AirBox LTE

Industrial cellular router (2G/3G/4G) + WiFi (802.11n)
AirBox LTE


  • 2G/3G/4G cellular router with auto-fallback
  • E-mark certified (E2 - ECE R10)
  • ITS application-ready (LTE band 38 support)
  • 802.11n WiFi interface (MIMO 2T2R), 2.4/5 GHz
  • Advanced security (VPN, Firewall, radius ...)
  • Automatic Cellular <> WiFi switching
  • WiFi fast roaming (< 30ms)
  • Shocks & vibrations proof (EN61373)
  • Redundant wide range power supply input (+9 to +48 VDC) & PoE 802.3af (from model V2)
  • Compact case, wall or DIN Rail mounting
  • 2 isolated inputs + 2 isolated outputs



AirBox LTE is a cellular router (2G/3G/4G LTE) equipped with a dual-band WiFi interface (2.4 / 5 GHz), a GNSS interface (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou), 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 isolated inputs/2 isolated outputs. It is designed for industrial applications (industry 4.0) and mobility (buses, vehicles ...).


M2M and IIoT : AirBox LTE has WiFi and cellular wireless interfaces to ensure maximum flexibility for industrial applications. It allows a remote access to all your devices (maintenance, control for non-critical applications, remote I/O...). Its WiFi interface, configured in access point mode, also offers local access to the network from a tablet or a smartphone. It supports all kind of Ethernet flows (video, Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP, Profinet...) and its 4 GPIOs make it possible to remotely control equipment or to read the logic state of an input signal. AirBox LTE ensures the integrity of data and network thanks to its onboard services (VPN, Firewall, WPA-ENTERPRISE…).


Mobility : AirBox LTE is equipped with high-speed wireless technologies for transmitting data to and from vehicles. For bus applications, AirBox LTE makes it possible to pool all data streams (SAE, ticketing, PIS, CCTV...) on a single router. Its WiFi roaming capabilities (<30 ms) ensure continuous data transmission as buses move to the depot. Its automatic switching capabilities between WiFi and 4G ensure service continuity when they go into operation. AirBox LTE allows vehicles tracking with its GNSS feature. It is also rugged (shock and vibration proof), E-marked ECE R10 and maintenance-free.


High availability : its multiple redundant interfaces (2 Ethernet ports, 2 power inputs, 2 SIM cards) and its integrated watchdog guarantee a perfect continuity of operation.


Administration and product monitoring : can be achieved directly from a web browser or from WaveManager, the centralized administration software provided by ACKSYS. Besides, its advanced routing and filtering functions make it easy to deploy large fleets of vehicles.



This product is also available in dual WiFi interface (11n + 11ac) industrial access point version, click here to access AirBox.

Technical characteristics overview


Ethernet interface



2-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 auto-sensing, Base TX, auto MDI/MDIX, RJ45 Ethernet interface



Cellular interfaces +


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 ↑ (maximum radio data rate)




Cellular operating


FDD LTE: B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28
TDD LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41
WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8




WiFi interface



802.11n (MIMO 2T2R), 300 Mbps, 2.4 / 5 GHz, ANI (Adaptive Noise Immunity)




WiFi radio data rate



802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 & 54 Mbps
802.11b/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 & 54 Mbps
802.11n: MCS0-7, 2 streams (6.5 to 300 Mbps)




WiFi operating



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



WiFi : • 2.4 GHz : up to 23.5 dBm (aggregate) • 5 GHz : up to 21 dBm (aggregate)
LTE : • GSM : up to 33 dBm




Sensitivity max.



WiFi : • 2.4 GHz : -94 dBm • 5 GHz : -96 dBm
LTE WCDMA B5/B8 receiver : -110.5 dBm




Radio connectors



WiFi : 2 x RP-SMA

LTE : 2 x SMA (female)

GNSS : 1 x SMA (female)







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







http, https, SNMP agent (V1, V2C, V3), WaveManager administration software





- 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-pin Phoenix connector) or PoE 802.3af powered device (from model V2)







9.6 W typical - 12 W maximum




Dimensions & weight



Compact case L : 141.2 x l : 99 x h : 35 mm, weight without accessories : 347g




Standards and



CE (RED) Safety : EN 62368-1:2014+A11, EN62311
  EMC :

• WiFi : EN301-489-1, EN301-489-17

• LTE : EN 301 489 [-19], [-52]

  Radio :

• WiFi : EN 300 328 2.1.1 (2.4 GHz), EN 301 893 2.1.1 (5 GHz, DFS)

• LTE : EN 301 908 [-1, -2, -13], EN 301 511, EN 303 413


Radio :


• LTE : FCC ID XMR201708EC25E

E-marking ECE R10
Environmental Shocks & vibrations : EN 61373 (CAT 1 CLASS B)






Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C , storage: -40°C à +85°C, humidity: 0% to 99% (non-condensing)






5 years




Version Download

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




WaveOS : Download the user guide


4G cards firmware update package




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


Supplementary catalog (graphic resources): download required

Download the user guide


Ordering references






WiFi router (802.11n) + 4G/LTE (EMEA, Korea, Thailand, India) + multi-constellation GNSS interface, 2-port Gigabit Ethernet, 2 DI + 2 DO, shipped with 2 WiFi antennas (WL-ANT-2458 / 3- ORPS) and 2 cellular antennas (ANT727 / 2OSM)  reference stopped and replaced by AirBox 17




WiFi router (802.11n) + 4G/LTE (world) + multi-constellation GNSS interface, 2-port Gigabit Ethernet, 2 DI + 2 DO, shipped with 2 WiFi antennas (WL-ANT-2458/3-ORPS) and 2 cellular antennas (ANT727 / 2OSM)



Additional accessories:












Flat & swivel omnidirectional antenna, 2.4GHz (3dBi) / 5GHz (4dBi), RPSMA


Omni, cellular antenna, 2dBi, SMA, 700-960 / 1700-2170 / 2300-2700 MHz


AC (110V / 220V) to 12VDC power adapter with cable terminated by a 3-pin Phoenix terminal block


Din rail fixing kit