11ac WiFi access point for industrial applications in harsh environment and railway


  • AP/client/repeater/Mesh (*) WiFi 802.11ac (2.4/5 GHz)
  • Advanced security, VPN, firewall...
  • Easy configuration: http, https, SNMP V3, WaveManager & WaveViewer administration software
  • Operating System: WaveOS
  • Rugged device: shocks & vibrations proof,redundant input (24V EN50155 compliant) or PoE, wide temperature range -40°C to +70°C
  • Fast roaming (in client mode) (*)
  • Alarm output


RuggedAir1000 is an "all-in-one" (multifunction product: access point, client, repeater, router & Mesh*) designed for industrial applications in harsh environment : railway, industry 4.0…
> Public transportation: It can be used on the ground to create a WiFi coverage at the depot or on board to connect vehicles to the ground network (trams, subways), for car-to-car communication and as an access point for passengers.
> Industry 4.0: it allows high-speed data transmission indoors and outdoors thanks to its extended WiFi coverage and/or from a connected mobile device.

  • High performances: high-speed 802.11ac, 1.3 Gbps (radio data rate), MIMO 3T3R...
  • Robustness: waterproof, IP66, with M12 connectors, 24 VDC or PoE power supply and 3 antennas to improve throughputs and enhance the quality of the radio link.
  • Mobility: its roaming performances (<30 ms) and shock/vibration resistance (EN61373) make it easy to integrate into trams, subways, trains, various machines, bridge cranes...
  • Ease of deployment: RuggedAir1000 can be easily administered from WaveManager and WaveViewer. Embedded, it can be configured directly from the onboard computer via SNMP or a web browser. It also has a C-Key (save / restore configuration key) for instantaneous replacement on site.

It integrates advanced security standards (WPA2-Enterprise (Radius), DoS, Firewall ...) as well as routing and filtering functions to facilitate mass deployments.


* MESH point and fast roaming function to come.


Technical characteristics



Ethernet interface


2-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 auto-sensing base T, auto MDI/MDIX cross-over, M12 X-coded connectors




WiFi interface


1 radio 802.11ac (MIMO 3T3R, 1.3 Gbps), 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


IISM : 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


WiFi : 2.4 GHz : up to 23.8 dBm (3 RF channels) / 5GHz : up to 22.8 dBm (3 RF channels)




Sensitivity max.



3 type N connectors




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, SRCC coupler




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 and WaveViewer administration software, save / restore configuration key (C-Key)






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




LEDs Signaling


Radio : activity - status | Ethernet : link10/100/1000 - activity | Power : on-off | C-Key : activity




Power supply


+12VDC to +36VDC isolated (24V EN50155 nominal), redundant, PoE (at type 1), M12 connector 4-pole A-coded






IDLE mode : 2.7 W / Maximum average : 8.4 W / Recommended : 12 W




Dimensions & weight


Compact enclosure L: 175 x l: 80 x h: 75 mm (without connectors), 850g






CE (RED) Safety : EN 62368-1:2014+A11, EN62311
EMC : EN 301 489 [-1], [-17]
Radio : EN 300 328 (2.4 GHz), EN 301 893 (5 GHz, DFS)

EMC : EN 50155, EN 50121-3-2


Environmental : • Shocks & vibration : EN 61373 (CAT 1 CLASS B) • Climatic : EN60068-2 [-1, -2, -30]





Operating: -40°C to +70°C, HR: 0-99%







5 years



* MESH point and fast roaming function to come.


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






WiFi access point, client, repeater (WDS) and MESH point (802.11ac), 10/100/1000 M12 Ethernet interface. Shipped without cable or antenna


Included accessories :




Additional accessories :








Save / Restore configuration key

4-point fixing plate with ground lug



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

Dual band (2.4 / 5 Ghz) 2 dBi omni-directional antenna


Connecting set including :

  • 1 x WL-M12U/8X-ETH-2M
  • 1 x WLg-M12U-PWR-2M
  • 3 x WL-ANT-2458/2-ONM