Cisco 500 Series Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Industrial Routers (IR500) provides unlicensed 915 MHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band WPAN communications. They help to enable a diverse set of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. These include smart metering, smart grid, distribution automation, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and street lighting.
The IR500 series offers multiple platforms to help enable different use cases. These include:
This provides enterprise class RF mesh connectivity to Ethernet and serial-enabled IoT devices such as recloser controls, cap bank controls, voltage regulator controls, and other remote terminal units (RTUs). These platforms are purpose built to withstand harsh environments, and are ideal for pad-mount and pole-mount cabinet installations.
These platforms provide range extension functionality to enhance the reliability of the RF mesh by adding multiple paths and battery backed-up nodes. They also enable RF mesh connectivity in case of low-end point density deployments. These platforms are purpose built to withstand harsh environments, and are ideal for pole-mount installations.
Cisco IR500 routers offer rugged industrial hardware design and highly resilient solution architecture. This increases communications network uptime and grid availability to help ensure message delivery of critical traffic. Other features include:
The RF mesh solution adopts the following open-standards: