The Raylink PC Card is a wireless LAN adapter (PCMCIA Type II-E) which provides plug-and-play wireless connectivity for any portable computer. The Raylink PC Card is used with a Raylink Access Point in order to connect a mobile device to an existing wired Ethernet LAN infrastructure. Featuring a revolutionary one-piece design, the Raylink PC Card delivers unparalleled performance, superior ease-of-use and outstanding range and power efficiency.
The wireless LAN PC Card provides superior performance and range through its additional signal processing features in the physical layer to reduce bit errors and reduce the occurrence of packet retransmission. The receiver also increases operational transmission range through a maximum likelihood sequence estimator capability, providing greater distance from the wired Raylink Access Point while maintaining a quality communications link.
A high-performance spread spectrum transceiver delivers robust and error-free communications at a maximum data rate of 2 Mbps. The PC Card has an automatic back off to 1 Mbps data rate if necessary as specified by the proposed IEEE 802.11 specification. The Raylink PC Card includes standard software NOS drivers for Novell NetWare, MS Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95 and Windows NT. Key features include:
|PC Card Specifications|
|Network Topologies||Peer-to-peer and client/server based through Access Point|
|MAC Protocol||IEEE 802.11 (CSMA/CA)|
|Physical Dimensions||2.2" x 5.7" x .8" (includes extended antenna element)|
|Security||User authentication, Frequency Hopping algorithm, Data Scrambling|
|Temperature||0'C to 55'C (operating)
-20'C to +60'C (storage)
|Frequency Range||2.400 to 2.4835 GHz|
|Typical Range||Up to 500 feet in normal office environments
Up to 1000 feet in open space
Unlimited range with multiple Access Points
|Data Rate||2 Mbps|
|Transmit Power||100 mW|
|Power Requirements||+5 Vdc|
|Transmit Current||365 mA @ 5 Vdc|
|Radio Type||FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum)|
|Bus Interface||PC Card Type II standard|
|Ethernet||compliant with Ethernet IEEE 802.2 and 802.3|
|OS supported||Windows 95/98/SE/ME/2000/NT, MAC, Linux, Novell.|
Raylink, Inc., 436 Cloverleaf Drive, Baldwin Park, CA 91706. Tel: 800-457-6811; Fax: 626-336-0517.