The AirborneAP™ Access Point technology enables M2M equipment to become the center of a self sufficient WiFi network for access to equipment data or resources from WiFi-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets and handhelds powered by Android, iOS, or Windows. It turns an isolated piece of equipment in a service truck into a wireless gateway, creating a WiFi network around the vehicle that enables multiple handhelds and tablets to talk to each other. This technology includes secure authentication using WPA2 (AES-CCMP) and a fully functional DHCP server for unique addresses for each authenticated client.
It supports Ethernet and serial interfaces. The Ethernet interface can be placed in bridge mode to support connection to an existing network of devices, effectively extending access to the network for wireless devices. Alternatively, the Ethernet interface can be set to wireless router mode, enabling networking to wide area network (WAN) and internet connections.
The technology can be switched from access point to client mode through the web or command line interfaces. In client mode, the device provides WPA2-Enterprise Class Extensible Authentication Protocols (EAP) with support for authentication Certificates. Advanced security including WEP, WPA (TKIP), WPA2 (AES – FIPS 197), WPA2 Enterprise, 802.11i and 802.1x (EAP) are standard over the entire product family. The units include support for EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, EAP-FAST and LEAP with AES-CCMP supported in the hardware. The embedded AirborneAP™ modules and external ruggedized Access Points are designed to meet extended operating temperature range (-40°C to +85°C).
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