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Silex Technology Brings Wi-Fi Connectivity to Traditionally Wired Devices With New SX-680

High-Performance Embedded Wireless Bridge Module Offers Reliable Wi-Fi Connection, Enterprise Support

SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/20/14 -- Silex Technology America, Inc., a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, today released the Silex Technology SX-680, a high-performance, 2x2 embedded wireless bridge module. With the SX-680, device developers can add reliable Wi-Fi to devices with an existing wired LAN interface. The SX-680 has a Silex-optimized wireless LAN driver with a high-performance CPU and comes standard with the Silex wireless security supplicant for 802.1x enterprise security.

"The SX-680 opens possibilities in the embedded WLAN market today with its 2x2 architecture and enterprise security support," said Keith Sugawara, vice president of business development at Silex America. "It gives our customers the ability to offer wireless connectivity alongside high throughput and secure, reliable performance for devices and applications."

Silex Technology transforms products into secure, reliable wireless devices and machines that deliver a completely connected, always-on experience. Expert design teams at Silex Technology customize the SX-680 based on each customer's requirements, optimizing a system's performance for specific industrial, commercial, healthcare or other logistics-based markets and applications such as industrial printers, medical monitoring devices, commercial vehicles, conveyance trucks, programmable controllers, and industrial device control consoles.

Additional Features

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n-compliant dual-band Wi-Fi Radio (2.4/5 GHz)
  • Dual antenna (U.fl) and 2x2 architecture, MIMO support for connection rates up to 300 Mbps
  • IEEE 802.3 gigabit Ethernet interface (auto select)
  • Supports two operating modes (software selective)
    -Single-Client Mode: Connecting one wired LAN device to wireless LAN
    -Multi-Client Mode: Connecting up to 16 units of wired LAN devices to wireless LAN via HUB from the wired LAN port
  • Enterprise-level wireless security (WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, 802.1x)

Pricing and Availability
The SX-680 is available immediately for $144.99 (MSRP). For more information, visit silexamerica.com, or contact [email protected].

About Silex Technology America, Inc.
Silex Technology builds on more than 40 years of hardware and software connectivity know-how and IP, custom design development experience, and in-house manufacturing capabilities, bringing value to customers with a foundation of technical expertise. With relentless attention to quality, exclusive access to Qualcomm Atheros expertise, and strategic partnerships with leading semiconductor providers, Silex Technology is the global leader in reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for products ranging from a medical device to a document imaging product to a video or digital display. With Silex Technology, customers get a single vendor that provides hardware and software support from design through manufacturing for successful product after successful product. For more information, please visit www.silexamerica.com.

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