BaseLine Ethernet Radio Module for BL-1000 and BL-3200 X/XS Enclosures
4G Cell Modem
Add a 4G LTE cell modem communication module to your BaseStation irrigation controller to enable reliable remote connectivity. The cell modem sends and receives data over a wireless carrier’s 4G network.
When you choose a cell modem communication package from Baseline, we provide the cell modem hardware, the antenna, the SIM card from the wireless carrier, the firmware that activates the connection from your controller.
We do not charge for cellular data.
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi
Add a Wi-Fi communication module to your BaseStation irrigation controller to enable reliable wireless connectivity. The Wi-Fi module sends and receives data over an existing Wi-Fi network at your site.
When you choose a Wi-Fi module communication package from Baseline, we provide the Wi-Fi module and the firmware that activates the connection from your controller.
RJ45 Ethernet Port
All Baseline controllers ship with an active RJ45 Ethernet port for direct-connect Ethernet cables. The Ethernet port allows the controller to send and receive data over an existing network at your site.
Ethernet radios are a good solution for wireless communication at a large site with multiple controllers that do not have access to another type of Internet connection. Ethernet radios establish a wireless network across a large site, and all Baseline controllers can use this network to send and receive data.
The typical configuration for a large site is one Gateway radio in its own enclosure and an Endpoint radio in each BaseStation controller. In cases where a controller does not have adequate signal strength to connect to the rest of the network, an additional Gateway radio can be configured as a Repeater to boost the signal to the outlying controller. Keep in mind, however, that using a Repeater will reduce the data speed on the network by 50 percent or more.
After the network for the radios is set up and communicating, the Gateway radio unit is connected via Ethernet to the site’s local area network (LAN). Then, the radio network can send and receive data over the Internet.
When you are planning to use Ethernet radio communication, a Site Survey should ALWAYS be performed.