AvaLAN Wireless Products Receive Hazardous Location Certification
AvaLAN Wireless Systems, a developer and manufacturer of long-range, industrial, wireless radio technology, has received a Class I, Division II Hazardous Location Certification for two of its products. The certification allows its AW900xTR and AW2400xTR outdoor wireless Ethernet products to enter the industrial oil and gas market.
According to CSA International, a Class I type is considered a location where a quantity of flammable gas or vapor, sufficient to produce an explosive or ignitable mixture, may be present in the air. Division II type is defined as a location where a classified hazard does not normally exist but is possible under abnormal conditions.
AvaLAN products operate in demanding environments, including high interference indoor applications as well as long distance outdoor applications with up to 40 miles in range. Therefore, the Hazardous Location Certification is important to AvaLAN’s operation of outdoor wireless products.
"By obtaining Class I, Division 2 certification on the AvaLAN outdoor industrial enclosure, our customers can now be guaranteed safe operation in hazardous locations,” said Matt Nelson, CEO of AvaLAN Wireless
The AW900xTR and AW2400xTR Wireless Ethernet Radios connect fringe IP devices, including IP access control readers, remote printers, remote PCs, VoIP phones, point-of-sale devices, digital signage or industrial control devices.