WiFi 5 or WiFi 6 ruggedized access point, single or dual radio depending on the model for railways


  • Single or dual radio 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (MIMO 3T3R or MU-MIMO 4T4R), up to 4.4 Gbps
  • MESH, WMM QoS, multiple SSID and centralized RADIUS security supported
  • WaveManager centralized management software
  • Dual insulated redundant power supply input 24 to 110 VDC (EN50155 nominal) or PoE+
  • Rugged aluminum enclosure, IP66 seal rating, industrial T° grade, shock & vibration proof


RailBox is a rugged device designed for railway and light rail applications. It can be mounted in trains, subways, trams or in any equipment that requires robustness and high bandwidth for innovative services on the move.


RailBox can be implemented by system integrators and rail vehicle manufacturers who are seeking to establish reliable, efficient and agile network for:

  • Uninterrupted train-to-trackside communications (CBTC, CCTV, VoIP, preventive maintenance, passenger information...)
  • Train and carriage coupling to establish an end-to-end Ethernet and IP backbone
  • Passenger services like onboard WiFi, videostreaming, entertainment, infotainment...

The device relies on the multi-streams MIMO technology that contributes to an expanded coverage, higher data throughput and increased radio link reliability.


It fulfills the most severe requirements in terms of operating environment: from -25°C to +70°C (extended : -40°C to +70°C), shock and vibration proof, protection against dust and water projections (IP66).


RailBox also exists in cellular router + WiFi version, click here to access RailBox LTE.

Technical characteristics



Ethernet interface


2-port Gigabit Ethernet 100/1000/2500 auto-sensing, up to 5 Gbps link aggregation, water and vibration proof rapid connect 8-point M12 X-coded connectors (CAT-6A) plug & play mode & auto MDI/MDIX cross-over, optional Ethernet bypass that redirects the network traffic in case of device or power supply failure (for daisy chain topologies)



Radio interfaces

Radio 1:  WiFi 

Radio 2: none or WiFi or cellular




Radio connectors



3 to 8 QMA connectors (no antenna provided) depending on the model




WiFi radios





Operating frequencies



Radio max transmit power


Radio card 802.11n: MCS0-7, 3 streams (6.5 to 450 Mbps)

Radio card 802.11ac wave 1: MCS0-9, 3 streams (6.5 Mbps to 1.3 Gbps)

Radio card 802.11ac wave 2: MCS0-9, 4 streams (6.5 Mbps to 1.73 Gbps)

Radio card 802.11ax: MCS0-11, 4 streams (6.5 Mbps to 4.8 Gbps)


Supports all ISM and UNII bands, 2.4 and 5GhZ

Supports HT20, HT40, HT80, HT160

SupportsDFS and TPS


Up to 24dBm (aggregate), depending on radio card model 




Number of streams

Radio max transmit power


WiFi radio data rate

Radio QMA connectors

802.11n 802.11ac wave 1 802.11ac wave 2 802.11ax
3 3 4 4
24 dBm 24 dBm 24 dBm 24 dBm
450 Mbps 1.3 Gbps 1.73 Gbps 4.8 Gbps
3 3 4 4




Firewall, DoS, https, MAC filtering, WPA/WPA2/WPA3-Personal & Enterprise (IEEE 802.1X/RADIUS),  tunnels L2 (GRE), VPN (OpenVPN, IPsec), SNMP V3, Rogue AP detector




WiFi Modes


AP, client, MESH (IEEE 802.11s), infrastructure, AD-HOC, fast roaming (less than 30 ms), WMM QoS




WiFi Services



Hot Spot 2.0, Wireless Load Balancing (load balancing, band steering, client roaming control, association control per SSID)



ACKSYS enhanced features



Connect Before Break, Smart Redundant Carriage Coupling



Ethernet networking



Frames filtering, bridging, repeater, STP/RSTP, VLAN, DHCP (server & client), DNS relay, IPv6 compliant



Ethernet routing



Multicast (PIM), IP redundancy (VRRP), static routes, NAT router, router, carriage coupling system (SRCC)





http, https, SNMP agent (V1, V2C, V3), WaveManager administration software, save / restore configuration key (C-Key)




LEDs Signaling


Radio : quality, activity and status | Ethernet : link 100/1000/2500, activity | Power : on-off




Alarms & Inputs


A 3-pin Waterproof M8 connector with :
- one solid state relay output warning (with configurable action), 1 Form A, 60VDC 80mA max
- one input for external device control 24VDC max




Power supply

Dual insulated redundant input (1500V insulation, M12 4-pole A-coded)

24 to 110 VDC (EN50155 nominal)

PoE + (IEEE 802.3at Type 2 Class 4) model with ground lug also available






22W typical power consumption (dual radio), 25W max



Dimensions & weight


Compact shockproof rugged aluminium enclosure, (L: 80 x l: 175 x h: 57 mm), 900g

Removable fixing plate: 4-point fixing plate with ground lug (L: 80 x l: 225 x h: 4 mm), 200g




Standards and



Safety : EN 62368-1:2014+A11, EN62311

EMC : EN 301 489 [-1], [-17]

Radio : EN 300 328 (2.4 GHz), EN 301 893 (5 GHz, DFS)

EMC : EN 50155, EN 50121-3-2

Environmental : 

                         • Shocks and vibration : EN 61373 (CAT 1 CLASS B)

                         • Climatic : EN60068-2 [-1, -2, -30]

                         • Fire/smoke : EN45545-2 (HL3), NF F16-101 (M1F1), NFPA 130





Operating : -25°C to +70°C (HR 0-99%)

Extended : -40°C to +70°C / +85°C for 10 mn, EN 50155 class TX

Storage: -40°C to +80°C

IP66 seal rating, GORE ® protective vent (dehumidifying membrane)




Version Download

WaveOS firmware upgrade package, release notes
It is recommended to save your configuration to a PC prior to upgrade the firmware







WaveOS : Download the user guide


4G cards firmware update package




Version Download
WaveManager : Deployment & centralized management software for WaveOS-based WiFi products, Windows platforms

Download the user guide


References to  order





Single or dual WiFi Access Point or LTE-A or 5G gateway for railway and mobile application, shipped with a fixing plate (already mounted).



Accessories :












SPEEDCON Ethernet cable, 8pts X-coded M12 to RJ45, 10 Gbps, 2 meters 

SPEEDCON Ethernet cable, 8pts X-coded M12 to RJ45, 10 Gbps, 5 meters

SPEEDCON Ethernet cable, 8pts X-coded M12 to RJ45, 10 Gbps, 10 meters


Ultra-Lock waterproof 4-point M12 power supply cable, 2 meters

Ultra-Lock waterproof 4-point M12 power supply cable, 5 meters

Ultra-Lock waterproof 4-point M12 power supply cable, 10 meters


NB: PoE version of RailBox can't be powered by an external power supply cable