RailBox LTE

Cellular router for harsh environments and railway
RailBox LTE


  • 2G/3G/4G/LTE router (dual SIM)
  • 802.11n or 802.11ac WiFi interface
  • Multi-constellation GNSS (GPS, GLONASS...)
  • Advanced security, VPN, firewall...
  • Rugged device : dual insulated redundant input (EN50155 nominal), shocks & vibrations proof, IP66
  • Operating System : WaveOS



RailBox LTE is a rugged cellular router equipped with a dual-band WiFi interface (2.4 / 5 GHz), a multiconstellation GNSS interface (GPS, GLONASS ...), 2 Ethernet ports 10/100/1000, one alarm output and one digital input. RailBox LTE is designed to be mounted on trains, subways, trams or any other mobile equipment in harsh environment.

RailBox LTE uses dual-SIM 4G/LTE and WiFi 802.11n/ac MIMO radios to guarantee broadband data transfers in motion or stationary (station or depot). Its cellular interface provides a secure backup connection for maintenance applications along the journey; its WiFi interface adds high speed communications wherever the WiFi coverage is available (depot, station, covered sections along the journey …).

Definitely designed for mobility, RailBox LTE complies with all EN50155 standards and meets the most stringent environmental requirements: shocks and vibrations proof, IP66, operating temperature up to -40°C/+70°C. RailBox LTE features a dual insulated power supply, M12 hardened connectors and C-KEY for quick backup/restore of the product configuration.

Digital I/O can be used to remotely control a device thanks to a relay and to read the logic state of an input signal.


This product is also available in rugged dual 802.11ac WiFi access point version, click here to access RailBox.

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, optional Ethernet bypass that redirects the network traffic in case of device or power supply failure (for daisy chain topologies)




Cellular interface +


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




Cellular radio data rate



150 Mbps ↓ & 50 Mbps ↑



Cellular operating



FDD LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28
TDD LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41
WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
GSM: 900/1800




WiFi interface


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 24dBm (aggregate), depending on radio card model




Radio connectors


3 or 6 QMA 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, 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)





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


Dual insulated redundant input (1500V insulation, M12 connectors 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.






16W typical power consumption (dual radio), 20W 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






Radio : • WiFi : EN 300 328 (2.4 GHz), EN 301 893 (5 GHz, DFS) • LTE : EN 301 908 [-1, -2, -13] • GSM : EN 301 511 • GNSS : EN 303 413
EMC : • WiFi : EN 301 489 [-1], [-17] • LTE : EN 301 489 [-19], [-52] • Railway : EN 50155, EN 50121-3.2
Safety : EN45545-2 (HL3), NF F16-101 (M1F1), NFPA 130 (Fire and Smoke), EN 62368-1:2014+A11, EN62311
Environmental : • Shocks & vibration : EN 61373 (CAT 1 CLASS B) • Climatic : EN60068-2 [-1, -2, -30]






IP66 seal rating
Operating : -25°C to +70°C (HR 0-99%) or extended -40°C to +70°C (+85°C for 10 mn, EN 50155 class TX), 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




4G cards firmware update package




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

Download the user guide

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


References to order





Rugged cellular router with 802.11n or 802.11ac dual-band WiFi interface (2,4 / 5 GHz) + multi-constellation GNSS interface for railway applications. Shipped with a fixing plate (already mounted).



Accessories :












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