Wi-Fi is technology for radio wireless local area networking of devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, which restricts the use of the term Wi-Fi Certified to products that successfully complete certification testing.
As Wi-Fi becomes more readily accepted and accessible in today's industrial controls marketplace, the devices we use must evolve with it. The industrial control network must function in real-time, be highly available, responsive, and most of all, secure. These demands are often in direct conflict with the pressure to reduce costs, increase connectivity, and enable remote access.
Many Maple Systems HMIs and Industrial PCs offer a secure access point to an existing Wi-Fi network that can provide a unified, reliable, and easy way to manage production.
Content Created by David Franzwa