Melbourne, Australia – August 23, 2013: M2M Connectivity announces that connectBlue® embedded Wireless LAN (WLAN) modules have an expanded frequency channel range to fully cover bo

Melbourne, Australia – August 23, 2013: M2M Connectivity announces that connectBlue® embedded Wireless LAN (WLAN) modules have an expanded frequency channel range to fully cover both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz ISM bands. The extended channel range makes it easier for customers to use the modules according to local market preferences in order to plan for a robust and interference-free wireless connection.

Most WLAN devices have traditionally used the unlicensed 2.4GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio band. However, several more wireless technologies – such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, Wireless HART – also use the 2.4GHz band, so the unlicensed 5GHz band offers a less crowded radio space for WLAN. The greatest strength of the 5GHz band is the availability of 23 non-overlapping frequency channels – 20 more than what is available in the 2.4GHz band. In other words, the 5GHz band opens up the possibility for an interference-free and stable WLAN communication.