Air-485 / Wireless Communication

air-485 web 100x143Introducing a wireless RS-485 communications device that is compatible with most 2-wire RS-485 products on the market. The perfect solution for those installations where wired connections are cost prohibitive. Configured using simple DIP switch settings. Air-485TM has a built-in signal strength indicator to assist you in a quick and easy installation. Air-485TM supports Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint network topologies with incredible ranges and reliability.

One of the biggest challenges in setting up a wireless system is determining the optimum placement of the RF modems to obtain the right balance of range and signal strength. The Air-485TM RF modem contains three LEDs which provide a simple visual indication of signal strength. No meters or other equipment are required for the installation. Because the Air-485TM  modems are totally separate from the wired or wireless LAN, there is no need to configure complex network parameters or involve any IT departments.

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Features and Benefits

  • Works with most 2-wire RS-485 products
  • Indoor/Urban: 400 m (1300 ft.)
  • Line-of-sight: 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • 900 MHz Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
  • Supports baud rate of 4800 kbps, 9600 kbps, 19200 kbps and 38400 kbps. Configurable via DIP switches
  • 128-bit AES encryption
  • Ideal for installations where wired connections are cost  prohibitive
  • Supports USB and RS-485 connection with auto detect
  • Supports point-to-point and point-to-multipoint network topologies, as well as multiple networks per site
  • Built in signal strength indicator LEDs simplify device placement

Note: Data format supported is 8 bit, no parity, one start bit, one stop bit, and no hardware flow controls. A site test must be done in all instances to confirm performance. There are no short cuts!


Size 112.5 mm x 87.5 mm x 25 mm [4.4 in x 3.4 in x 1 in]
Weight 225 g [8 oz]
Operating Temperature –40°C to +85°C [–40°F to +185°F]
Environment Indoor (Outdoor version available in Nema enclosure)
Frequency 900 MHz FHSS
Baud Rate 4800 / 9600 / 192000 / 38400 kbps (Selectable via DIP switches)
RF Channels 50
Power USB or 12VDC@1A (with optional power supply)
Warranty 5 years
Certifications FCC, CE

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