AirBox

Industrial dual WiFi access point (11n + 11ac), dual band (2.4 or 5 GHz)
AirBox
AirBox/10

Overview

  • WiFi access point, client or repeater modes
  • Mesh function to wirelessly interconnect access points
  • Optional 4G router + positioning (GNSS)
  • Advanced security (Firewall, VPN, radius ...)
  • High availability : 2 redundant Ethernet ports, redundant wide range power supply input (+9 to +48 VDC)
  • Compact case, wall or DIN Rail mounting
  • Centralized administration and configurations management
  • 2 isolated inputs + 2 isolated outputs

 

Introduction

Available in dual WiFi radio version (11n + 11ac), AirBox fits directly into the era of Industry 4.0 by offering dual band (2.4 / 5GHz) connectivity to objects (IIoT, PLCs, tablets ...) and strengthening the communication between machines (M2M). AirBox supports up to 80 clients connected simultaneously (@ 2Mbps) in AP mode and can be integrated in electrical cabinets as in tight spaces (antenna fitted externally).

 

The single radio model (WiFi 11n) can be used in client mode to remotely connect any Ethernet equipment or PLCs as well as mobile devices (trolleys, AGVs) to the factory wireless infrastructure.
AirBox advantageously leverages MIMO technology to strengthen the radio link and features a high-performance roaming algorithm (< 30ms) to ensure seamless communication in motion, even in environments with very high density of AP.

 

AirBox embedded intelligence simplifies the network design and does not require any wireless LAN controller.
Administration is centralized via ACKSYS WaveManager software.
Network is secured thanks to AirBox high level of security (Firewall, VPN, 802.1X ...).
Two pairs of digital I/O are controllable with the SNMP protocol to operate remote equipment or read the logic state of a signal.

 

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

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

 

 

Not available on these models, please refer to the datasheet of AirBox LTE.

 

 
 

 

Cellular radio data rate

 

Not available on these models, please refer to the datasheet of AirBox LTE.

 

 
 

 

Cellular operating
frequencies

 

 

Not available on these models, please refer to the datasheet of AirBox LTE.

 

 
 

 

WiFi interfaces

 

 

2.4 / 5 GHz, ANI (Adaptive Noise Immunity)
AirBox/10 : 1 radio : 802.11n (MIMO 2T2R, 300 Mbps)
AirBox/12 : 2 radios : • Radio 1 802.11n (MIMO 2T2R, 300 Mbps)        • Radio 2 : 802.11ac (MIMO 3T3R, 1.3 Gbps)

 

 
 

 

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)
802.11ac: MCS0-9, 3 streams (6.5 Mbps to 1.3 Gbps) (only available on AirBox/12)

 

 
 

 

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

 

 

AirBox/10     - • up to 23.5 dBm (aggregate) at 2.4 GHz • up to 21 dBm (aggregate) at 5 GHz
AirBox/12 WiFi 1 : • up to 23.5 dBm (aggregate) at 2.4 GHz • up to 21 dBm (aggregate) at 5 GHz
  WiFi 2 : • up to 23.8 dBm (aggregate) at 2.4 GHz • up to 22.8 dBm (aggregate) at 5 GHz

 

 
 

 

Sensitivity max.

 

 

AirBox/10     - • -94 dBm at 2.4 GHz • -96 dBm at 5 GHz
AirBox/12 WiFi 1 : • 94 dBm at 2.4 GHz • -96 dBm at 5 GHz
  WiFi 2 : • -94 dBm at 2.4 GHz • -95 dBm at 5 GHz

 

 
 

 

Radio connectors

 

 

AirBox/10 : 2 x RP-SMA

AirBox/12 : 2 x RP-SMA (WiFi 1) + 3 x RP-SMA (WiFi 2)

 

 
 

 

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

 

 

AirBox/10 : 6 W typical - 7 W max

AirBox/12 : 11 W typical - 15 W max

 

 
 

 

Dimensions & weight

 

 

Compact case L : 141.2 x l : 99 x h : 35 mm, weight without accessories : • /10 = 318g        • /12 = 348g

 

 
 

 

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 : • WiFi 1 : FCC ID Z9W-RMB • WiFi 2 : FCC ID TK4WLE900VX
   
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

 

 

Firmware

Version Download

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

4.10.0.1
vx201012

Download

MIB (SNMP)

3.12.0.1
vx201012

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

Ordering references

 

 

AirBox/10

 

 

AirBox/12

 

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

 

WiFi access point, client, repeater (WDS) & MESH point (802.11n + 802.11ac), RJ45 Ethernet interface 10/100/1000, shipped with five 2.4GHz - 3 dBi / 5GHz - 4 dBi antennas

 

 
 

Accessories

 

WL-ANT-2458/3-ORPS

 

PWS12-UNI-PH3

 

WL-FIX-RD2

 

 

 

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