RailBox

Rugged dual 802.11ac (WiFi 5) WiFi access point, client & repeater for railways
RailBox
Dual radio RailBox Wave 2

Overview

  • Single or dual radio 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO 3T3R or MU-MIMO 4T4R), up to 1.73 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 12 to 36 VDC or PoE+
  • Rugged aluminum enclosure, IP66 seal rating, industrial T° grade, shock & vibration proof

Introduction

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, PIS...)
  • 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 10/100/1000 auto-sensing, 2 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)

 

 
 

 

WiFi interface

 

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1 or 2 radios IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n or IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
MIMO 3T3R
2.4 / 5 GHz
ANI (Adaptive Noise Immunity)

1 or 2 radios IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2

MU-MIMO 4T4R

2.4 / 5 GHz

ANI (Adaptive Noise Immunity)

 

 
 

 

WiFi radio data rate

 

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802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps
802.11b/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps
802.11n: MCS0-7, 3 streams (6.5 to 450 Mbps)
802.11ac: MCS0-9, 3 streams (6.5 Mbps to 1.3 Gbps)

802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps
802.11b/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps
802.11n: MCS0-7, 3 streams (6.5 to 450 Mbps)
802.11ac Wave 2 : MCS0-9, 4 streams (6.5 Mbps to 1.73 Gbps)

 

 
 

 

Operating frequencies

 

ISM : 2.4-2.483 GHz (up to 14 channels)
UNII : 5.15-5.25 GHz (up 4 channels)
UNII-2 : 5.25-5.35 GHz (up to 4 channels)
UNII-2 ext : 5.470-5.725 GHz (up to 11 channels)
UNII-3 : 5.725-5.825 GHz (up to 4 channels)

Supports DFS and TPC

 

 
 

 

Output power

 

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

2,4 GHz : up to 26 dBm (aggregate) / 5 GHz : up to 25 dBm (aggregate)

 

 
 

 

Radio connectors

 

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3 or 6 QMA connectors (no antenna provided)

4 or 8 QMA connectors (no antenna provided)

 

 
 

 

Security

 

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

 

 
 

 

WiFi Modes

 

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

 

 
 

 

Ethernet networking

 

 

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

 
 

 

Ethernet routing

 

 

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

 
 

 

Administration

 

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 10/100/1000, 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

 

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

24 to 110 VDC (EN50155 nominal)

or 12 to 36 VDC depending on the model, with ground lug

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

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

24 to 110 VDC (EN50155 nominal)

 

 
 

 

Consumption

 

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

22W typical power consumption (dual radio), 28W max

 

 
 

 

Dimensions & weight

 

Product : compact shockproof rugged aluminum 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
certifications

 

CE (RED)

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)

   
Railway

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

 

 
 

 

Environment

 

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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)

Operating : -25°C to +70°C (HR 0-99%)

Extended : +85°C for 10 mn, EN 50155 class TX

Storage: -40°C to +80°C

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

 

 

Firmware

Version Download

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

4.8.0.1
vx200401

Download

MIB (SNMP)

3.10.9.1
vx200401

4G cards firmware update package

6.3
vx181025

Download

 

Softwares

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

2.8.0.1
vx200430

Download
Download the user guide

Download
Version Download

WaveViewer : Android application allowing to visualize ACKSYS devices administered by WaveManager via a smartphone or a tablet. WaveManager is a desktop supervisor software that allows to centralize ACKSYS WaveOS devices in your network. WaveViewer can communicate with WaveManager in real time. Minimum version of WaveManager required: V1.8.0.1

1.0.1.1
vx181130

Télécharger

References to  order

 

 

RailBox/RRXB

 

Single or dual WiFi Access Point, Ethernet Bridge, Repeater, MESH point (802.11ac - WiFi 5) for railway and mobile applications, shipped with a fixing plate (already mounted).

 

 
 

Accessories :

 
 

 

WL-M12U/8X-ETH-2M

WL-M12U/8X-ETH-5M

WL-M12U/8X-ETH-10M

 

WLg-M12U-PWR-2M

WLg-M12U-PWR-5M

WLg-M12U-PWR-10M

 

 

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