6 March 2018
JFE Engineering Corporation
JFE Engineering Corporation (President and CEO: Hajime Oshita, Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) today launched sales of LANEXÂ®-AP0301, an explosion-proof, non-directional1Â access point2Â for use even in dangerous locations with atmospheric explosive gas (hereafter, "explosive areas").
Explosive-proof wireless LAN systems are important infrastructure to realize efficient operation and maintain safe and secure plant operation and are being adopted mainly in the petroleum and chemical industries. Since 2009, JFE Engineering has been selling various explosive-proof wireless LAN-related products such as access points (hereafter "AP"), IP cameras, tablets, smartphones, etc., which have been well-received. Of these, JFE Engineering's APs hold more than 60% of the domestic market share in Japan, with an accumulated total of over 1,000 sets sold.
The new LANEXÂ®-AP0301 launched this time is a product compatible with the latest wireless communication standard, IEEE802.11ac3, and is the first explosive-proof AP in Japan to be compatible with this standard.
In addition, the LANEXÂ®-AP0301 uses JFE Engineering-developed explosive-proof dedicated antennas, resulting in an improved communication speed4Â of 3 times (30Mb/s) and an improved communication distance5Â of 2 times (maximum radius of 200 m) compared with current products, enabling its adoption in wide-area hazardous facilities that include a hydrogen area,6Â similar to conventional products.
JFE Engineering will continue to reinforce our lineup of explosive-proof wireless LAN products in the future and provide the optimal solutions to customers with plants with hazardous areas in diverse fields including petroleum, chemicals, gas, electricity, pharmaceuticals, food and consumer electronics, etc.
- 1 An antenna that evenly radiates radio waves 360Â°.
- 2 A repeater for transmitting data from a wireless terminal to other devices including LAN, etc.
- 3 A widely-used wireless LAN-related (communication) standard formulated by the U.S.'s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) The use frequency is 5GHz band.
- 4 Throughput (transmission capacity). The effective transmission capacity (value obtained in internal testing) at the 100 m point when using the IEEE802.11n (2.4GHz band) frequency used by conventional products in above-ground free space. When optionally set at IEEE802.11ac (5GHz band), it achieves 8 times compared to existing products.
- 5 The maximum distance over which throughput (transmission capacity) of around 10Mb/s can be secured in above-ground free space (value obtained in internal testing).
- 6 Area around facilities where hydrogen is generated (an area where hydrogen is generated or may be generated).
Contact for inquiries about this press release:
- Public Relations Section, General Administration Department, JFE Engineering Corporation
Contact for inquiries about this product and project:
- Sales & Marketing Division, Energy Industries Engineering Sector, JFE Engineering