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RF-232 Protocol Allows Plug-And-Play Transceiver Installs

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Designed to deploy the company’s AC4424 industrial- temperature, 2.4 GHz FHSS transceivers, a unique transparent RS-232 protocol allows for true plug-and-play installation. Dubbed RF-232 technology, the protocol manages over-the-air protocol to acquire acknowledgements, send retries, and check errors. Headers, data-packet length, and CRCs are said to be unnecessary. The targeted AC4424 transceiver supports point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and multipoint-to-multipoint configurations. It can broadcast to all transceivers or send packets to specific destinations using MAC addresses. The transceiver operates in acknowledgement mode (ACK) or streaming mode (STRM) and employs a user-selectable identification number that is embedded in the firmware. For network security, only transceivers with identical identification numbers will synchronize. Available with output power ratings of 10 mW, 100 mW, and 200 mW, price for the transceivers with the new protocol starts at $89 each/1,000 for a 10 mW unit. AEROCOMM, Lenexa, KS. (913) 492-2320.

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