Extronics - Wireless Technology for Hazardous Areas

Extronics has been leading the way in hazardous area wireless since the launch of our first ATEX certified wireless solution in 2005. We're continually building on this experience and have formed technical partnerships with providers such as Cisco, Aruba, Siemens, ProSoft, and more.  

With the rise of the Internet of Things concept and the increased need for connectivity in modern industry, we're using our knowledge to bring the latest functionality and best performance to your wireless application.

We have several different wireless solutions available, depending on the level of hazardous area certification you require:

ATEX and IECEx Zone 1 & 21
North America Class I Div 1/Zone 1
ATEX and IECEx Zone 2 & 22

To improve our wireless solutions, we developed the ground-breaking iSOLATE technology:

iSOLATE501 to make RF outputs intrinsically safe
iSOLATE-CT to enable easy installation and quick hot swapping of antennas

iSOLATE technology comes as standard in our iWAP107 and iWAP202 access point enclosure systems.

We also have a range of antennas that our experienced engineers have assessed as simple apparatus, and therefore suitable for use with wireless solutions that have intrinsically safe outputs - such as our iWAP enclosure systems.

iWAP107 product links


iSOLATE501 Intrinsically Safe Ultra-Wide Band RF Galvanic Isolator

  • II 3 (1) G D Ex nA [Ex ia Ga] IIC T6 Gc, Ex ic [Ex ia Da] IIIC T85°C Dc
  • I (M1) [Ex ia Ma] I
  • cMETus Class I, II, Div 2, Class III Div 1 & 2, Groups A-G. Class 1, Zone 0, Group IIC T4
  • -40°C ≤ Ta ≤ +80°C


iSOLATE-CT Explosion Proof Connector Transit

  • II 2 GD Ex d IIC Gb
  • Ex tb IIIC Db
  • I M2 Ex d I Mb
  • Class I,II,III, Division 1, Groups A-G
  • Class I, Zone 1 Ex d IIC Gb
  • Class I, Zone 21 Ex tb IIIC Db


iWAP107 Universal Zone 1 Access Point Enclosure

  • Designed to accommodate the wireless access point of your choice
  • Intrinsically safe RF outputs
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • ATEX & IECEx Zone 1 Approved
  • II 2(1) GD
  • Ex d [ia IIC Ga] IIB+H2 T5 Gb
  • Ex tb [ia Da] IIIC T100°C Db
  • US & Canada Class I Div 1 / Zone 1 approved


iWAP MOBILE - Zone 1 Portable WLAN System

  • 2 II GD or 3 II GD
    (Full Ex code depends on the internal hardware used)
  • IP66
  • -20ºC/-10ºC to 40oC/55ºC
    (note this depends on the internal hardware used)


POE / Ethernet Extender Zone 1/21

  • II 2GD Ex d IIC T6
  • -10°C to +50°C
  • IP66


iWAP200 Zone 2 Access Point Enclosure

  • II 3 G Ex nA nL IIC T3/T4/T5
  • II 2D Ex tD A21 IP66 T80ºC
  • Note: ambient temperature depends on whether the enclosure heater or cooler option is fitted
  • IP66


iWAP202 Zone 2 Access Point Enclosure

  • T5 ‐40°C to +30°C
  • T4 ‐40°C to +65°C
  • T3/Dust 40°C to +70°C
  • ATEX II 3 (1) G Ex nA [ia IIC Ga] IIC T5...T3 Gc
  • ATEX II 2 (1) D Ex tb [ia Da] IIIC T82°C Db


iWAP300 Universal Industrial Access Point Enclosure

  • Leading WLAN vendors hardware can be installed such as Meru, Symbol, Cisco & Firetide
  • -40°C/-20°C/-10°C/ to 60°C (32°F to 122°F) note this depends on the internal hardware used or if the enclosure heater option is fitted
  • 316L stainless steel
  • IP66