An Expanded IWLAN Portfolio Line Comparison

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 17, 2017 9:07:50 AM

scalance iwlan (1).pngWireless Technology has been slow to take over the industrial division compared to the wonders its performed in the consumer market. Nonetheless, the importance of WLAN networks is one that can’t be ignored. Even if they don’t completely overtake the established ethernet norm, they would certainly enhance an industry’s connectivity in ways that are conventionally not possible.

portlet-iwlan.jpgSiemens SCALANCE IWLAN Portfolio offers impressive and effective solutions for wireless data transmission at all levels, checking all the required boxes and competing head to head with established wired networks.

The SCALANCE IWLAN portfolio offers three types of access points and client module combo, each serving a specific purpose, and designed for maximum usability with minimum overheads.

SCALANCE W760 & W720

  • SIMATIC ET200SP compact design
  • 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz transmission
  • Data transmission at 150 Mbps
  • RCoax radiating cable for stable data transmission
  • Compatible with SCALANCE W antennas

This is a cost-effective WLAN solutions that offers powerful capabilities for data transmission within a limited range. The restricted capabilities may be seen as a pitfall by many, but in fact the compact, cost-savvy design makes this a perfect solution to be used in conjunction within an established network.

SCALANCE W770 & W730

  • SIMATIC S7-1500 & ET200MP space-saving integrations
  • 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz communication
  • PROFINET & PROFIsafe protocols
  • Data transmission at 300 Mbps
  • Rugged build quality
  • Addition of more functions through Key-Plug
  • Compatible with SCALANCE W antennas

This is Siemens’ answer to heavy-duty network requirements. The W770 access points and W730 client modules provide an optimum solution for all kinds of wide-ranging problems within the industrial environment. The communication specifications along with added durability brings it at par with wired networks. Whereas, the addition of extra features such as compatibility with Key-Plug W700 makes end-to-end real-time transmission through decluttered, flexible networks a reality.

SCALANCE W780 & W740

  • Can be used at both indoor and outdoor locations
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz communication
  • Data transmission at 450 Mbps
  • Safety with Key-Plug W700 features
  • Combinable with SCALANCE antennas

The W780 access points and W740 client modules offer a great way to overcome problems associated with connectivity at seemingly remote places such as railway tracks, adventure parks, etc. Built for the harshest of environments, this option can greatly declutter outdoor locations and enhance both usability and aesthetics.


  • Reduced initial and operating costs
  • Option to use VoIP, video or internet access over a single wireless network
  • Highly reliable wireless connectivity
  • Increased security

Simplicity is the key to WLC711 IWLAN controller that allows operations such as configuration, monitoring and documentation to be performed with ease and security. The controller-based solution allows network expansion without the need of altering it, saving both time and cost as well as continuity of the network.

In addition to these client modules and controllers, the SCALANCE W portfolio is also supported by a robust range of antennas, supplementary RCoax radiating cables and Key-Plug and C-Plug as swap mediums.

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