RailBox LTE

Cellular router for railway environment
RailBox LTE

Overview

  • 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

 

Introduction

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/+75°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, water and vibration proof rapid connect 8-point M12 X-coded connectors (CAT-6A) plug & play mode & 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)

 

 
 

 

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 ↑

 
 

 

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

 

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 24 dBm (aggregate), depending on radio card model

 

 
 

 

Radio connectors

 

3 or 6 QMA connectors (no antenna provided)

 

 
 

 

Security

 

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)

 
 

 

Administration

 

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.

 

 
 

 

Consumption

 

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

 

 
 

 

Standards

 

Radio : • WiFi : EN 300 328 (2.4 GHz), EN 301 893 (5 GHz, DFS) • LTE : EN 301 908 [-1, -2, -13], EN 301 511, 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) (Fire and Smoke), EN 62368-1:2014+A11, EN62311
Environmental : EN61373 (shocks and vibration), EN60068 (climatic)

 

 
 

 

Environment

 

IP66 seal rating
Operating : -25°C to +70°C (HR 0-99%) or extended -40°C to +75°C (+85°C for 10 mn, EN 50155 class TX), storage: -40°C to +80°C
GORE ® protective vent (dehumidifying membrane)

 

 

References to order

 

 

RailBox/RRXB

 

Single or dual WiFi Access Point, Ethernet Bridge, Repeater, MESH point (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) or LTE mobile broadband router for railway and mobile applications, shipped with a fixing plate (already mounted). Cables must be purchased separately.

 

 
 

Accessories :

 
 

 

WL-M12U/8X-ETH-2M

WL-M12U/8X-ETH-5M

WL-M12U/8X-ETH-10M

 

WLg-M12U-PWR-2M

WLg-M12U-PWR-5M

WLg-M12U-PWR-10M

 

 

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