RailBox LTE

Cellular router for harsh environments and railway
RailBox LTE


  • 4G/5G LTE router (dual SIM)
  • WiFi 5 or WiFi 6 interface
  • Multi-constellation GNSS (GPS, GLONASS...)
  • Advanced security, VPN, firewall...
  • Rugged device : dual insulated redundant input (EN50155 nominal), shocks & vibrations proof, IP66
  • WaveManager centralized management software



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 10/100/1000/2500, 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/5G LTE and WiFi 802.11n/ac/ax 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/ax WiFi access point version, click here to access RailBox.

Technical characteristics



Ethernet interface


2-port Gigabit Ethernet 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: Cellular




Radio connectors



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




WiFi radios





Operating frequencies



Cellular intrefaces


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

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

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

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


Supports all ISM et UNII bands, 2.4 & 5GhZ

Supports HT20, HT40, HT80, HT160

Supports DFS and TPC


Up to 24dBm (aggregate), depends on the radio card 





Maximum radio power output

WiFi radio data rate 

QMA radio 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


Cellular Radio LTE cat 6 







Operating frequencies










Cellular Interface


300 Mbps ↓ & 50 Mbps ↑ 




LTE-FDD B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28/B32

LTE-TDD B38/B40/B41

2xCA : B1+B1/B5/B8/B20/B28; B3+B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28; B7+B5/B7/B8/B20/B28; B20+B32; B38+B38; B40+B40; B41+B41



North America/Mexico

LTE-FDD B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B25/B26/B29/B30/B66


2xCA B2+B2/B5/B12/B13/B29; B4+B4/B5/B12/B13/B29; B7+B5/B7/B12/B26; B25+B5/B12/B25/B26; B30+B5/B12/B29; B66+B5/ B12/B13/B29/B66; B41+B41


GNSS GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou (Compass) /Galileo


(U)SIM x 2



Cellular Radio 5G








Operating frequencies








Cellular Interface



5G SA Sub-6 DL 2.4 Gbps; UL 900 Mbps

5G NSA Sub-6 DL 3.3 Gbps; UL 600 Mbps

LTE DL 1.6 Gbps; UL 200 Mbps

WCDMA DL 42 Mbps; UL 5.76 Mbps



NSA n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n13/n14/n20/n25/n26/n28/n29/n30/n38/n40/n41/n48/n66/n71/n75/n76/n77/n78/n79

SA n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n13/n14/n20/n25/n26/n28/n29/n30/n38/n40/n41/n48/n66/n71/n75/n76/n77/n78/n79


LTE-FDD B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B14/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B29/B30/B32/B66/B71

LTE-TDD B34/B38/B39/B40/B41/B42/B43/B48

LAA B46 (only support 2 × 2 MIMO)


GNSS GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou (Compass)/Galileo



(U)SIM x 2




Radio max transmit power
Radio QMA connectors
Cellular radio data rate

LTE cat 6 


24 dBm 26 dBm
2 cellulars + 1 GNSS 3 cellulars + 1 GNSS

300 Mbps ↓ & 50 Mbps ↑ 

4.5 Gbps ↓ 2.9 Gbps ↑ 

GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, Galileo





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






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 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








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


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







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)




Version Download

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

RailBox V1 vx230307

RailBox V2 vx230307




WaveOS : Download the user guide


4G cards firmware update package




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


Supplementary catalog (graphic resources): download required

Download the user guide


References to order





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 :












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