AirBox LTE

Industrial cellular router (2G/3G/4G) + WiFi (802.11n)
AirBox LTE

Overview

  • 2G/3G/4G cellular router with auto-fallback
  • ITS application-ready (LTE band 38 support)
  • 802.11n WiFi interface (MIMO 2T2R), 2.4/5 GHz
  • Advanced security (VPN, Firewall, radius ...)
  • Automatic Cellular <> WiFi switching
  • WiFi fast roaming (< 30ms)
  • Shocks & vibrations proof (EN61373)
  • Redundant wide range power supply input (+9 to +48 VDC)
  • Compact case, wall or DIN Rail mounting
  • 2 isolated inputs + 2 isolated outputs

 

Introduction

AirBox LTE is a cellular router (2G/3G/4G LTE) equipped with a dual-band WiFi interface (2.4 / 5 GHz), a GNSS interface (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou), 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 isolated inputs/2 isolated outputs. It is designed for industrial applications (industry 4.0) and mobility (buses, vehicles ...).

 

M2M and IIoT : AirBox LTE has WiFi and cellular wireless interfaces to ensure maximum flexibility for industrial applications. It allows a remote access to all your devices (maintenance, control for non-critical applications, remote I/O...). Its WiFi interface, configured in access point mode, also offers local access to the network from a tablet or a smartphone. It supports all kind of Ethernet flows (video, Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP, Profinet...) and its 4 GPIOs make it possible to remotely control equipment or to read the logic state of an input signal. AirBox LTE ensures the integrity of data and network thanks to its onboard services (VPN, Firewall, WPA-ENTERPRISE…).

 

Mobility : AirBox LTE is equipped with high-speed wireless technologies for transmitting data to and from vehicles. For bus applications, AirBox LTE makes it possible to pool all data streams (SAE, ticketing, PIS, CCTV...) on a single router. Its WiFi roaming capabilities (<30 ms) ensure continuous data transmission as buses move to the depot. Its automatic switching capabilities between WiFi and 4G ensure service continuity when they go into operation. AirBox LTE allows vehicles tracking with its GNSS feature. It is also rugged (shock and vibration proof), E-marked ECE R10 and maintenance-free.

 

High availability : its multiple redundant interfaces (2 Ethernet ports, 2 power inputs, 2 SIM cards) and its integrated watchdog guarantee a perfect continuity of operation.

 

Administration and product monitoring : can be achieved directly from a web browser or from WaveManager, the centralized administration software provided by ACKSYS. Besides, its advanced routing and filtering functions make it easy to deploy large fleets of vehicles.

 

 

This product is also available in dual WiFi interface (11n + 11ac) industrial access point version, click here to access AirBox.

Technical characteristics overview

 


Ethernet interface

 

 

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

 
 

 

Cellular interfaces +
navigation

 

1 LTE radio category 4, 3GPP E-UTRA release 10, MIMO DL with Rx diversity
Dual SIM
LTE, UMTS/HSPA+, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (worldwide)
Multi-constellation GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou). Requires an active antenna.

 

 
 

 

Cellular radio data rate

 

150 Mbps ↓ & 50 Mbps ↑ (maximum radio data rate)

 

 
 

 

Cellular operating
frequencies

 

FDD LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20
TDD LTE: B38/B40/B41
WCDMA: B1/B5/B8
GSM: 900/1800

 

 
 

 

WiFi interface

 

 

802.11n (MIMO 2T2R), 300 Mbps, 2.4 / 5 GHz, ANI (Adaptive Noise Immunity)

 

 
 

 

WiFi radio data rate

 

 

802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 & 54 Mbps
802.11b/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 & 54 Mbps
802.11n: MCS0-7, 2 streams (6.5 to 300 Mbps)

 

 
 

 

WiFi 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

 

 

WiFi : • 2.4 GHz : up to 23.5 dBm (aggregate) • 5 GHz : up to 21 dBm (aggregate)
LTE : • GSM : up to 33 dBm

 

 
 

 

Sensitivity max.

 

 

WiFi : • 2.4 GHz : -94 dBm • 5 GHz : -96 dBm
LTE WCDMA B5/B8 receiver : -110.5 dBm

 

 
 

 

Radio connectors

 

 

WiFi : 2 x RP-SMA

LTE : 2 x SMA (female)

GNSS : 1 x SMA (female)

 

 
 

 

Security

 

 

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

 

 
 

 

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

 

 
 

 

Administration

 

 

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

 
 

 

I/O

 

- 2 solid state relay output warnings (with configurable action), 1 Form A, 60VDC 80mA max
- 2 inputs for external device control 24VDC max

 

 
 

 

LEDs Signaling

 

 

Radios : activity - status | Ethernet : 10/100/1000 link - activity | GPS : status | Power : on-off (x2)

 

 
 

 

Power supply

 

 

+9VDC to +48VDC, redundant, 5-point Phoenix connector

 

 
 

 

Consumption

 

 

9.6 W typical - 12 W maximum

 

 
 

 

Dimensions & weight

 

 

Compact case L : 141.2 x l : 99 x h : 35 mm, weight without accessories : 347g

 

 
 

 

Standards and
certifications

 

 

CE (RED) Safety : EN 62368-1:2014+A11, EN62311
  EMC :

• WiFi : EN301-489-1, EN301-489-17

• LTE : EN 301 489 [-19], [-52]

  Radio :

• WiFi : EN 300 328 2.1.1 (2.4 GHz), EN 301 893 2.1.1 (5 GHz, DFS)

• LTE : EN 301 908 [-1, -2, -13], EN 301 511, EN 303 413

   
FCC

Radio :

• WiFi : FCC ID Z9W-RMB

• LTE : FCC ID XMR201708EC25E

   
E-marking ECE R10
   
Environmental Shocks & vibrations : EN 61373 (CAT 1 CLASS B)
   

 

 
 

 

Environment

 

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

 

 
 

 

Warranty

 

5 years

 

 

Ordering references

 

 

AirBox/14

 

 

WiFi access point, client, repeater (WDS) & MESH point (802.11n) + LTE/GPS router (EMEA, Korea, Thailand, India), RJ45 Ethernet
interface 10/100/1000 (Other frequencies → consult us)

 

 
 

Additional accessories:

 
 

 

PWS12-UNI-PH3

WL-FIX-RD2

 

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

Din rail fixing kit