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New Wireless POINT I/O Adapter Faceplate

This new faceplate enables easy integration of the Wireless Point I/O Adapter's (ILX34-AENWG) configuration and diagnostic data into your FactoryTalk View ME solutions. These diagnostics include link time, signal strength, connection and packet data, and network configuration information.

Wireless POINT I/O Adapter (ILX34-AENWG)
The ProSoft Technology Wireless POINT I/O Adapter is a high-speed, standards-based 802.11g wireless input/output (I/O) communication adapter offering a convenient wireless alternative for linking Rockwell Automation controllers to distributed process I/O modules. Combining Rockwell Automation's field proven I/O with ProSoft Technology's Integrated Wireless Architecture technology and support, the Wireless POINT I/O Adapter provides users an optimum distributed I/O communication solution.

The Wireless POINT I/O Adapter Add-On Profile (AOP) utilizes the familiar RSLogix 5000 programming environment and connection-based EtherNet/IP protocol to simplify configuring and communicating with POINT I/O racks scattered throughout the process facility. The compact size of POINT I/O systems, when coupled with the Wireless POINT I/O Adapter, make them ideal for collecting data from and controlling moving systems like robots, automated carts, overhead cranes, earthmovers, as well as fixed-position racks in hard-to-reach areas of the process plant.

The Wireless POINT I/O Adapter can be used in networks with RadioLinx Industrial Hotspots or third party 802.11g access points to provide high-speed, low latency 802.11g client communication over widely spaced plant areas. This ability to work with existing standards-based wireless technology protects and leverages the end-users' investment. For security, the Wireless POINT I/O employs 802.11i WPA2 with AES Encryption.



EtherNet/IP connection-based communication

  • Connection-based communication for the highest level of integration with Rockwell Automation controllers and software

Program using RSLogix 5000 version 17 or later and AOP

  • Simplified integration with a familiar programming environment
  • Easy to configure, no special configuration software required
  • Integrated web page for wireless configuration

802.11g client

  • Standards-based wireless protects investment and allows communication with RadioLinx Industrial Hotspots or 3rd party 802.11g access points
  • High-speed, low latency wireless communication

Supports ProSoft Technology Integrated Wireless Architecture when used with RadioLinx Industrial Hotspots

  • Optimizes wireless bandwidth through intelligent routing of multicast packets
  • Limits loss of I/O messages

Uses Rockwell Automation POINT I/O modules

  • Field-proven, cost effective I/O platform
  • POINT I/O diagnostic features include channel-level diagnostics, removal and insertion under power
  • Many Input/Output types to choose from digital I/O, analog I/O, POINT Guard I/O, RTD, thermocouple, serial-interface for ASCII, and counters
  • Easy to add / customize point count - up to 63 POINT I/O modules per adapter

Both wireless and I/O configuration is done using the ILX34-AENWG Add-On Profile in RSLogix 5000 v17 (or later). Configuration of wireless parameters may be done using the integrated web pages to enable configuration of I/O modules over-the-air.

General Specifications
  • Data communication interface via IEEE 802.11g 54Mb Wireless standard
  • Configuration interface via 10/100 full/half duplex Cat5 cable
  • EtherNet/IP messages encapsulated within standard TCP/UDP/IP protocol
  • Half/full duplex 54 Mbps wireless operation
  • Communication to and from other POINT I/O modules on the same DIN-rail
  • Communication supported by RSLinx software
  • I/O configuration via RSLogix 5000 software
  • No network scheduling required
  • No routing tables required
  • Support of connections from multiple controllers simultaneously

Functional Specifications

Expansion I/O Capacity

POINTBus Current Output

ILX34-AENWG uses 1.0A, 300 mA available for I/O modules.

Use 1734-EP24DC backplane extension power supplies to extend beyond 300 mA

Maximum # of Modules

63 modules

Max # of Rack Optimized Connections

5 for digital I/O modules only

Max # of direct connections


Hardware Specifications

Power Supply

Input Voltage

24 VDC nominal, 10-28.8 VDC range

Power Consumption

10.0 W max @ 28.8 VDC

Input Protection

Reverse Polarity, Transients

Isolation Voltage

1800 VDC for 60 sec


Indicators (RF status)

Link, Activity Reused from the wired link/activity bicolor LEDs

POINTBus Output Current

300 mA maximum

Thermal Dissipation

9.5 BTU / hr, maximum

Dimensions inches (mm)

3.0H x 2.16W x 5.25L (76.2H x 54.9W x 133.4L)


12 oz / 340 grams

EtherNet Connector

RJ-45, Category 5


Operating Temperature

-20° to 55° C.
IEC 60068 - 2 -1 cold
IEC 60068 - 2 -2 dry heat
IEC 60068 - 2 -14 thermal shock

Storage Temp

-40° to 85° C

Relative Humidity

5 to 95% noncondensing.
IEC 60068-2-30


30g operating 50g nonoperating
IEC 60068-2-27


5g 10 to 500Hz
IEC 60068-2-6

ESD Immunity

6kV contact discharge 8kV air discharge
IEC 60068-4-2

Radiated RF Immunity

10V/m 1kHz sine AM Modulation 30MHz to 2GHz
10V/m 200 Hz AM Pulse 50% to 100 % frequencies
IEC 60068-4-3

EFT/B Immunity

4kV at 5kHz power ports, 2kV 5.0kHz communication ports
IEC 61000-4-5

Surge Transient Immunity

1kV line-line (DM) and 2kV line-earth (CM) on comm. Ports
1kV line-line (DM) and 2kV line-earth (CM) on power ports
IEC 61000-4-5

Conducted RF Immunity

10Vrms 1kHz sine 80% modulation AM 150kHz to 80MHz
IEC 61000-4-6


CISPR 11 Group 1 Class A

Enclosure rating

None (open style)

Radio / RF

Communication standard



802.11i (WPA2)


None, WEP, AES

RF Power

12 dBm (16 mW) without antenna gain - allows up to 6 dBi antenna for ETSI, 100 mW EIRP limited countries

Antenna connection

One RP-SMA connector

IGMP querying support

Use of WDS to support IGMP querying and multicast

Indoor distance

100 meters at 54 Mbps (use RadioLinx Industrial Hotspots radios to extend range)

Outdoor distance

Up to 3 km with high gain, directional antennas and RF line-of-sight



Molded plastic, integrated DIN rail clip

All other components

Supplied by Rockwell Automation standard 1734-AENTR parts

Enclosure Type Rating

None (open-style)

LED Indicators

  • Link
  • Activity
  • System Power
  • Field Power
  • Module Status
  • Network Status
  • Network Activity
  • POINTBus Status


Wireless packets per second

Up to 1000

RSLogix I/O Configuraton Requested Packet Interval, Typical for one adapter per single 802.11 network

Allow 20 ms per I/O connection

Example: Set RPI = 100ms for 5 I/O connections

(For recommended RPI using multiple adapters per single network, contact ProSoft Technical Support)

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The IPPC-8151S is designed with a fully sealed 316L stainless steel enclosure and uses a special tapered & food safe rubber seal between the bezel and the touchscreen. [...]

VBOND Enhanced LCDs for Sunlight Readability

VarTech offers VBOND either as an optional or standard feature of nearly all VarTech LCD products. With VarTech’s proprietary optical stack, controlling reflected light significantly improves the optical performance of VarTech LCD displays in any ambient lighting condition. [...]

ABB Certifies Sixnet Industrial Ethernet Switches

Gigabit and Fast Ethernet Switches Receive ABB Industrial IT Certification for Compatibility and Interoperability [...]

VarTech: Rugged Small Form Factor Computers


Advantech's Rugged Atom-based Fanless Box PC with Energy Star Certification

Advantech’s New Atom-based Fanless Box PC series, the UNO-2173A and UNO-2173AF, are equipped with Intel® Atom™ 1.6 GHz CPUs, Gigabit Ethernet ports, rich I/O, and 1 x Mini PCIe socket. [...]

Revolutionary Embedded Boards with the New Intel® Core™ i7

Superior Performance, Low Power Embedded Platforms with Intel® Core™ i7 processors [...]

Robust Computing Engine to Drive Critical Applications

High Performance Fanless Box PC with Redundant Ethernet Ports and RAID 0/1 Storage Support [...]

ATS MI Data Pro Client

Completing the ATS MI Client Range, the MI Data Pro Client offers customers Intel® Core 2 Duo performance in a client foot-print that is less than 50mm larger than the Intel® Atom based ATS MI Data Client! [...]

ATS MI Data Client

Our range of industrial-grade fan-less computer systems based on the energy efficient Intel Atom CPU. Their sealed fan-less design prevent the harming effects of dust and dirt from inhibiting the performance on these systems. [...]

ATS Industrial Computer Furniture

Along with liquid resistant and air-tight furniture solutions, ATS offer a complete range of standard industrial computer furniture. [...]

IEC 61850: A Protocol with Powerful Potential

Featured Wireless Whitepaper | As the international standard for power substation automation systems, IEC 61850 defines the communication between devices in the substation and related system requirements. It supports substation automation functions as well as their engineering. Unlike earlier protocols, the technical approach makes IEC 61850 flexible and future-proof. [...]

Oil Well Status Monitoring

Here is the story of how one company, Arizona Automation, working with Cogent Real-Time Systems, used the OPC DataHub in a last-minute effort to avert disaster. [...]

Applying Wireless to EtherNet/IP Systems

Featured Wireless Whitepaper | Ethernet for industrial communications is growing rapidly in factory automation, process control and SCADA systems. The ODVA EtherNet/IP network standard is gaining popularity as a preferred industrial protocol. [...]

Sending end-of-shift reports by email

It is easy to create well formatted reports that show the most recent data from your processes. This removes the errors associated with manual data entry and guarantees that reports will always be completed on time. [...]

A Platform for Meaningful Business Intelligence

The Activplant family of products provides a strong foundation for manufacturers who need to focus on strategies for moving their enterprise forward. Data—in itself—does not provide Business Intelligence. [...]

Advantech 19” panel for marine and industry applications

Constructed from marine grade aluminum with a UV protected powder coating, FPM-8192V ensures reliability even in harsh outdoor conditions. [...]

EK32 & EK26 Industrial Ethernet Rack Switch

These rugged rack-mount switches offer high port counts, flexible configurability and enterprise class performance. [...]

Advantech Introduces 802.11b/g Industrial Wireless Access Point

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the EKI-6311G 802.11b/g Wireless Access Point, Client Bridge and Repeater, which offers standards-based and license-free wireless connectivity for industrial devices, equipment, and applications. [...]

8-Port Industrial Ethernet Gigabit Switch

The SL-8MG is an industrial Ethernet managed switch with 8 ultra-fast Gigabit ports that is rugged, reliable, real-time and secure. [...]

Advantech’s New Fanless Industrial Panel PCs

Advantech's new fanless Industrial Panel PCs feature a 15" XGA /17" SXGA TFT LCD, and an Intel Celeron M 1GHz CPU. [...]

eNetMeter™ DN brings network diagnostics to a new level

eNetMeter DN provides extremely accurate measurements of the network parameters using high-speed sampling. By comparing acceptable baseline measurements of a "good" network, it can predict imminent failures down to individual devices. [...]

New Inspect 5.0 comes with new features to reduce defects and drive costs down

Rapidly flush out and contain defects with Inspect 5.0. This is a step up from Inspect 4.1, the main engine behind ASI DataMyte's Defect and Rework Tracking Solution. Using the solution ensures that prototype schedules become focused and shortened, significantly accelerating product launch cycles and time to market. And, the scrap and rework cost savings combined with the efficiency gains translate into substantial dollar returns, and, of course, a higher quality product. [...]

ProSoft announced new version of the 802.11abg Industrial Hotspot

ProSoft Technology® is pleased to announce our new and improved version of the 802.11abg Industrial Hotspot™ (RLXIB-IHW), now featuring Power over Ethernet (PoE) and serial encapsulation. [...]

Kepware to supply device communications to Columbia Weather Systems

Kepware Technologies was selected as the primary provider of device communications by Columbia Weather Systems. [...]

Videos Prove Popular with Industrial Automation Market

Systems and design engineers, machine builders, and others in the industrial automation industry are finding great value in a series of online videos from Opto 22, as a tool to help them understand, source, select, and apply control, monitoring and data acquisition technologies, products, and applications. [...]

China Ministry of Railways Selected Wonderware to Modernize Railway Stations for Enhancing Visitor Travel During Olympics

LAKE FOREST, Calif., 2008 – The Chinese government’s Ministry of Railways has selected Wonderware software to manage the customer service system and monitor assets at its four major railway stations. The railway stations provide service between Beijing and Tianjin and served as the key transportation corridor for visitors attending the Olympic Games in August 2008. This is the first high-speed railway established in China connecting these two major cities and is approximately 100 miles long. [...]

Danfoss Drives introduces MCA 121 Ethernet card for drives

Danfoss Drives introduces the MCA 121 EtherNet/IP Option Card. The MCA 121 is a powerful networking tool that enables Danfoss VLT AutomationDrive users to deploy standard Ethernet technology in manufacturing applications, while also enabling internet and enterprise activity. [...]

"Perfect Plant" Vision: SAP to acquire Visiprise, enhancing MES capability

SAP AG announces its intent to acquire Visiprise, a provider of manufacturing execution system (MES) software. The buy seeks to expand on SAP's “Perfect Plant” strategy to complement existing applications and solutions with smart purchases that offer innovative technologies and capabilities to discrete manufacturers. [...]

Unique EU Project: Osram Lamps for India

The emerging market of India is now also switching to energy-saving lamps. The research magazine Pictures of the Future reports that Osram has become the world’s first lamp manufacturer to participate in a United Nations climate protection program that involves exchanging used light bulbs for energy-efficient lighting units. [...]

Opto 22 Partners with Kepware for Communications

Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that Opto 22 has partnered with Kepware to develop and deliver the world's best drivers for Opto 22 products. [...]

OPC DataHub connects new and existing systems

BP Pipelines - USA (Case Study) BP Pipelines operates one of the largest networks of pipelines in the United States, transporting over 450 million barrel-miles of petrochemicals per day. Their control center in Tulsa, Oklahoma is responsible for the transport of oil and natural gas from South-Central and Midwest oil fields to locations nationwide. [...]

Advanced OPC Bridging

OPC bridging is a way to connect an OPC Server to another OPC Server on the same computer. Using the OPC DataHub you can bridge between OPC Servers to integrate data from different systems. [...]

Case Study: Distributing Data from Remote Plants

Fielding Chemical Technologies, the largest solvent and refrigeration reclamation company in Canada, is using the OPC DataHub to distribute the process data from their new Pervap project across the corporate network and the Internet. "The OPC DataHub is an amazing piece of technology," said Robert McGregor, Pervap project researcher. "It is reliable, secure, easy to use, and it does exactly what we need." [...]

3 Easy Steps to View Your OPC Data on the Web

Now, with the streaming AJAX technology available in the latest version of the OPC DataHub, you can view data from any of your OPC servers, without doing any web programming. [...]

Plant Engineering Magazine Readers Give Brad and Woodhead Two Nods for 2007 Products of the Year

Every year, Plant Engineering Magazine honors and recognizes the most innovative products developed for use in manufacturing environments through its “Product of the Year” award. We are pleased to announce the following products have been awarded the Top Honor of “Gold” in their respective categories. [...]

Connect to up to 16 DeviceNet Scanners Remotely Using Ethernet!

Traditionally when running a PC control application, one PC installed with one network interface card was required for each DeviceNet™ network. [...]

Kepware Brings Weather Data, Both Live and Forecast, as Real Time Input to Automation Systems

Kepware Technologies announced that it has signed an agreement with WeatherBug, a leading source for real-time weather information, for the purpose of licensing weather information through Kepware's KEPServerEX OPC technology, to the Automation industry. [...]

ProSoft Technology Introduces RadioLinx Water Resistant / Dust-Proof 802.11abg Industrial Hotspot

Field applications exposed to severe conditions, whether it be an oil rig or the wash down area of a manufacturing plant, can now benefit from the latest addition to ProSoft Technology's RadioLinx wireless product family. [...]

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