AirLink

Compact industrial WiFi access point and client
AirLink

Overview

  • All-in-one : AP/client/repeater/Mesh/router
  • Fast data rates up to 300 Mbps - WiFi 802.11n - MIMO 2T2R - 2.4/5 GHz
  • WaveOS operating system :
    - Advanced security WPA3, 802.1X Radius, Firewall, OpenVPN, IPSec, GRE tunnel...

    - Configuration from: Internet browser, WaveManager management and supervision software, SNMP
    - Redundancy functions, routing, fast-roaming…
  • Industrial design :
    - 9 to 48VDC power supply and PoE 802.3af
    - Metal enclosure, wall or DIN rail mounting
    - Enhanced ESD protection and shock/vibration resistance
APPLICATIONS
AGVs, AMRs, Robots…
Industrial automation
Remote access

Introduction

AirLink is a WiFi device designed and optimized for mobile applications and industrial processes:

  • Compact and practical: its small footprint, mounting system (wall or DIN rail) and wide power supply range make it easy to integrate into electrical cabinets or tight spaces. It's the perfect solution for machines, logistics vehicles or PLCs manufacturers
  • Mobility : the possibility of using remote antennas, its resistance to shocks & vibrations and its particular fast-roaming performances (< 30 ms) make it the ideal product for embedding in mobile equipment
  • Reinforcement of the coverage: it has 2 antennas to work in MIMO and thus reinforcing the WiFi coverage and the reliability of your indoor radio communications (IIoT, MtoM, mobility of operators...), with all types of WiFi infrastructure (Cisco, HPE Aruba...)
  • Centralized administration: WaveManager tool (Windows or Linux) to configure, monitor, troubleshoot and manage network deployments of ACKSYS hardware, both locally and remotely.

AirLink is an all-in-one multifunction product :

  • Access point to provide a local wireless access around a machine
  • Client to enable a continuous and secure connectivity of fixed and mobile equipment
  • Repeater to extend a wireless network in areas with poor or no coverage
  • Mesh to create easily a WiFi backbone (Mesh network) between fixed or mobile equipment

AirLink integrates the latest security standards (WPA3 Personal & Enterprise (Radius), DoS, Firewall…) as well as routing functions facilitating mass deployments (e.g. machines, AGVs...).
It supports any type of Ethernet protocol such as Modbus/TCP, EtherNet/IP, Safe Ethernet, PROFINET...

Technical characteristics

 


Ethernet interface

 

 

1-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base TX auto-sensing, auto MDI/MDIX cross-over, RJ45 Ethernet interface

 
 

 

WiFi interface

 

 

1 radio IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, MIMO 2T2R, 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, 2 streams (6.5 to 300 Mbps)

 

 
 

 

Operating frequencies

 

 

ISM : 2.4-2.483 GHz (up to 14 channels)
UNII : 5.15-5.25 GHz (up to 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

 

 

2.4 GHz : up to 23.5 dBm (aggregate) / 5 GHz : up to 21 dBm (aggregate)

 

 
 

 

Sensitivity max.

 

 

2.4 GHz : -94 dBm / 5 GHz : -96 dBm

 

 
 

 

Radio connectors

 

 

2 x RP-SMA

 
 

 

Security

 

 

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

 

 

Access point, 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, load steering, client roaming control)

 

 
 

 

Ethernet networking

 

 

IPv4/IPv6 compliance, frames filtering, bridging, repeater, STP/RSTP, VLAN, DHCP (server & client), DNS relay

 

 
 

 

Ethernet routing

 

 

Multicast (PIM), IP redundancy (VRRP), static routes, NAT router, router

 

 
 

 

Administration

 

 

http, https, SNMP agent (V1, V2C, V3), WaveManager administration software

 
 

 

LEDs Signaling

 

 

Radio : activity - status | Ethernet : link 10/100/1000 - activity | Power : on-off

 

 
 

 

Power supply

 

 

+9VDC to +48VDC, 3-pin Phoenix connector & PoE 802.3af

 

 
 

 

Consumption

 

 

IDLE mode : 1.7 W / Maximum average : 5.8 W / Recommended power supply : 7 W

 

 
 

 

Dimensions & weight

 

 

Compact case L : 103 x l : 67 x h : 24 mm, weight 225 g

 

 
 

 

Standards and certifications

 

 

CE (RED) Safety :  EN 62368-1:2014+A11, EN62311
EMC :  EN301-489-1, EN301-489-17
Radio :  EN 300 328 2.1.1 (2.4 GHz), EN 301 893 2.1.1 (5 GHz, DFS)
FCC Radio :  FCC ID Z9W-RMB
 

Environmental

 

Shocks and vibrations :

 

EN 61373 (CAT 1 CLASS B)

 

USA (UL 62368-1, Ed. 3)
Canada (CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-19) 5801569
Korea (KCC)
MSIP-RMI-WIR- AirLINK
Brazil
16253-20-09679
Japan (MIC Giteki)
018-190174

 

 
 

 

Environment

 

IP30
Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C , storage: -40°C à +85°C, humidity: 0% to 99% (non-condensing)

 

 
 

 

MTBF

 

3,649,822 hours (failure rate : 0.273986 per million hours)

 

 
 

 

Warranty

 

5 years

 

 

Firmware

Version Download

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

4.26.0.1
vx240626

BIN

HASH

MIB (SNMP)

3.22.0.1
vx240626

WaveOS : Download the user guide

Download

4G cards firmware update package

6.3
vx181025

Download

Software

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

3.6.0.1
vx230613

Download

Supplementary catalog (graphic resources): download required

1.6.0.1
vx240131

Download
Download the user guide

Download

References to order

 

 

AirLink

 

 

WiFi access point, client, repeater (WDS) and MESH point (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n), 10/100/1000 RJ45 Ethernet interface, shipped with two 2.4GHz - 3 dBi / 5GHz - 4 dBi antennas

 

 
 

Accessories

 

WL-ANT-2458/3-ORPS

 

PWS12-UNI-PH3

 

WL-FIX-RD2

 

SOCLE-RPS/RPS-1.5M

 

 

 

Flat & swivel omnidirectional antenna, 2.4GHz (3dBi) / 5GHz (4dBi), RPSMA

 

AC (110V / 220V) to 12VDC power adapter with cable terminated by a 3-pin Phoenix terminal block

 

Din rail fixing kit

 

Magnetic base for RP-SMA antenna 1.5m cable (RP-SMA plug)