WLn-ABOARD series

by Acksys Communication & Systems


The WLn-ABOARD series is a rugged wireless broadband equipment designed for applications in road and railways transportation (CBTC architectures), depots, warehouses, agriculture, manufacturing floors, docks, distribution centers, ship yards and lumber yards.  It can be mounted in trains, tramways, trucks, freighter ships, forklifts, trailers, tractors or cranes, dumpers, mines for material handling, real-time information transmission (multiple CCTV cameras, VoIP phones...), board to board, board to ground communications and ground infrastructure.

The two radio design makes it possible to use two separate networks for carriage bridging (5 / 5.4 GHz) and in-carriage communication (2.4 GHz) simultaneously without sacrificing speed;  the turbo roaming feature allows loss-less communication between AP's during vehicle motion.  Moreover, the dual radio system makes it possible to rely on a redundant;  redundancy is also possible between a pair of devices. 

It fulfills the most severe requirements in terms of operating environment:  -25°C to +70°C (extended -40°C to +75°C, -55°C with optional PTC heater), shockproof and vibration proof, IP67 all weather seal rating for protection against dust, water projections and vapour.

WLn-ABOARD is certified for railway applications (EN 50155 / EN 50121), it is UTAC E2 certified (CE standard for electronic equipments installed aboard vehicle), and can thus be installed in full safety aboard of all on-road equipment as well.


  • Dual radio IEEE 802.11n a/b/g/ (MIMO 3T3R), up to 2 x 300 Mbps radio bit rate
  • MESH, WMM, QoS, multiple SSID and centralized RADIUS security support
  • Web based configuration, SNMP administration, serial port, C-Key, alarm contact
  • 2-port auto-sensing Gigabit 10/100/1000 Base TX auto MDI/MDIX network interface
  • Dual DC insulated power supply input (+9VDC to +140VDC), PoE IEEE 802.3at
  • Shockproof & weatherproof IP66 rugged aluminum enclosure


Technical characteristics

Ethernet link 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 auto sensing, waterpoof ultra-lock 8-point M12 connectors (CAT-6A), plug & play mode & auto MDI/MDIX cross over
Serial port One insulated RS422/485 serial port (waterproof ultra-lock M12 connector) for connection to the target equipment exisiting network
WiFi network Compliant to the IEEE 802.11n a/b/g/ MIMO 3T3R, 2.4 / 5 / 5.4 GHz standard, dual radio system with redundancy 
Data rate Up to 2 x 300 Mbps
Radio channels 2.4 GHz:  13 channels in b/g, 7 channels in 11n / 5 GHz:  19 channels in a/h, 11 channels in 11n
Output power Transmitter +20 dBm (TPC), +26 dBm with the WLn-RF400MW option
Sensitivity Receiver -92 dBm for IEEE 802.11 a/g/n/ and -95 dBm for IEEE 802.11b
Antennas Connections Up to six 2.4 / 5 GHz MIMO antenna (not shipped with the product), N-type connectors, optional lightning surge protection 
Security  64/128 bits WEP, WPA-PSK, IEEE 802. 1x (centralized RADIUS authenticator & supplicant), MAC addresses filtering, SSID broadcast control 
Modes  Access point to build a WiFi network infrastructure, Bridge to connect and Ethernet equipments to this network, MODBUS/TCP wireless gateway, repeater, MESH point (IEEE 802.11s), infrastructure, AD-HOC, bridge router, turbo roaming (0 mS with dual radio), WMM QoS, multicast and IGMP-Snooping modes are fully supported; the 2 radios can be used to create a redundant link 
Administration  Built in-WEB interface, the setup of the device is achieved using any web browser, SNMP agen, ACKSYS NDM, serial port, Telnet/SSH, CLI 
Operating systems  Windows, Linux, UNIX as well as any operating system supporting TCP/IP 
Signaling  LED's signaling for radio quality, activity and status on each radio, Line 10/100/1000 and activity on each LAN port, TXD and RXD for the serial port, MAIN & AUX power supply, C-Key and product diagnostic
Alarms  Relay output warning:  power failure, WLAN connection failure, Watchdog, over heating or user defined (SNMP);  1 FORM B solid state relay, 60V 0.15A (ultra- lock waterproof connector) 
Inputs    One insulated input for external device control (ultra-lock waterproof M12 connector) 
Power supply From +9VDC to +140VDC with 1500V insulation depending on models, dual input (ultra-lock waterproof M12 connector), optional PoE Plus (IEEE 802.3at) power supply with ground lug 
Consumption  16W typical power consumption (21W maximum with two high power radio cards) 
Dimension & weight  Shockproof, vibration proof IP66 rugged aluminum enclosure, L: 160 x W: 220 x H" 35mm, 1200g 
Standards MIL-STD-810F mthod 514.5 & 516.5 (shocks & vibrations)
Environment Operating temperature:  -25°C to +70°C or extended -40°C to +75°C (HR 0-99%), storage:  -40°C to +100°C.  Optional PTC heater for -55°C operation (additional 24VDC 15W power supply required)

Order References

WLn-ABOARD (Hx) WiFi Access Point, 2-port Ethernet Bridge, Repeater & MESH point (IEEE 802.11n a/b/g) for automotive applications, dual DC power input from +9VDC to +72 VDC, POE IEEE 802.3at, one set of 2 meters cables (Ethernet & power cable), IP66 
WLn-ABOARD/24 (Hx) Insulated power supply:  +9VDC to +36VDC (24VDC nominal), POE not available



Power supply:  +9VDC to +72VDC, POE not available


WLn-ABOARD/48 (Hx)

Insulated power supply:  +36VDC to +75VDC (48VDC nominal)  POE not available


Insulated power supply:  +44VDC to +110VDC (72VDC nominal)  POE not available


Insulated power supply:  +66VDC to +154VDC (110VDC nominal)  POE not available

C-Key_M2 Save / Restore configuration key for the WLn-ABOARD
WLg-ANT-LSP-N Lightning Surge Protector 50 Ohms N-Type antenna 5 KA (0-6 GHz)
WLn-PTC PTC heater for -55°C cold start and operation
PWS-24-UNI-M12 AC power supply 110-240VDC input (24VDC 25W) with 2 meters M12 to stripped cable for WLn-ABOARD and WLn-ABOARD/N 

Hx means high power version and extended temperature range (-40°C to +75°C), x = 4 for 400mW


Please contact our office for assistance:  1-888-558-9956