Tailored solutions for stable wireless communications

Belden offers wireless access points with a new modular design concept – the new OpenBAT family from Hirschmann™.


Individually configurable via the Internet, the robust access points in the new OpenBAT family from Hirschmann guarantee stable WLAN connections – even in the most demanding industrial applications. These devices can be used to implement wireless communication solutions that were previously solely the domain of cable-based networks typically found in rail transport, electricity supply or mechanical engineering. With Clear Space® technology inside, ESD protection and the option of integrated high-voltage power supply, the OpenBAT family sets new standards in lifetime operational effectiveness – leading to significant reductions in total cost of ownership.

The OpenBAT family comprises of the BAT-R (IP30) and BAT-F (IP65/67) series of WLAN access points, which are fully compatible with the previous BAT54 and BAT300 models from Hirschmann. Their modular design permits the configuration of up to 8,000 versions, differing in terms of functions, protocols, WLAN and Ethernet ports, interfaces, power supply, installation concept, and industry and country-specific certifications. The OpenBAT brings an optimum degree of flexibility and is a cost-effective solution tailored to your specific requirements.

Clear Space® technology is included in all versions, which eliminates frequencies from competing radios. This guarantees stable WLAN connections at all times. The robust hardware and the integrated ESD protection (capable of withstanding electrostatic discharges of up to 25 kV) make the OpenBAT family a model of dependability. Redundant power supply using potential-free relay contacts, a choice of freely combinable PoE power packs for IEEE802.3af, 24/48 VDC, 60/120/250 VDC or 110/230 VAC is available.

With HiLCOS inside, the devices in the OpenBAT family bring the most powerful operating system to the automation industry – including extensive management, redundancy and security functions, and providing support for IPv4/6 routing. What’s more, all OpenBAT devices comply with the IEEE 802.11n WLAN standard that enables data rates of up to 450 Mbit/s in both the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands, and supports interference-free MIMO antenna technology. The access points are an ideal solution for quickly setting up communication infrastructures, meshed networks, wireless distribution systems and point-to-point connections. The access points also support WAN and VPN applications.

More information on our new OpenBAT family is available on the Belden web page at OpenBAT Wireless Platform