Product Description



Industrial WiFi Access Point

WiFi MIMO access point & Mesh router for hazardous areas


WaveNet-Ex is an all-in-one WiFi device (access point, client, repeater, router & Mesh point) designed for industrial applications in zone 1 rated explosive areas. Its aluminum enclosure is perfectly suited for chemical industries, refineries, electric stations, very dusty locations as well as those where sparks and electric arcs occur. It can also be used in the sea in its stainless steel version and thus defy the rusting effects of salt water.

WaveNet-Ex is ideal for tele-operation of heavy machinery from a remote control station, collision avoidance, localization of people and goods and other services as evacuation signaling systems, VoIP wireless phones, mobile data download (smartphones, tablets…), mobile & fixed IP video


WaveNet-Ex relies on the multi-streams MIMO technology that contributes to an expanded coverage, higher data throughput and increased radio link reliability to ensure seamless communication. The three antenna connectors protected by an intrinsic barrier allow the use of non-ATEX antennas for a reduced installation cost and an increased flexibility.

It can be administered from ACKSYS WaveManager & WaveViewer applications or via SNMP or a web browser and works with any kind of industrial Ethernet protocol. It also offers routing, filtering and advanced security features (WPA2-Enterprise (Radius), DoS, Firewall).

  • WiFi access point, client, repeater, router & Mesh point* (*depends on the model)
  • ATEX / IECEX certification: II 2G Ex db IIC T5-T4 Gb, II 2D Ex tb IIIC T110°C/T140°C Db, I M2 Ex db I Mb (SWS only)
  • Zone 1, 2, 21 & 22
  • Heavy duty aluminum or stainless steel IP68 enclosure
  • 2 or 3 intrinsically safe RF outputs (support any type of antenna)
  • Gigabit Ethernet network interface
  • DC power supply input (+18VDC to +60VDC) or PoE or PPoE (Passive Power over Ethernet)


Ethernet Interface

1-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base TX auto-sensing, auto MDI/MDIX cross-over, RJ45

WiFi Interfaces

Model 1033

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

Model 1133

802.11ac, MIMO 2T2R, 2.4/5GHz, ANI (Adaptive Noise Immunity)

Model 1230

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

WiFi Radio Data Rate

Model 1033

Up to 300 Mbps

Model 1133

Up to 867 Mbps

Model 1230

Up to 300 Mbps (802.11n) + up to 433 Mbps (802.11ac)

Operating Frequencies

From 2.4 GHz to 5.825 GHz

Output Power

Model 1033

2.4 GHz: up to 23.5 dBm (aggregate)

5 GHz: up to 21 dBm (aggregate) ± 2 dB

Model 1133

2.4 GHz: up to 20.8 dBm (aggregate)

5 GHz: up to 19.8 dBm (aggregate) ± 2 dB

Model 1230

2.4 GHz: up to 23.5 dBm (aggregate)

5 GHz: up to 21 dBm (aggregate) ± 2 dB (802.11n)

2.4 GHz: up to 19 dBm5 GHz : up to 18 dBm ± 2 dB (802.11ac)


From -92 dBm to -96 dBm


Up to 3 intrinsically safe RF outputs: supports any type of antennas

NB: Antenna gain is limited in accordance with regulation domain as well as group of operations (see operation manual)

Radio Connectors

9 N-type connectors (no antenna provided)


Firewall, DoS, https, MAC filtering, WPA/WPA2-Personal & Enterprise (IEEE 802.1X/RADIUS), WEP, tunnels L2 (GRE), VPN (OpenVPN), SNMP V3, isolated clients (in AP mode)

WiFi Modes

Access point, 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

Power Supply

+18VDC to +60VDC or PoE or PPoE (Passive Power over Ethernet), M25 x 1.5 or 3/4" npt-f cable gland


8 Watts for A10 models

14 Watts for A11 and A12 models


Aluminum polyester powder coated or stainless steel AISI 316 (CF8M) electropolish


Aluminum enclosure: 179.8mm (+ 2 couplers) x 180mm (+1 coupler) x 89.5mm

Stainless steel enclosure: 180.5mm (+ 2 couplers) x 196mm (+1 coupler) x 90mm

One metric coupler: 58.5mm / One npt coupler : 70mm


Enclosure weight (aluminum models): 2.6 Kg

Standards and Certifications

II 2G Ex db IIC T5-T4 Gb

II 2D Ex tb IIIC T110°C/T140°C Db

I M2 Ex db I Mb (SWS only)

Zone 1, 2, 21 & 22

IECEx and ATEX Gas and Dust (SWA only)

IECEx and ATEX Gas, Dust and Mining (SWS only)



Operating temperature: -40°C to +60°C

Storage: -40°C to +80°C

Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)


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