2 designated areas in Europe and in other regions adopting the ATEX classification. Complementing the TropOS 6420-XA is the TropOS 2420 wireless mesh edge node for DIN-rail mounting inside a cabinet. Incorporating a managed four-port Ethernet switch, voltage and contact closure monitoring for cost effective and highly secure IP communications. The TropOS 2420 is ATEX Zone 2 certified. It can also be deployed inside a third party ATEX Zone 1 certified enclosure. Click here to view the test report.

TropOS mesh routers combine the industry's most sophisticated mesh networking intelligence, designed from the ground up to optimize throughput in a dynamic, metro-scale outdoor networks, with purpose-built hardware that is ruggedized and weatherized to withstand extreme weather conditions. Find out more about TropOS mesh routers.

ABB is one of the largest providers of wireless products and solutions for the utility and industrial sectors. It offers a wide range of network technologies – broadband wireless communications, point-to-point/point-to-multipoint, and cellular, that can be combined to build end-to-end mission critical wireless networks optimized for industrial, urban, suburban and rural environments.

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