Modules

Enterprise Grade WiFi

Enterprise Grade Wi-Fi

The current enterprise environment is exploding with devices used by corporate and bring your own devices (BYOD) trends. All these devices connect to the Enterprise Wi-Fi infrastructure. This along with VoWiFi phones and wireless conference systems makes Enterprise Wi-Fi requirements very stringent. The Redpine Signals Enterprise Grade modules are designed to meet the Enterprise level stringent requirements. These modules are fully certified solutions.

 

The key requirements for Enterprise Grade Wi-Fi are

 

    • Advanced Roaming: The advanced roaming feature ensures reliable connectivity without any loss of data for enterprise applications like Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi). The advanced roaming feature implemented inside the module is a fully certified and deployed solution in healthcare for VoWiFi applications.

 

    • Enterprise Class Security: The enterprise needs robust security which is enabled on Redpine modules by Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2). The industry’s first embedded WPA2 security module provides a key advantage in Enterprise Deployments. This ensures only authorized personnel access the network in Healthcare and industrial deployments. The modules have special features which do not allow WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) an obsolete security method. It also disallows storing of Open Access points in the configuration. The WPA2 enterprise security support ensures that data is encrypted and Network access is authenticated properly.

 

  • Cisco CCX compliance: The majority of enterprises use Cisco WLAN infrastructure. The Cisco WLAN infrastructure supports enhanced security, reliable mobility, network management applications and Quality of Service (QoS). To ensure that Wi-Fi devices and their radios interoperated well with Cisco WLAN infrastructure, Cisco has enabled a program called Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX). The Enterprise Grade modules designed by Redpine Signals can be used to achieve CCX compliance.
Medical Grade WiFi

Medical Grade Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi® infrastructure is very well deployed in the healthcare markets today. The American Medical Association estimates 1 million new Wi-Fi network installations in 2015. The Healthcare IT needs several of the medical devices and applications to be on the Wi-Fi Network to support Electronic Medical Records and Information Systems. This brings efficiency to deliver better patient care, faster recovery and better workflow. Hence, driving the need for Medical devices connectivity solutions using Wi-Fi.

 

The Medical device connectivity solutions in a healthcare environment have some very unique requirements that a Wi-Fi solution must address. The Redpine Signals Medical Grade Wi-Fi module addresses all such unique requirements

 

Among the top requirements unique to healthcare are guaranteed availability of connectivity at all locations within the defined clinical zone, availability at all times, devices’ mobility, security of data collection and transmission to backend medical record database, low power for battery operated devices and bandwidth needs. The Medical Grade Wi-Fi module from Redpine Signals provides

 

  • Advanced Roaming Feature: This helps the medical devices to be mobile and always connected to the hospital IT systems. . The advanced roaming feature ensures reliable connectivity, when patient are mobile without any disconnects or loss of data. The advanced roaming feature implemented inside the module is a fully certified and deployed solution in healthcare for VoWiFi use case application.
  • Enterprise Security: The healthcare IT key requirement is to have devices and solutions comply to HIPAA in order to ensure patient data security. The Wi-Fi Enterprise class security encryption protocol WPA2 and authentication methods meet the critical patient data security requirements. These protocols and authentication schemes are compatible to the hospital infrastructure solution from vendors like Cisco. The Redpine Signals medical grade Wi-Fi module is the industry’s first fully embedded Enterprise Security solution. A variant of solution also can run on a host processor.
    Variants are also available with compliance to FIPS 140-2 security requirements.
  • 2.4/5 GHz Dual Band : In a hospital Wi-Fi infrastructure 2.4 GHz band can become fully congested because of Smart phones, Tablets, IT systems and BYOD (bring your own device) trends. This can become further congested by other wireless protocols like Bluetooth operated devices. In such situations, the 5 GHz band has advantages like increased channels and less congestions make is almost interference free band. Due to more channels the bandwidth is high in this band. The Medical grade Wi-Fi module from Redpine Signals supports dual band operation to provide better reliability and interference free transmission of patient data.
  • Low Power Wi-Fi: Some of the battery operated medical devices need low power wireless radio to preserve the battery life. The Medical grade Wi-Fi module has special power management techniques incorporated along with low power radio characteristics to meet this unique requirement.
Industrial Grade Wifi

Industrial Grade WiFi

WiFi for Industrial Grade needs to support high power and standard industrial temperature range to meet the challenges for all the Industrial Applications. Redpine Signals has modules which provide highly reliable wireless connectivity for the harsh operating environments.

 

The challenges for wireless solutions in Industrial Environment ranges from the operating temperatures, humidity, Interference from Electromagnetic fields like the ones from power generators. The Industrial grade wireless modules built out of RS9113 chip are capable of operating at the industrial temperatures -40 to + 85 deg C. They provide high power in the range of 18 dbm – 25 dbm which ensures longer range in harsh operating environments. The modules also have built in ESD protection circuit for greater reliability.

 

For large scale industrial deployments the modules support both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands providing more channels. The industrial grade module from Redpine have the best receiver sensitivity, which is a huge advantage when operating in noisy environments. The key value of these modules are that they provide sustained performance and connectivity in harsh operating environments.