1410-HAZ Wireless Mesh Routers and Wireless Bridges
|Tropos 1410-HAZ wireless mesh routers and bridges are used to build field area networks for automation applications in potentially hazardous locations. The Tropos 1410-HAZ is certified for use in Class I, Division 2 (US) and Class I, Zone 2 (US and Canada) hazardous locations. It enables cost-effective and highly secure IP communications for oil and gas as well as industrial applications that monitor and control field automation endpoints such as intelligent electrical devices, industrial process controllers and SCADA devices in areas where, under abnormal conditions such as leaks, fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases, vapors or liquids. Oil and gas as well as other industries are increasingly using wireless communications networks to monitor and control thousands of automation devices in the field. These field area networks support a diverse set of applications including wellhead monitoring and logging for oil and gas; process control for refining and chemicals; and SCADA for a variety of vertical markets. In the past, industrial companies have often used proprietary low-speed wireless communications systems with little security to implement their field area networks. Integrated firewalls and VPNs plus DNP3 over serial and Ethernet support provide enterprise-class security and future-ready operation to legacy automation devices installed in the field.
The Tropos 1410-HAZ provides an economical vehicle for industrial companies to securely implement field automation communication. It delivers the most advanced set of standards-based security features available for field area networks including a built-in firewall and a built-in IPsec VPN in every unit. Each Tropos 1410-HAZ implements a multi-layer, multi-application security model that provides defense-in-depth and enables traffic from different applications and user groups to be segregated on separate virtual local area networks (VLANs). Each VLAN has its own address space, quality of service policies and security policies including the ability to create one or more IPsec VPNs per VLAN. The Tropos 1410-HAZ employs RADIUS, 802.1x, and 802.11i authentication, AES encryption and HTTPS-based remote access to secure field area networks from unauthorized devices, users and snooping. In addition, the product family’s operating software complies with NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 for U.S. government cybersecurity.
All Tropos mesh routers support a core set of advanced features that enable them to be used in a wide variety of applications and operate in the same network. Each model of Tropos mesh router also offers hardware and software optimized for specific applications.
The Tropos 1410-HAZ supports all of the features of the Tropos 1410 and is CID2 certified for use in potentially hazardous environments. These capabilities allow the Tropos 1410-HAZ to meet the specialized requirements of applications such as: