PLR6230 - Short-range Ethernet Wireless Modem

PLR6230 Ethernet Modem – 900MHz ISM Band

  • Short-range wireless modem
  • License-Free 900MHz ISM Band
  • Range of 5 miles(8 km)*
  • SmartSpectrumTM Technology for maximum data integrity, even in noisy industrial environments
  • 10/100 Auto-MDIX Ethernet port
  • AES-256 encryption
  • RS-232 DB9 configuration port
  • Configurable as Master, Remote, Repeater, and Remote/Repeater
  • User-adjustable hop patterns and frequency zones for exceptional performance in close proximity networks
  • User-assignable IP address
  • Factory custom-configured for easy, trouble-free installation

*Greater range in optimal conditions with clear line-of-sight, Repeaters, and/or higher gain antennas.

Product Description

PlantLinc Family of short-range wireless modems were developed for short-range in-plant to medium-range installations. This cutting-edge solution has been meticulously developed in direct response to the needs of our customers.

You asked for a reliable modem that could replace less dependable technologies while maintaining the robust FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) data transfer method found in our premium SRM Family. And we’ve delivered, all at a lower, short-range competitive price.

Key Features of the PlantLinc “PLR” Modems:

  • Powerful Performance: These modems offer the same exceptional SRM wireless Ethernet features, operating in the 900 MHz license-free band. With line-of-sight capability, they can transfer data up to five miles (8 km), and even farther with the help of Repeaters.
  • Reliable and Robust: PLR6230 Ethernet Radio Modem allows customers to implement proprietary wireless networks in challenging environments with high RFI/EMI and crowded wireless bands. It’s the perfect solution for establishing a reliable proprietary wireless network. with confidence in unsurpassed data communication integrity.
  • Easy Configuration: The PLR6230 is remarkably versatile, with software configurability. Our proprietary SetLincTM software, included with the modems, simplifies setup and configuration. You can configure via 10/100 Auto-MDIX Ethernet ports, a DB9 serial port, or even through web configuration for remote sites.
  • Intuitive Status Monitoring: LED status lights on the front panel provide instant access to crucial information, ensuring convenience and ease of diagnostics.
  • Flexible Network Topologies: Like all members of the PLR Family, the PLR6230 supports both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint network setups. With the SetLincTM software, each modem can be configured for various roles such as Master, Remote, Repeater, and Remote/Repeater.
  • Security and Coverage: Data security is paramount. The PLR6230 incorporates AES-256 encryption, ensuring your data remains protected. Moreover, it offers an impressive data transfer range of up to five miles (8 km) with line-of-sight, which can be extended with Repeaters and high-gain antennas.
  • Versatility in Design: These modems are competitively priced and offer incredible flexibility in network design, both within and beyond the confines of your industrial space.

*Please note: The extended range is achievable under optimal conditions, including clear line-of-sight, integration of Repeaters, and utilization of high-gain antennas.

For in-depth technical specifications, we invite you to explore the attached datasheet.

Experience the Future of Data Transfer for short-range wireless industrial applications with Data-Linc’s PLR6230 Ethernet Radio Modem!

Looking for a short-range to medium-range modem with a Serial interface- check our PLR6030 serial modem

Looking for a long-range modem in the 900MHz band – Check our SRM8200 serial and Ethernet modem or SRM6230 Ethernet modem


PLR6230 Datasheet

PLR6230 Userguide

PLR6230 Quickstart Guide – Please contact sales for a copy.

Download Set-Linc Tool


PLR6230 Specifications

Operating Frequency
License-free, 900 MHz wireless serial modem

CD SetLinc™ configuration software

User Guide
Quick Start Guide
Test antenna
Ethernet CAT-5 cable
Power supply Wall mount 115-230 VAC supply, 12 VDC output

Rated Range: 5 miles (8 km), LOS with Omni antennas
Output Power: 500mW maximum (10 programmable steps), +27dBm
Modulation Spread Spectrum, GFSK
Spreading Code Frequency Hopping
Hop Patterns 15 (user selectable)
Occupied Bandwidth: 230 KHz


-105 dBm @ 115.2 Kbps for BER 10-4

-100 dBm @ 153.6 Kbps for BER 10-4


40 dB @ fc ±230 KHz

RF Data Transmission
Error Detection: 32 Bit CRC
Data Throughput: 115.2 Kbps – 153.6 Kbps
Data Encryption 256-bit AES

10/100 Auto-MDIX Ethernet port

Serial Port RS-232 – DB9 female

RS-485 – terminal block

Standard thread SMA female
Supplied bench test antenna
Nominal Impedance 50 Ω

Input Voltage 10-28 VDC; wall mount 12 VDC /115-230 VAC power supply included
Transmit Current: 650 mA@12VDC (8W)
Receive Current: 167mA@12VDC (2W)
Operating Modes: Master, Remote, Repeater, Repeater/Remote

Configuration Software
SetLinc™ software included

Front panel LEDs Power, RF Carrier, RF Out, RF In, LAN (Link-Act), Mode LEDs x 4

Operating Environment
Temperature -40º to 167º F (-40º to 75º C)
Humidity 0 to 95% non-condensing humidity

Standard 18 gauge steel
2.47 X 3.70 X 6.4 in. (6.274 X 9.398 X 16.26 cm)

Included: Optional DIN rail mounting flanges (3)
Weight: 1.8 lbs (0.82kg)