RailBox

WiFi 5 or WiFi 6 ruggedized access point, single or dual radio depending on the model for railways
RailBox
Dual radio Wifi 6 RailBox

Overview

  • Single or dual radio 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (MIMO 3T3R or MU-MIMO 4T4R), up to 4.4 Gbps
  • MESH, WMM QoS, multiple SSID and centralized RADIUS security supported
  • WaveManager centralized management software
  • Dual insulated redundant power supply input 24 to 110 VDC (EN50155 nominal) or PoE+
  • Rugged aluminum enclosure, IP66 seal rating, industrial T° grade, shock & vibration proof

Introduction

RailBox is a rugged device designed for railway and light rail applications. It can be mounted in trains, subways, trams or in any equipment that requires robustness and high bandwidth for innovative services on the move.

 

RailBox can be implemented by system integrators and rail vehicle manufacturers who are seeking to establish reliable, efficient and agile network for:

  • Uninterrupted train-to-trackside communications (CBTC, CCTV, VoIP, preventive maintenance, passenger information...)
  • Train and carriage coupling to establish an end-to-end Ethernet and IP backbone
  • Passenger services like onboard WiFi, videostreaming, entertainment, infotainment...

The device relies on the multi-streams MIMO technology that contributes to an expanded coverage, higher data throughput and increased radio link reliability.

 

It fulfills the most severe requirements in terms of operating environment: from -25°C to +70°C (extended : -40°C to +70°C), shock and vibration proof, protection against dust and water projections (IP66).

 

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

Technical characteristics

 

 

Ethernet interface

 

2-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000/2500 auto-sensing, up to 5 Gbps link aggregation, 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)

 

 
 

Radio interfaces

Radio 1:  WiFi 

Radio 2: none or WiFi or cellular

 

 
 

 

Radio connectors

 

 

3 to 8 QMA connectors (no antenna provided) depending on the model

 
 

 

 

WiFi radio

 

 

 

 

Operating frequencies

 

 

Radio max transmit power

 

Radio card 802.11n: MCS0-7, 3 streams (6.5 to 450 Mbps)

Radio card 802.11ac wave 1: MCS0-9, 3 streams (6.5 Mbps to 1.3 Gbps)

Radio card 802.11ac wave 2: MCS0-9, 4 streams (6.5 Mbps to 1.73 Gbps)

Radio card 802.11ax: MCS0-11, 4 streams (6.5 Mbps to 4.8 Gbps)

 

Supports all ISM and UNII bands, 2.4 and 5GhZ

Supports HT20, HT40, HT80, HT160

SupportsDFS and TPS

 

Up to 24dBm (aggregate), depending on radio card model 

 

 
 

 

Number of streams

Radio max transmit power

 

WiFi radio data rate

Radio QMA connectors

802.11n 802.11ac wave 1 802.11ac wave 2 802.11ax
3 3 4 4
24 dBm 24 dBm 24 dBm 24 dBm
450 Mbps 1.3 Gbps 1.73 Gbps 4.8 Gbps
3 3 4 4
 
 

 

Security

 

Firewall, DoS, https, MAC filtering, WPA/WPA2/WPA3-Personal & Enterprise (IEEE 802.1X/RADIUS),  tunnels L2 (GRE), VPN (OpenVPN), SNMP V3, Rogue AP detector

 

 
 

 

WiFi Modes

 

AP, client, MESH (IEEE 802.11s), infrastructure, AD-HOC, fast roaming (less than 30 ms), WMM QoS

 

 
 

 

WiFi Services

 

 

Hot Spot 2.0, Wireless Load Balancing (load balancing, band steering, client roaming control, association control per SSID)

 
 

 

ACKSYS enhanced features

 

 

Connect Before Break, Smart Redundant Carriage Coupling

 
 

 

Ethernet networking

 

 

Frames filtering, bridging, repeater, STP/RSTP, VLAN, DHCP (server & client), DNS relay, IPv6 compliant

 
 

 

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 10/100/1000/2500, 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 4-pole A-coded)

24 to 110 VDC (EN50155 nominal)

PoE + (IEEE 802.3at Type 2 Class 4) model with ground lug also available

 

 
 

 

Consumption

 

22W typical power consumption (dual radio), 25W max

 
 

 

Dimensions & weight

 

Compact shockproof rugged aluminium 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 and
certifications

 

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 and vibration : EN 61373 (CAT 1 CLASS B)

                         • Climatic : EN60068-2 [-1, -2, -30]

                         • Fire/smoke : EN45545-2 (HL3), NF F16-101 (M1F1), NFPA 130

 

 
 

 

Environment

Operating : -25°C to +70°C (HR 0-99%)

Extended : -40°C to +70°C / +85°C for 10 mn, EN 50155 class TX

Storage: -40°C to +80°C

IP66 seal rating, GORE ® protective vent (dehumidifying membrane)

 

 

Firmware

Version Download

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

4.16.9.1

Vx220412

BIN

HASH

MIB (SNMP)

3.18.0.1

Vx220412

 

WaveOS : Download the user guide

Download

4G cards firmware update package

6.3
vx181025

Download

Softwares

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

2.12.1.1
vx210318

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

References to  order

 

 

RailBox/RRXB

 

Single or dual WiFi Access Point or LTE-A or 5G gateway for railway and mobile application, shipped with a fixing plate (already mounted).

 

 
 

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