Rugged 802.11ac WiFi access point & backbone repeater for trackside network


  • Triple radio 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO 3T3R), up to 3 x 1.3 Gbps (radio bit rate), up to 29 dBm output power
  • MESH, WMM QoS, multiple SSID and centralized RADIUS security supported
  • WaveManager centralized management software
  • Auto-sensing dual Gigabit 10/100/1000 Base TX auto MDI/MDIX network interface
  • 2 SFP slots: 1000 base X fiber optic or 10/100/1000 copper
  • 100 VAC to 240 VAC
  • Rugged aluminum enclosure, IP66 seal rating


RailTrack is a ruggedized WiFi access point specially designed for railway and certified for trackside and tunnel infrastructures. It can be connected to the ground network through either Gbps fiber optic or copper connections.


Thanks to an oversized CPU architecture (Quad-Core 64-bit) and three independent 802.11ac high-speed radio cards (3 streams) delivering more than 900 Mbps (UDP) each, RailTrack access point allows the construction of high performance architectures such as "wireless backbone" to overcome Ethernet cables along tracksides and tunnels : 2 radios can be used to build the wireless infrastructure on the trackside while the 3rd radio is used as local AP to provide communication between trackside and onboard clients (train).


Featuring an IP66 housing and rugged M12 connectors, RailTrack is ideal for wall mounting in a tunnel or mast mounting outdoor. Its all-in-one compact footprint integrates 3 radios, a 4-port Ethernet switch (2 x 10/100/1000 on M12 connectors & 2 x Gigabit optic fiber on SFP slots) with optional Ethernet bypass (daisy chain topologies) and an AC power supply. A removable key (C-KEY) allows the device configuration backup. It can thus be instantaneously restored on site in less than 2 minutes in case of maintenance or replacement of a RailTrack.


RailTrack (trackside AP unit) combined to RailBox (on-board WiFi unit) is the comprehensive connected architecture for "train-to-trackside communication in motion" by ACKSYS. This ACKSYS solution allows reliable and very high-speed broadband train-to-trackside communications, particularly suited to broad band radio system (BBRS) for real-time video surveillance, internet on board for passengers as well as CBTC applications.

Technical characteristics



Ethernet interface


> 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 auto-sensing, waterproof 8-point M12 X-coded connectors (CAT-6A), 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), 1-port PoE+ PSE optional (IEEE 802.3at Type 2 Class 4)


> 2 SFP slots IP67 OSIS by Radiall™ : 1000 base X fiber optic or 10/100/1000 copper




WiFi interface


3 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)




WiFi radio data rate


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)




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


Up to 29 dBm (aggregate), depending on radio card model




Radio connectors


9 N-type connectors (no antenna provided)






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, 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





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




LEDs Signaling


Radio: activity and status | Ethernet (copper): link 10/100/1000 and activity | Ethernet (fiber): link and activity | PoE+ PSE: on-off | Power: on-off | Diagnostic | C-Key




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


100 VAC to 240 VAC (M12 3 poles S-coding connector), 50/60Hz, M6 ground screw






30 W max (PoE powered device consumption excluded)




Dimensions & weight


Rugged aluminum enclosure, L: 305 x l: 200 x h: 75 mm with fixing points, 3.5 Kg




Standards and


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)

EMC : EN 50121-4


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


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






IP66 seal rating
Operating : -25°C to +70°C (HR 0-99%) or extended -40°C to +75°C, storage: -40°C to +80°C
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



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


Supplementary catalog (graphic resources): download required

Download the user guide


References to order





Triple WiFi access point, backbone repeater & MESH point (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) for trackside network, 100 VAC to 240 VAC (M12 field attachable connector included). Cables and SFP transceivers must be purchased separately. SFP transceivers must be compatible with the SFF-8472 standard (1000 Mbps).



Accessories :
















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

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

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


Waterproof power supply cable, 3pts S-coded M12 to 3 strands wire, 2 meters, 3 bare wires 

Waterproof power supply cable, 3pts S-coded M12 to 3 strands wire, 5 meters, 3 bare wires 

Waterproof power supply cable, 3pts S-coded M12 to 3 strands wire, 10 meters, 3 bare wires 


Waterproof serial cable, 3pts M8 to SUBD-9 female, 2 meters


Cable for I/O alarm contacts, 3pts M8 to wires with lugs, 2 meters